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Coming Up!

Canal Boat Retreat
May
7
to Aug 1

Canal Boat Retreat

Lindsay is interested in running a retreat for a small number of people aboard a narrowboat. Would you like to join him? This would take place sometime next year on a canal somewhere in England (sorry to be so vague). Lindsay is only after expressions of interest at this stage. So, if you are interested, put on your most inquisitive expression and contact him (facial expressions unnecessary if you are going to do it by email or phone).

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Experience Eucharist
May
21
to May 23

Experience Eucharist

Children from St Michael’s School and Tenterden Junior School will visit our churches to Experience Eucharist: on the 21st and 22nd May, classes from Tenterden Junior School will drop into St Mildred’s; on the 23rd May, it will be the turn of St Michael’s children to come to St Michael’s. During afternoon sessions, the children will explore various aspects of the Eucharist.

Can you help on one or more days? We need several people to help make Experience Eucharist a success. There are lots of jobs to be carried out, and so we will be able to find something for you. Please speak to Cris (07920 484637 / cris@tenterdencofe.co.uk), Jeanette (388352 / caulkhead7@talktalk.net) or Lindsay (761591 / tentvic@gmail.com).

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Christian Aid Big Brekkie
May
25
8:30 AM08:30

Christian Aid Big Brekkie

On Saturday 25th May we will be holding our annual Christian Aid Big Brekkie at St Andrew’s Parish Centre at 8.30am. Come along and tuck in! The breakfast will be continental in style and be followed by a short Christian Aid Service. Please contact Karen to book a place.

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Flower Festival Concert
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Flower Festival Concert

Next Saturday at 7pm, St Mildred’s will be filled by the sound of the Electric Horn Society. This is going to be exciting and lively evening, featuring a popular mix of some of the world’s biggest hits. Kate Robertson (saxes and flute), Mike Kent-Davies (trombones, keyboard) and Paul Gardiner(trumpet) and guest sax player from the BBC’s Big Band, Andy Panayi, will treat us to an unforgettable evening of pop, jazz and soul, from Beyonce to Abba and Aretha Franklin. Singer Abby Page has a voice versatile in style and huge in range. Tickets £10 on sale in St Mildred’s today and from Webbs in the High Street.

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Services on Sunday 26th May
May
26
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 26th May

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)

9.30am Flower Festival Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am All-Age Worship (St Michael’s)

6pm Flower Festival Songs of Praise (St Mildred’s)

11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s)

6pm Flower Festival Songs of Praise (St Mildred’s)

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s Church at 9am every weekday, from Monday to Friday.

Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church on Wednesday 29th May, and in St Mildred’s Church on Thursday 30th May, both services beginning at 11am.

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Thy Kingdom Come
May
31
to Jun 7

Thy Kingdom Come

We would like to encourage everybody to take part in this year’s Thy Kingdom Come, which runs from the 31st May to the 8th June (Ascension Friday to Pentecost). Thy Kingdom Come is an exciting worldwide initiative which invites us to turn our longing for a better world into time with God. On each of the days we pray that God’s will may be done in our world, in the lives of those we care about, and in our own lives. We pray too that others will know God and Jesus Christ whom God has sent. There will be three twenty-minute prayer times on each of the days of Thy Kingdom Come (except on Sunday 2nd June): at 7am, noon, and 8.30pm. Each of the prayer times will be accompanied by optional food: i.e croissants and coffee in the morning; soup and a roll at lunchtime; and hot chocolate in the evening. Do come along and try something different! To find out more contact Cris, Jeanette or Lindsay.

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Services on Sunday 2nd June
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 2nd June

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am All-Age Worship (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11.15am Matins (St John’s)

6pm The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

Morning Prayer will be said at St Mildred’s every weekday at 9am. Holy Communion will be celebrated at St Michael’s on Wednesday 5th June, and at St Mildred’s on Thursday 6th June, both services beginning at 11am.

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Movie Club
Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

Movie Club

The next Movie Club discussion will be held on Tuesday 4th June at The Ewe and Lamb in Rolvenden Layne. This time we’ll be looking at Dead Man Walking, which tells the true story of Sister Helen Prejean, who establishes a special relationship with a prisoner on death row in Louisiana, acting as his spiritual adviser. If you would like to borrow a copy of the film to watch beforehand, please let Jeanette (388352/caulkhead7@talktalk.net) or Cris know (07920 484637/cris@tenterdencofe.co.uk).

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Services on Sunday 9th June: Pentecost
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 9th June: Pentecost

On Sunday 9th June we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. The services will be as follows:

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am Food for Thought (St Michael’s)

11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s)          

Morning Prayer will be said each weekday in St Mildred’s at 9am. Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Michael’s on Wednesday 12th June, and in St Mildred’s on Thursday 13th June, both services beginning at 11am.                                               



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Tenterden Community Lunch
Jun
14
12:30 PM12:30

Tenterden Community Lunch

Come along to St Mildred’s Church Hall on Friday 10th May from 12.30pm for the next Community Lunch and bring your friends! This is a truly a free lunch, and very tasty too, made by Tenterden Community Hub volunteers. Tenterden Community Hub exists to support local people with budgeting and personal problems, and to bring help to individuals and families.

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Services on Sunday 16th June: Trinity Sunday
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 16th June: Trinity Sunday

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11am Praise and Pizza (St Mildred’s)

11.15am Matins (St John’s)

6pm Evensong (St Mildred’s)

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s every weekday at 9am. Holy Communion will be celebrated at St Michael’s on Wednesday 19th June and at St Mildred’s on Thursday 20th June, both services beginning at 11am

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Make Music Day!
Jun
21
8:00 AM08:00

Make Music Day!

Make Music Day is the world’s largest annual music festival, with free events in more than 800 cities across 120 countries.

As part of the celebrations, St Mildred’s will be hosting a whole day of music.

We are seeking solo musicians, musical ensembles and choirs across all genres of music. If you would like to take part as a performer or volunteer, please contact Cris Descher (cris@descher.com / 07920 484637).

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Three-Church Thank You Service
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Three-Church Thank You Service

There will be a special service in St Mildred’s on Sunday 23rd June at 3pm, through which we will  say a huge thank you to you and all the volunteers at our three churches. The service will be followed by tea. We really wouldn’t be able to function as churches without the many people who give of their time, energy and talents so faithfully and willingly. This service is open to all!

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Jeanette's Ordination
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Jeanette's Ordination

On Saturday 29th June, at 5pm, Jeanette will be ordained priest in Canterbury Cathedral. This will be a huge day for Jeanette, for Jeremy, Oliver, Rebekah and Molly, and for us. We have booked a coach to enable you to travel to Canterbury, which will cost you £10. We will leave Tenterden at 2pm, arriving in Canterbury at 3.15pm. This will give you a little time to have a coffee or visit a shop. We will return at 7.30pm, getting back to Tenterden at 8.45 pm. Please contact Karen if you wish to book a seat.

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Retreat at The Oast Houses
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Retreat at The Oast Houses

We’ve booked the Oast Houses Christian Retreat Centre at Northiam for a weekend retreat (11th-13th October) led by Bishop John Pritchard. John was formerly Archdeacon of Canterbury, Bishop of Jarrow and then Bishop of Oxford. He is the author of many books on prayer and spirituality. If you would like to come on the retreat, then please get in touch with Lindsay. The cost per person will be £175.

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Services on Sunday 19th May
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 19th May

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11am Praise and Pizza (St Mildred’s)

11.15am Matins (St John’s)

4pm Twinning Service (St Mildred’s)

There will not be a service of Evensong today.

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s every weekday, from Monday to Friday, at 9am. Holy Communion will be celebrated on Wednesday 22nd May at St Michael’s, and on Thursday 23rd May at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am.

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Services on Sunday 12th May
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 12th May

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am Food for Thought (St Michael’s):

11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s)

Morning Prayer will be said every weekday, from Monday to Friday, in St Mildred’s, beginning at 9am.

Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Michael’s on Wednesday 8th May, and in St Mildred’s on Thursday 9th May, both services beginning at 11am.

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Services on Sunday 5th May
May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 5th May

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am All-Age Worship (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11.15am Matins (St John’s)

6pm The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s every weekday, from Monday to Friday, at 9am.

Holy Communion will be held in St Michael’s on Wednesday 8th May, and in St Mildred’s on Thursday 9th May, both services beginning at 11am.

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Flower Festival Coffee Morning
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Flower Festival Coffee Morning

Irene and Sarah will be holding a Coffee Morning in St Mildred’s on Saturday 4th May from 10am until noon, to raise funds for the St Mildred’s Flower Festival at the end of the month. Cakes will be on sale to accompany your tea and coffee, or to take home with you. Oh, and if you make a cake, Irene and Sarah will be very grateful. Our Traidcraft Stall will be making its first appearance under new management.

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Services on Sunday 28th April
Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 28th April

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)

9.30am A Service for St George’s Day (St Mildred’s)

11am All-Age Worship (St Michael’s)

11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s)

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s each weekday, from Monday to Friday, at 9am. Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Michael’s on Wednesday 1st May, and at St Mildred’s on Thursday 2nd May, both services beginning at 11am.

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Annual Church Meetings
Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Annual Church Meetings

Our Annual Church Meetings are occasions when we elect churchwardens and PCC members, thank God for the past year and look forward to all that lies ahead.

This year’s remaining meetings will be held as follows:

St Mildred, Tenterden: Sunday 28th April at 10.30am in the church;

St Michael and All Angels, St Michael’s: Monday 29th April at 7pm in the church.

If you would like to stand for election to the PCC or the post of churchwarden, we’d love to hear from you. To find out more, please get in touch with Lindsay.

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Mindful Prayer
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Mindful Prayer

Having emerged from the weekly Art and Lent reflective services, we settle into a monthly rhythm of Mindful Prayer times, beginning on Saturday 27th April in St Mildred’s at 9am, followed at 9.30am by breakfast in a local café for those who wish to participate.

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Pilgrim
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Pilgrim

The first session of Pilgrim will be held on Wednesday 24th April at Tenterden Vicarage at 7pm. Pilgrim is the ideal course for those who are new to the Christian faith, or who want to revisit its foundations. Everyone is very welcome, but please let us know if you’d like to come, if you haven’t already. For more information or to sign up, contact Lindsay, Jeanette or Cris.

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Easter Day!
Apr
21
6:00 AM06:00

Easter Day!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

6am The Dawn Service (St John’s)

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s)

6pm Evensong (St Mildred’s)

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Holy Week
Apr
14
to Apr 21

Holy Week

Holy Week is the most important time of the Christian year. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Day, and tells the story of the last week of Jesus’ life on earth.

We often think of Holy Week as the commemoration, one at a time, of a series of events in the life of Jesus. But Holy Week is really a single observance with an integral unity of purpose and proclamation. Holy Week is like a procession, which begins with palms and branches on Palm Sunday, and continues throughout the week as we follow Jesus to the cross and to the glory and wonder of his resurrection.

Come and follow Jesus faithfully in the whole procession of Holy Week. If you do, it will be your privilege to share in some of the richest rites and ceremonies of the Christian Church, and so be fed and nourished spiritually by drawing closer to Jesus, our Messiah and Lord.

Scroll down to find information about our Holy Week services.

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Coffee at The Vine
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Coffee at The Vine

Coffee at The Vine is an opportunity to meet with other people who have been bereaved and to find additional support. Coffee at The Vine will next be held at The Vine Inn on Saturday 13th April from 10.30am until 11.45am (but arrive and leave when you like). To find out more, contact Irene (07743 093075).

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Services on Sunday 7th April
Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 7th April

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am All-Age Worship (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11.15am Matins (St John’s)

6pm The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s at 9am each weekday, from Monday to Friday. Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Michael’s on Wednesday 10th April and in St Mildred’s on Thursday 11th April, both services beginning at 11am.

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Make Your Voice Count!
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Make Your Voice Count!

Come and join 499 other people to raise money for the Pilgrims’ Hospice. The aim is to assemble 500 voices inside St Mildred’s Church and sing a medley of Beatles songs. No singing experience is necessary. Simply pay £10 and enjoy the experience! Go to rockitchoir.co.uk for more information, or turn up on the night (doors open at 7pm).

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Services on Mothering Sunday
Mar
31
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Mothering Sunday

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)

9.30am An All-Age Eucharist for Mothering Sunday (St Mildred’s)

11am An All-Age Eucharist for Mothering Sunday (St Michael’s)

11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s)

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s every weekday, from Monday to Friday, beginning at 9am. Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church on Wednesday 3rd April, and in St Mildred’s Church on Thursday 4th April, both services beginning at 11am.

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Services on Sunday 24th March
Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 24th March

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am All-Age Worship (St Michael’s)

11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s)

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s each weekday from Monday to Friday at 9am. Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Michael’s on Wednesday 27th March, and in St Mildred’s on Thursday 28th March, both services beginning at 11am.

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Invicta Singers at St Mildred's
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Invicta Singers at St Mildred's

On Saturday 23rd March, the Invicta Singers sing at St Mildred’s to raise money for Caring All-Together on Romney Marsh, and its work of befriending the lonely. Tickets are priced at £10 (which include refreshments) and these are available from CARM (01233 758122) or on the door.

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Services on Sunday 17th March
Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 17th March

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11am Praise and Pizza (St Mildred’s)

11.15am Matins (St John’s)

4pm Evensong (St Mildred’s)

Morning Prayer will be said in St Mildred’s every week day from Monday to Friday at 9am. Holy Communion will be celebrated at St Michael’s on Wednesday 20th March, and at St Mildred’s on Thursday 21st March, both services beginning at 11am.

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Men's Breakfast
Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

Men's Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday 16th March. The Reverend Alex Bienfait, the Rector of Biddenden and Smarden, will come to St Mildred’s Church Hall to talk about his ‘Sri Lankan Sabbatical’. A delicious Full English Breakfast will be served from 8.30am, at a cost of £10, payable on the door. Please get in touch with Chris Cheesman (762573 / chris@thecheesmans.plus.com) if you would like to come.

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Ways of Praying
Mar
13
to Apr 10

Ways of Praying

This coming Lent, we will resume our exploration of Ways of Praying, begun in last year’s Lent. Over five weeks, we will experience some different ways of praying that people have found helpful in deepening their relationship with God. Ways of Praying will be delivered twice on Wednesdays (13th March, 20th March, 27th March, 3rd April and 10th April) in St Mildred’s Church Hall, beginning at 2.30pm and 7pm.

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