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Longfield Church Notices

Download Latest Church Notices – 19 August 2018
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
19 August 2018
Trinity
12
10.30am – Holy Communion
Sunday
26 August 2018
Trinity
13
10.30am – Morning Worship

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Longfield Church Messages

Revd. John Challice
Called Together – Little Longfield Funday
Archdeacon of Rochester
Talking The Good News
Revd. Helen Reeves
Pastoral Care Team
August Services

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Dates For Your Diary

18 and 25 August – Messy Church Roadshows
18 August – Coffee Morning
27 August – An Invitation From Ash Church – We Walk Again
03 September – Bible Study Group
07 September – Yarn and Yap
08 September – Friends of Kent – Ride and Stride
15 September – Messy Church
22 September – Prayer Festival at Rochester Cathedral
26 September – Coffee and Communion

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Church Messages

REVD. JOHN CHALLICE
The Revd. John Challice has been moved into Russell Court Nursing home in Hartley/Longfield. Both he and the home would be delighted for him to receive visitors. They would encourage folk to ring Russell Court in advance to ensure that they avoid mealtimes 01474 708151. John would particularly enjoy seeing people who are able to share memories with him. Please do continue to hold John and his family in your prayers at this time.
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‘CALLED TOGETHER’ LITTLE LONGFIELD FUNDAY
The Little Longfield Funday was a great success and Stephanie would like to thank all who turned up to engage with the parents and children on the day. This is all part of our Called Together programme of community engagement as we Come Together through Jesus.
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ARCHDEACON OF ROCHESTER
The new Archdeacon of Rochester was announced this week as the Revd. Andrew Wooding Jones. For more details about Andrew please see the church noticeboards on Sunday, or go to the Diocesan website. Please hold Andrew and his wife Margaret in your prayers as they begin their preparations for Andrew to take on this important role.
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TALKING….THE GOOD NEWS
Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in this.  We are hoping to run this sometime later in the Autumn, dates will be announced once we hear back from Diocesan Office.
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REVD. HELEN REEVES
Helen was announced last week as the new Rector for Ash and Ridley. We know Helen well from her time in the group and this is therefore exciting news for her, Ash and Ridley and the RNWK Group. Helen will start this position in the Autumn and we will have details soon of her licensing service. Do keep her and the family in your prayers.
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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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AUGUST SERVICES
During the holiday month of August, as in previous years there will be no early morning services at 8.00am at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Longfield, there will also be no Midweek Communion services in the RNWK Group. There will be a Coffee and Communion service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Longfield on 25 July and the next one will then be on 26 September. Thank you
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Dates For Your Diary

MESSY CHURCH ROADSHOWS
Dates for Your Diary – Saturday 11 August, Saturday 18 August and Saturday 25 August
11 August at Jubilee Hall, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Longfield.
18 August and 25 August at St Mary’s, Fawkham.
All are 4.00pm to 6.00pm and all welcome.
Please bring a picnic.
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COFFEE MORNING
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 18 August
The next coffee morning will be from 10.00am until 11.30am. All are welcome to attend.
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AN INVITATION FROM ASH CHURCH – WE WALK AGAIN
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 27 August
[Watch this space for details of an ‘all-day’ (i.e. a bit longer, but leisurely) expedition on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August …] More information to follow soon.
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BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Date for Your Diary – Monday 03 September
These will reconvene after the Summer break at 8.00pm, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Longfield. All are welcome to attend.
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YARN AND YAP
Date for Your Diary – Friday 07 September
Jubilee Hall, St. Mary Magdalene, Longfield – come and help. Monthly Cluster Woolly Meetings in aid of Blankets for the Homeless. 12.30pm – 2.30pm, (no meeting in August). Light lunch and drinks/cakes provided. Just turn up and have a yarn or a yap.
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FRIENDS OF KENT RIDE AND STRIDE
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 08 September

This takes place between 10.00am and 6.00pm. We need volunteers for manning churches and for cyclists and walkers to participate in this traditional event.
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MESSY CHURCH
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 15 September
Our next Messy Church is from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at Fawkham and Hartley Church Centre — please come and join us. There is also a Facebook group to follow
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PRAYER FESTIVAL AT ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 22 September
From 10.00am to 2.30pm – A donation of £6 per person is requested to cover costs.  For more details visit: their website
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COFFEE AND COMMUNION
Date for Your Diary – Sunday 26 September
The next Coffee and Communion service will be on 26 September, at St. Magdalene Church, Longfield, starting at 10.00am
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