WELCOME

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.

THREE PARISHES CONSULTATION - UPDATE

A Special meeting of the PCC was held in the Church Hall after the 9:30am Service on Sunday, 24 June 2018 to give consideration to the Report now available from the joint Three Parishes meeting held on Saturday, 12 May 2018, and which had been arranged by the Archdeacon. Other Church members were invited to attend the Special PCC meeting.  There will be a further short meeting after the 9:30am service, open to all Church members, on Sunday, 22 July 2018.  Churchwardens

STEWARDSHIP PRESENTATION

At the 9:30am Service on Sunday, 27 May 2018 (Trinity Sunday), Revd Richard Williams, Director of Finance, Rochester Diocese, gave a presentation about Stewardship, based on scripture.  His slides can be viewed by following this link.  His main theme was that God has called us by name, He has given us his Son, and we are led by the Holy Spirit.  We are challenged to respond.

RIVERHEAD HELPING HANDS

'Riverhead Helping Hands' is an initiative between St Mary's and the Parish Council and was brought about by a tragic incident which happened to an elderly person living on their own in Riverhead. The aim is to try and make people more aware of looking out for their neighbours. Further details and contacts are given in the following notice.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

The EU's new data protection regulations come into force from 25 May 2018.  In response, the PCC, like many other organisations, has had to consider its procedures, including how it handles people's personal data.  Further information about this can be found in a new 'Data Privacy Notice' published by the PCC; to be found by navigating via the main Menu, on the left-hand side of this page:  Other Information Policies, or by following this link.  

LICENSING OF DAPHNE HARRISON AS LAY MINISTER

At an uplifting and joyful ceremony at Rochester Cathedral on Saturday, 19 May 2018, along with 14 other candidates, Daphne Harrison was licensed as a Lay Minister to serve here in the Parish of Riverhead with Dunton Green.

CHARITIES BEING SUPPORTED 2018/9

Following consultation with Church members, the PCC decided to support the following charities this year:  Maidstone Area Parents Support (MAPS) Group, Kerry West Orphanage Project, Mercy Ships, as well as the Rochester Diocese Povery & Hope Appeal.  As usual, the intention will be to invite representatives to 9:30am Sunday services, spread throughout the year, and to have retiring collections.

BIBLE STUDY GROUP

The Bible Study Group resumed on Monday, 4 June 2018, to study 'Women in the Bible'. We meet in the Lady Chapel at 10am for 10.15am. The course will run for six weeks (4, 11, 18, 25 June; 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 July).  Everyone is welcome; just come along and try it for a week or two.  Daphne Harrison

MOTHERS' UNION RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The Summer 2018 issue of the 'Mothers' Union Coffee House (MUCH)' magazine has been received and can be accessed via the following link.  Also, the March 2018 issue of Faith & Policy Watch has been received - link.

The 2018 Wave of Prayer, booklet and list, have been received.  Our allocated date is Sunday, 15 July 2018, between 1pm and 5pm.

KF-P

LATEST VICAR'S THOUGHTS

You can see the Vicar's 'Latest Thoughts', about Pentecost, by navigating via the Vicar's Thoughts main menu item on the left of this page, or by following this link.

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