Welcome to the website of St. Mary's Church, Riverhead and Dunton Green. Whether you are a first-time visitor or enquirer, or a member of our Church community, we hope the information provided will be helpful.
For all enquiries about our Church Hall, please do not contact the Vicar, but follow this link.
EASTER 2017 - SERVICES AT ST MARY'S
|Sun, 9 April|| 9:30am: Palm Sunday Procession from
Harvester Car Park
|Mon, 10 April||8:00pm: Compline|
|Tue, 11 April||8:00pm: Compline|
|Wed, 12 April||8:00pm: Compline|
|Thu, 13 April|| 8:00pm: Passover Supper in the Hall, followed by
Stripping of the Altar and Vigil
|Fri, 14 April||
10:00am: Good Friday Family Service, followed by
2:00pm: At the foot of the Cross - Good Friday
|Sun, 16 April||
6:00am: Blessing of the Easter Light service,
7:00am: Easter Breakfast
8:00am: Easter Communion (Book of
9:30am: Easter Sunday Celebration
DIOCESAN CONSULTATION - OUR CONVERSATION; OUR FUTURE
During the sermon on 12 March 2017 we heard how the Rochester Diocese has produced a consultation document 'Our Conversation; Our Future'. We are all being asked for our input; in particular on three questions: What may the Holy Spirit be saying to us about our area? What do we currently spend our energy and resources on? What do we need to change about who we are and what we do? Replies can be returned to a box at the back of the Church as soon as possible, or respond directly via the website: www.rochester.anglican.org/strategy/conversation by Easter 2017. The Diocese aim to discern a new diocesan strategic framework by November 2017.
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM) AND MEETING TO ELECT CHURCHWARDENS
Papers/reports for the meetings, as they become available, can be accessed via the 'Other Information/Downloads area'.
Do have a read of the latest 'Vicar's Thoughts', dated 18 March 2017, - 'A Lenten Reflection'; accessed from the main menu on the left-hand side of this front page.
DIOCESAN 'PARISH SHARE' VIDEO
As part of a plan to help Parishes to understand Diocesan finances, a short animated video has been produced by Rochester Diocese, and can be viewed by following this link.
The next Bible Study meeting will be on Monday, 27 March 2017 at 10:00am for 10:15am, at the home of Sarah Stott. Newcomers are always welcome. Ronnie/Daphne
ECUMENICAL LENT GROUPS 2017
Details of the Ecumenical Lent Groups, organised by Churches Together in Sevenoaks and District, have been received. The groups will run from 6 March 2017, for 5 weeks. There are options for Monday - Friday; and morning, afternoon or evening sessions. The course this year is based on the York Lent Course for 2017 "RECEIVING CHRIST". Anyone is welcome to attend. Further details can be found by following this link.
MOTHERS' UNION - FPW
An MU Faith & Policy Watch, December 2016, document is available. You can view the document by following this link.
There will be no MU Faith & Policy Watch in January or February 2017, while a review is undertaken about the best way of communicating the faith and policy work of the organisation.
Details of the Tonbridge Archdeaconry's Mothers' Union Lady Day Service have been received. It will take place at St Peter and St Paul, Teston, at 11:00am on Saturday, 25 March 2017. Please see poster.