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Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Longfield’s Parish Church, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene

We hope that our website will be able to answer any questions you may have about the life of our church community

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BREAKING NEWS

The Bishop of Rochester is pleased to announce that The Revd. Adele Barker has accepted his offer of the post of Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Fawkham and Hartley and also the Benefice of Longfield in the Rural North West Kent Group. Adele will take up her new post in February 2020, and dates for her licensings will be Tuesday 18 February for Fawkham and Hartley Parish and Sunday 23 February for Longfield Parish.
Please hold Adele and her family in your prayers at this time of transition.

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A Safeguarding Page has been added to the website. If you feel you need to speak to anyone, there is a list of organisations, who can assist

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Longfield Church Notices

Download Latest Church Notices – 12 January 2020
Church Services at Longfield Church
Longfield Church Messages
Dates for Your Diary

Church Services At Longfield Church

Below are the coming week’s Church Services. If you wish to see details of Church Services for the Rural North-West Group, Click Here

 

 

 

Date Day/Week Service Details
Sunday 12 January
2019
Baptism
of Christ
08.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.30am Morning Worship
Sunday 19 January
2019
Epiphany
2
10.30am Parish Eucharist
Wednesday 22 January
2019
Wednesday 10.00am Coffee and Communion
Sunday 26 January
2019
Epiphany
3
08.00am Mattins
10.30am All Age Worship
Sunday 02 February
2019
Presentation
of Christ
10.30am Parish Eucharist
Sunday 09 February
2019
3rd Sunday
before Lent
08.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.30am Morning Worship Reflection
Sunday 16 February
2019
2nd Sunday
before Lent
10.30am Parish Eucharist
Sunday 23 February
2019
Sunday Next
before Lent
10.30am The Installation of Rev’d Adele Barker
at The Parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Longfield
Wednesday 26 February
2019
Ash
Wednesday
10.00am Coffee and Communion

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Longfield Church Message

Prayer Station
St Mary Magdalene Church Choir
Ash Saplings
Dartford Churches Winter Shelter
Bible, Brew and Biscuits
Pastoral Care Team
Meat and Cake Raffle
Group Service To Celebrate Candlemas (Ash Church 7.30pm 02 February)

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Monday  27 January – RNWK Group Bible Study
Saturday 08 February – Coffee Morning

Saturday 08 February – Messy Church
Tuesday 25 February – Deanery Lent Course

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Message from Ollie Phipps

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Longfield Church Messages

PRAYER STATION
Please note that there will be a prayer station in the Lady Chapel before the 10.30 am service between 10.00 am and 10.15am for those of us who would like some quiet, personal and private reflective prayer before the start of the service.

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ST. MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH CHOIR
Choir practice is on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Open to anyone who would like to have a go at singing in the choir!

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ASH SAPLINGS
This is a time of fun and worship for Rural North West Kent’s pre-school children and their carers. We’d love to see you there – every Thursday between 10.30am and 12 noon in Ash Church. For more details, please contact Revd. Helen Reeves

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DARTFORD CHURCHES WINTER SHELTER
Dartford Churches’ Winter Shelter started in 2014 to provide night shelter, bed and a hot meal for the coldest months of the year, those of January February and March. It is a voluntary based organisation with only one paid Co-ordinator and supported by Dartford Borough Council. In Dartford one in every 157 people was homeless in 2018. The Charity “Shelter” helps to provide for the 320,000 people homeless in Britain from its sale of Christmas Cards. Perhaps you might like to support them www.cardshop.shelter.org.uk
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BIBLE, BREW AND BISCUITS
Please note that there will be no Bible Brew and Biscuits in January we will inform everyone when this will restart in the near future.
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PASTORAL CARE TEAM
If anyone would like to be a part of this ministry through prayer or visiting could they let either Steph, Wendy or Val know and speak to us for more information.
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MEAT AND CAKE RAFFLE
The Meat & Cake Raffle in aid of church funds, begins the New Year in January and it would be great to have some new supporters.  If you would like to join in or are already a member would you kindly see Gill so that we can collect the subs for this year?  Thank you to everyone who supports this fundraiser – Last year we were able to raise £480 for church funds.
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GROUP SERVICE TO CELEBRATE CANDLEMAS AT ASH CHURCH
Sunday 02 February at 7.30pm
As Candlemas falls this year on a Sunday it would be good to mark the end of the Christmas season as a group with an evening service which includes a small candle lit procession.
The service is non Eucharistic with some hymns and is a lovely end to the season.
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Dates For Your Diary

RNWK GROUP BIBLE STUDY
Date for Your Diary – Monday 27 January 2020
The RNWK Group Bible study will be meeting every fortnight on Mondays at 8.00pm in the Longfield Jubilee Hall, they will recommence on Monday 27 January 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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COFFEE MORNING
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 08 February 2020
The next Coffee morning will be from 10.00am until 11.30am and all are welcome to attend.

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MESSY CHURCH
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 08 February 2020
Please note that Messy Church will next be held at the Fawkham and Hartley Church Centre between 4.00pm and 6.00pm. There is also a Facebook Group to follow

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DEANERY LENT COURSE
Date for Your Diary – Tuesday 25 February 2020
There will be a four part Deanery Lent Course called ‘Talking The Good News’ to be held at St. John’s Meopham, starting on 25 February, please see the poster attached to the notices for full times and dates, if you are interested in attending please do let the area Dean Alyson Davie know as soon as possible.

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MESSAGE FROM OLLIE PHIPPS

Dear Friends,

You may not have seen me at RNWK services as often as you previously have, so I wanted to write to you. As you may know, after 11 years of discernment and a stringent selection process, which you supported, 4 weeks ago I started my ordination training.

With God’s guidance I chose to train locally at St Augustine’s Theological College in West Malling, while keeping my NHS/Academic job. This is the same college where Elizabeth and Helen trained and it is a 5 minute drive from my house.

Training locally, was the right thing for my family and I. This also allowed me to undertake my ministerial training amongst friends within the RNWK group.

I am told that training for ordination, alongside a busy full time job, is not an easy thing. In my first year I will attend weekly evening classes, one residential weekend a month, undertake a project within a parish placement (elsewhere) and also visit other churches to gain experience of different churchmanship’s.

Helen is my ministerial facilitator (supervisor) and I will undertake activities across the group alongside her and the other clergy. The diocese and theological college have asked that I leave the PCC and come off of the main Sunday rota which I have.

Therefore, although I am training within the group, you may only see me once or twice a month. Despite not seeing me, I am very much involved in group/parish business and I would appreciate your prayers of support and encouragement. Please be assured of my prayers for the group.

I look forward to seeing you soon

May the Lord be with you, Ollie

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