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.

ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!

If you missed Reader Martyn Berry's sermon on Easter Day, or if you would like to read it again, please follow the main menu link: Other Information/Downloads/Sermons/2018

Alleluia! Christ is risen!  Using Bible readings from Isaiah, Acts and Mark as a reference, Martyn's main theme was to explore the surprise and joy of the disciples when they realised Jesus really was alive and the prophecies had come true. He also explored the role of Mary Magdalene, and concluded by asking us to imagine how we would have reacted if we had been in the tomb and heard someone, looking like the gardener, and quietly calling our name.  He calls us by name - we are his.  Alleluia! Christ is risen!

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM) AND MEETING TO ELECT CHURCHWARDENS

The APCM  and Vestry Meetings took place on Sunday, 15 April 2018.

Papers/reports for the meetings can be accessed via the 'Other Information/Downloads area'.

Diane Williams and Alison Bull were elected as Churchwardens. 

Susan Allender, Charlotte Rakhit, Ali Wakefield, and Sarah Wey were elected onto the PCC. 

The following charities were selected as the three to be supported for the year 2018/19: Maidstone Area Parents Support (MAPS) group , Kerry West Orphanage Project, and Mercy Ships.

PALM SUNDAY

As usual, the 9:30am Service on 25 March 2015 started in the Village Car Park, with prayers, reading and hymn; followed by the procession into Church.

The main service included a reading of The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Mark.  After the young people returned from Sunday Club, they also recounted the story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.  You can listen to audio recordings via this link.

At the end of the Service, the Vicar announced, with great joy, that the Bishop has confirmed that Daphne Harrison is to be licensed as a Lay Minister to serve here at St Mary's Church:

 

THREE PARISH REVIEW - CONSULTATION

A letter (10-12-17) from Churchwardens was handed out at the Service on 10 December 2017.  It gave initial information about a forthcoming consultation about the possible pastoral reorganisation of several local Parishes, including Riverhead and Dunton Green.  The Archdeacon held an initial meeting, on 24 January 2018, with clergy and others from among lay leadership. A further letter (03-02-18) from the Vicar and Churchwardens was handed out at the service on 4 February 2018.  Copies of the texts can be accessed via the following links:  10-12-1703-02-18 . The next meeting is on Saturday, 12 May 2018.

LATEST VICAR'S THOUGHTS

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

MOTHERS' UNION RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The Spring 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.

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CHARITIES BEING SUPPORTED 2017/8

Following consultation with Church members, the PCC decided to support the following charities this year:  Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance, Porchlight, Sevenoaks Christian Counselling, as well as 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.

The fourth local charity being supported is Sevenoaks Christian Counselling, and on Sunday, 13 May 2018 (this is a new date), Revd Andrew Proctor will join us and speak to us at our 9:30am service.

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES

You may have seen this sign, near the bottom of the main steps that lead from the main road up to the Church.  Read more about it by selecting via the main menu: 'Other Information / Grave Locator / War Graves'.

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