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Services on Sunday 21st October
Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 21st October

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am Honouring Healthcare (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)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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Honouring Healthcare in Tenterden
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

Honouring Healthcare in Tenterden

Through this service, held in St Mildred’s at 9.30am on Sunday 21st October, and in this seventieth-anniversary year, we thank God for the courage and passion of the founders of the National Health Service, for those who continue that vision, for those who provide healthcare in our community today, and for all who care for people at home. This service is open to all!

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Services on Sunday 28th October
Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 28th October

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)

3pm Service of Light (St Mildred’s)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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Service of Light
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Service of Light

On Sunday 28th October, we will hold our annual Service of Light in St Mildred’s at 3pm. During the service we will read out the names of all those who have died during the past year, together with the names of others whose remembrance has been requested. A candle will be lit for each person. If you would like us to remember someone, please contact Tara Smith (01580 765414 / 764783 / tara@tenterdencofe.co.uk).

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Posada
Nov
1
to Dec 1

Posada

Posada is an old Mexican tradition. The word posada means inn or shelter in Spanish. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, young people, dressed as Mary and Joseph, would travel from house to house, ask for a room for the night and tell people about the imminent arrival of Jesus. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place the figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib. Would you like to be part of Posada? Instead of asking you to dress up, we are inviting you to host the nativity figures of Mary and Joseph for one night during Advent. If you would like to host Mary and Joseph, then contact Tara Smith (01580 765414/764783/tara@tenterdencofe.co.uk) and we’ll explain more!

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Christmas Cheer!
Nov
1
to Dec 9

Christmas Cheer!

Last year we requested donations to enable us to help those in our community who are finding life extremely tough at the moment and so bring just a little Christmas cheer. With the money we bought Tesco vouchers for seventeen hard-pressed local families. We are running the Christmas Cheer project again this year. Please give your donation in an envelope marked ‘Christmas Cheer’ to any of our ministers, or pop your envelope into the cross-aisle safe at St Mildred’s Church. The closing date will be Sunday 9th December. Thank you for your support.

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Services on Sunday 4th November
Nov
4
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 4th November

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am All-Age Worship (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11.15am Matins and Act of Remembrance (St John’s)

4pm The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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Tenterden Community Lunch
Nov
9
12:30 PM12:30

Tenterden Community Lunch

Come along to St Mildred’s Church Hall on Friday 9th November 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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Remembrance Sunday
Nov
11
10:45 AM10:45

Remembrance Sunday

This year we commemorate the centenary of the Armistice and the end of the First World War. The Armistice was signed early in the morning, and to mark that solemn moment, at 6am, a piper will play from the top of St Mildred’s Church tower. At 10.45am, the annual Service of Remembrance will be held before the War Memorial in the High Street and then, at 7pm, a beacon of commemoration and peace will be lit on the Recreation Ground. The lighting of the beacon will be preceded by a short service, commencing at 6.40pm.

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Raise the Roof Concert
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Raise the Roof Concert

Come to St Mildred’s on Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm and enjoy a fantastic evening in the company of Damien and Carla, The Flowers, and the Rhythm of Life Choir. Tickets (£10) for this fundraising concert in aid of Team Ben Hammond are available from Potters Home Digital, East Cross, Tenterden, or on the door (cash or cheques only, with cheques to be made payable to St Mildred’s PCC).

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Experience Church
Nov
20
to Nov 22

Experience Church

We are following the success of Experience Christmas and Experience Easter with another Experience for the children of St Michael’s School and Tenterden Junior School. This time, the children will Experience Church. Experience Church uses features of the church building to teach about key events in the life of Jesus, offering an insight into the worship and witness of the local church community. It employs a range of multi-sensory activities to engage children in discussion and reflection. The children of St Michael’s Primary School will come to St Michael’s Church on Tuesday 20th November, and the children of Tenterden Junior School will come to St Mildred’s Church on Wednesday 21st November and Thursday 22nd November. The three sessions all begin early in the afternoon. If you’d like to help (and we would welcome plenty of help) please contact Cris (07920 484637 / cris@tenterdencofe.co.uk).

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Men's and Women's Breakfast
Nov
24
8:30 AM08:30

Men's and Women's Breakfast

The last breakfast of the year will be held in St Mildred’s Church Hall on Saturday 24th November at 8.30am. We begin with a full English breakfast, and then listen to Cris Descher talking about her journey from ‘Manhattan to Brookland.’ Cris is our Outreach and Youth Minister. The cost of the breakfast will be £10, payable on the door. Please contact Chris Cheesman if you’d like to come (01580 762573 / chris @thecheesmans.plus.com).

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Christmas Festive Do!
Dec
25
12:01 PM12:01

Christmas Festive Do!

We’re delighted to give publicity to a fantastic community Christmas initiative. The Christmas Day Festive Do has been a part of the Tenterden Christmas scene for the past few years. This year, a heroic band of volunteers will serve Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, in Highbury Hall on Christmas Day. The doors open at 12 noon, and the meal will be served from 1pm. There is no specific charge, but donations of any amount will be gratefully received. The Festive Do is open to all! You will need to book, so ring 01580 764395. If you can help in any way, please ring.

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In Flanders Fields
May
31
to Jun 2

In Flanders Fields

A three-day guided tour of the Ypres Salient, departing on Friday 31st May and returning on Sunday 2nd June. Learn about the First World War, hear some of the stories, and visit both well-known and lesser-known locations. To find out more, contact The Reverend Canon Lindsay Hammond (01580 761591 / tentvic@gmail.com).

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Lean On Me
Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Lean On Me

The latest in the Food for Thought series of services, we explore the issue of mental health and the place of faith. We will begin with bacon rolls, coffee and tea from 10.30am, and start our worship at 11am. We will finish by 11.30am.

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Services on Sunday 14th October
Oct
14
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 14th October

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)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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St Michael's Quiz Night
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

St Michael's Quiz Night

Pit your wits on Saturday 13th October in St Michael’s Village Hall! Teams of 6 to 8 are invited to compete for the Elsie Phythian Trophy. For just £10 you can enjoy a fish and chip supper, or sausage or spring roll and chips. Each team will receive a complimentary bottle of wine. There will be a pay bar and a raffle. Contact Raymond Crawfurd (762967) or Christian Robinson (01233 820184) to book a table. All the proceeds will go to St Michael’s Church.

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Tenterden Community Lunch
Oct
12
12:30 PM12:30

Tenterden Community Lunch

Come along to St Mildred’s Church Hall on Friday 12th October 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 7th October
Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 7th October

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am Harvest Thanksgiving (St Mildred’s)

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11.15am Matins (St John’s)

6pm The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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Tower Open
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Tower Open

St Mildred’s Church tower will be open on Saturday 6th October and Sunday 7th October, from 11am until 5pm. Come and climb 132 steps and enjoy stunning views of Tenterden and the surrounding countryside. To help you recover, refreshments will be available!

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Tenterden Folk Festival
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Tenterden Folk Festival

We at St Mildred’s welcome all musicians and visitors to Tenterden for this year’s Folk Festival. On Sunday 7th October, at 9.30am, John Bowden and Vic Shepherd will play during our Harvest Thanksgiving, and then, at 3pm, the Sussex and Yardarm Folk Orchestra will make a welcome return to St Mildred’s. Come along and enjoy the fun!

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Services on Sunday 30th September
Sep
30
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 30th September

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9.30am Healing and Wholeness Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am Patronal Festival Eucharist (St Michael’s)

11.15am Harvest Thanksgiving (St John’s)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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Services on Sunday 23rd September
Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 23rd September

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s)

9am Holy Communion (St Michael’s)

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)

11am Harvest Thanksgiving (St Michael’s)

11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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Harvest Thanksgiving
Sep
23
to Oct 7

Harvest Thanksgiving

This year’s Harvest celebrations will be at:

St Michael’s on the 23rd September at 11am;

St John’s on the 30th September at 11.15am;

St Mildred’s on the 7th October at 9.30am;

All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, for all his love.

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St Mildred's Harvest Barn Dance
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

St Mildred's Harvest Barn Dance

Come along to the Tenterden Club on Saturday 22nd September at 7pm for 7.30pm and enjoy a Barn Dance to the music and calling of the Abbey Capers Band. The cost per person will be £10 (students £5 and children £2) and this will include a buffet. A bar will be provided. Tickets won’t be available on the door, but you can get them in advance from Chris Cheesman (762573 / chris@thecheesmans.plus.com).

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Men's Breakfast
Sep
22
8:30 AM08:30

Men's Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be held in Zion Baptist Church on Saturday 22nd September at 8.30am. The speaker on this occasion will be David Barrett, a former member of the congregation at St Mildred’s, who now lives in Eastbourne and works with the chaplaincy team at Beachy Head. The title of David’s talk is ‘Conversations on the Edge.’ Contact Chris Cheesman (762573 / chris@thecheesmans.plus.com) to book a breakfast, which will cost you £10.

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Praise and Pizza
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Praise and Pizza

Praise and Pizza is a different kind of service. We begin with refreshments, which dovetail neatly into those served after the 9.30am Eucharist (we don’t want it to be completely separate from what we do at the moment), and it’s aimed at the young at heart – primarily young people, but all those who might welcome a different style of worship. We end with pizza! Eat pizza and praise Jesus!

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Services on Sunday 16th September
Sep
16
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 16th September

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)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

6pm Evensong (St Mildred’s)

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Services on Sunday 9th September
Sep
9
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 9th September

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)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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Services on Sunday 2nd September
Sep
2
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 2nd September

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)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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The Week Ahead
Aug
27
to Sep 1

The Week Ahead

MORNING PRAYER will be said in St Mildred’s from Monday to Friday at 9am.

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at St Michael’s on Wednesday and St Mildred’s on Thursday. Both services will be at 11am.

SUNDAY LUNCH for those who live alone will be served next Sunday at 12.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall. If you’d like to book a place, then please sign the list at the cross aisle in St Mildred’s or ring Sue Harvey (01580 441006).

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Services on Sunday 26th August
Aug
26
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 26th August

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 Flower Festival Holy Communion (St John’s)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am.

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Services on Sunday 19th August
Aug
19
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 19th August

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s);

9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s);

11am The Eucharist (St Michael’s);

11.15am Matins (St John’s);

6pm Evensong (St Mildred’s).

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s, and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am.

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Stain Grain Art
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Stain Grain Art

John Hazell, who helps keep St Mildred’s spick and span each week, is also an artist! John will be exhibiting some of his stain grain artwork in St Mildred’s from Friday 17th August until Sunday 19th August. Pop in and take a look. For more information, contact John (764395).

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Walk Church
Aug
12
1:45 PM13:45

Walk Church

We are warmly invited to join members of Biddenden and Smarden churches for Walk Church. On Sunday 12th August, Walk Church begins outside our own St Mildred’s at 1.45pm for 2pm. Walk Church offers church in the ‘cathedral of the natural world’. Walking time will be about 2 hours and there will be stops for prayer, reading, and discussion. You may want to bring a snack and something to drink. Come in suitable footwear and clothing for the outdoors. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept under close control. For further information, please contact The Reverend Alex Bienfait (01580 281454 / www.sbcofe.org).

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Services on Sunday 12th August
Aug
12
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 12th August

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)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am

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Tenterden Community Lunch
Aug
10
12:30 PM12:30

Tenterden Community Lunch

Tenterden Community Hub is putting on a lunch, consisting of soup and a roll, in St Mildred's Church Hall on Friday 10th August between 12.30pm and 2pm. There's no need to pay and no need to book! Just come along and enjoy a tasty treat! We are proud to support the work of Tenterden Community Hub.

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Services at St Michael's
Aug
5
8:00 AM08:00

Services at St Michael's

We’re changing the times of the services at St Michael’s. From the first Sunday of August, all the mid-morning services will begin at 11am, with coffee being served from 10.30am. The twice a month early Holy Communion will change to a later time of 9am.

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Services on Sunday 5th August
Aug
5
8:00 AM08:00

Services on Sunday 5th August

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)

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at St Michael’s and every Thursday at St Mildred’s, both services beginning at 11am. Please note the new times of the Sunday services at St Michael’s.

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Circus Holiday Club
Jul
31
to Aug 3

Circus Holiday Club

In the last week of July we will be running our ever-popular Churches Together in Tenterden Holiday Club! This year we follow a circus theme which promises to be great fun! The holiday club will run from Tuesday 31st July until Friday 3rd August, from 10am until noon each day (with registration from 9.30am). Held in Zion Baptist Church, the holiday club will be open to children who will be in Year 1 - Year 5 in September 2018, and the cost will be £1 per child per morning. So roll up, roll up, and contact Shirley (01233 733772 / shirleydocker@aol.com) to book a place!

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