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.

LATEST VICAR'S THOUGHTS

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

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2018

Churches Together in Sevenoaks are holding a sung service at St Mary's Kippington on Sunday, 21 January 2018 at 4:00pm.  All are welcome.  Other services and venues for the rest of the week, up to Sunday, 28 January 2018 at 6:30pm at The Drive Methodist Church, can be viewed by following this link.

ECUMENICAL LENT GROUPS 2018

Details have been received of this year's Ecumenical Lent Groups, organised under the auspices of the Churches Together in Sevenoaks and District.  Groups will start meeting from Monday, 19 February 2018 - there will be options Monday to Friday; am, pm and evenings.  Groups will use the 5-week, York Course, titled 'On the Third Day'.  Further details, including contacts and an application form, can be found by following this link.

LETTER ABOUT CONSULTATION

A letter 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 will be holding an initial meeting, on 24 January 2018, with clergy and others from among lay leadership. The text of the letter can be accessed by following this link.

BIBLE STUDY GROUP

The next meeting is on Monday, 22 January 2018. We usually meet every other Monday in the Lady Chapel, 10:00am for 10:15am. Please check with Daphne or Ronnie if you are interested in joining us. You will be made very welcome and hopefully enjoy the meeting. We are continuing to study the Acts of the Apostles during this session.  Ronnie/Daphne

'CALLED TOGETHER' LAUNCH

On Saturday, 4 November 2017, Bishop James launched the new 'shared vision and strategic framework' for the Diocese of Rochester.  Bishop James prays:

God the Creator of all, grow your church in faith;  God the Son who saves the world, enrich us with your presence; God the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, resource us for your mission and ministry; that we may be a blessing throughout and beyond this Diocese, for we are called together to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

You can download a booklet by clicking here.  Alternatively further details, including some video clips, can be found on the Diocesan website:  http://www.rochester.anglican.org/strategy/called-together/

CHARITIES BEING SUPPORTED 2017

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, 18 March 2018, 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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