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Welcome to the website of the Church of England in Tenterden!
We are three churches:
St. Mildred - St. Michael and All Angels - St. John the Baptist;
and we are at the heart of the communities of
Tenterden + St. Michael’s + Smallhythe.
We exist to proclaim the glory of God in Jesus Christ and to show that God loves all people. We are friendly churches where people can worship God, make friends, feel refreshed and uplifted. There’s a place for you and we’d love you to join us.
With every good wish,
Lindsay Hammond (Vicar)
Tel: 01580 761591
Dementia Friendly Café
|Cathie Aldis - Ordained!|
Every Friday, 10.30-12.30,
At St. Michael's School
Friday 8th July
3.30 - 5 pm
Takes place every month
Cathie was ordained on Saturday 2nd July
- supported by many of us!
Wednesday Lunch Club
Sunday 17th July,
all your favourite goodies & gifts
Wednesday 20th July
Parent & Toddler Group
in Tenterden Junior School
Coming Soon ...
Sunday Benefice Lunch
Sunday 3rd July
12.30pm in St. Mildred's Church Hall
So if you live on your own and would like to enjoy a sumptuous meal with others, then sign the list in St Mildred’s, or contact Chris Teesdale (01797 270366) if you’d like to reserve your place.
Cost per head will be £5.00
For more details Click here+
Summer Drinks Party
Sunday 3rd July from 6 - 8pm at Ingleden Barn, Swain Road
The Friends of St Mildred's are holding a Summer Drinks Party on 3rd July from 6 - 8pm at Ingleden Barn, Swain Road. Existing Friends are warmly invited, together with those who would like to become a Friend. To enrol, or find out more, please email email@example.com.
Millies on Monday
Monday 4th July
The Glebe Hall from 9.00 - 11.30amThis popular Parent and Toddler Group in Tenterden meets weekly in term time.
An opportunity for parents with children under 5 years, to meet for coffee and refreshments, whilst their toddlers can enjoy the toys and socialising with others. All are welcome.
Tenterden Dementi Café
Friday 8th July
Tenterden Dementia Café in the Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Station at 10.30-12.30
Messy Church - St. Michael's
Friday 8th July at St Michael’s School from 3.30pm – 5pm
The second St Michael’s Messy Church will be held at the school on Friday 8th July from 3.30pm until 5pm.
Come along to find fun, food (tea), faith, friends!
We hope to hold the St Michael’s Messy Church once a month. Do come along!
Mothers’ Union Meeting
Tuesday 12th July
St. Mildred’s Church Hall at 10 for 10.30am
You don’t have to be a member of the Mothers’ Union to come along.
We will have refreshments and a guest speaker
There will be a Bring and Buy.
Messy Breakfast Church - Tenterden
Saturday 16th July
Tenterden Junior School from 9.00 - 10.30am
Messy Breakfast Church will take place on the third Saturday of every month,
from 9am until 10.30am - All ages welcome.
Sunday 17th Jujy
St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am Service
TRAIDCRAFT GOODS will be on sale in St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am service.
Bamboo/cotton socks, Divine chocolate as well as all the favourite goodies and gifts.
Last time's proceeds were £100. Thank you!
Tenterden Team Ministry Group Evensong
Sunday 17th July, 6pm in St. Mildred's
Our group of nine churches comes together for Evensong at one of our 9 Churches about every 3 months.
The nine are: Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Smallhythe, St Michael’s, Stone, Tenterden, and Wittersham.
Evensong is one of the glories of Britain. As an English language service, Evensong dates back to the time of the Reformation, using elements of the old monastic Offices of Vespers and Compline. The liturgy (a fixed set of words and ceremonial features) that the Church uses to this day was laid out in Archbishop Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer, the first version of which appeared in 1549. The music took shape a few decades later, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Cranmer created the liturgy of Evensong with the general public in mind, motivated by the fact that it would condense more services than people could be expected to attend into one short service.
Wednesday Lunch Club
Wednesday 20th July
St. Mildred's Church Hall
Healing and Wholeness Service at St. Michael's
Sunday 24th July at 4.30pm
Begins with afternoon tea at 4pm.
The service will end just after 5pm.
The Prayer Tent
Friday 5th August
St. Mildred’s Church 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Join us in the 'Prayer Tent' for our benefice time of guided prayer,
combining contemplative prayer and guided missional prayer.
The Prayer Tent will be held every first Friday of the month.
The venue will rotate around the three churches of our benefice, between St Mildred’s and St Michael’s until May, and then hopefully St John's.
For more information click here... and if you need help to get to the Prayer Tent,
do contact one of the clergy.
Saturday 24th September 2016 – 8.30 - 10.00am in Zion Baptist Church
Speaker: TREVOR WILLMOTT
– Bishop of Dover and Bishop in Canterbury
We can be sure of an informative, challenging and enthralling talk from Bishop Trevor.
Tickets £10 from Chris Cheesman Tel : 01580 762573
Magazine Editors : We are looking for another person to join the magazine team to become an editor. We normally have 5 editors so each only has to produce 2 issues a year. We have a lively group consisting of the editors, roving reporters and representatives from the other 2 churches plus Lindsay as Chairman. We meet 10 times a year to plan the issue 2 months away, and to review what has been received for the issue 1 month away. We provide the software as well as training and help. Could this be you? If interested in finding out more please contact Neil de Villiers (01580 765 868) or talk to any of the magazine team.
Youth Work : We urgently need to find some willing people to help with the all-important work with our young people. So can you spare a little time to join the Friday night Emanate youth group rota or help swell the number of Sunday Club leaders? If you can, please get in touch with Shirley Docker (762492).
Coffee Rota : Or if you would like to join the Sunday morning coffee rota at St. Mildred’s, then please contact Jean Easto (01233 850960).
Aids Support : For many years we have supported a charity working with AIDS orphans in an African township. While our practical support is enormously appreciated, the orphans, their families, and the charity also need lots of prayer support, particularly concerning issues over which the charity has no control. A monthly prayer letter goes out to anyone who commits to regular prayer for this. Would you be willing to pray? If so, please contact Lindsay.