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

Church Notices

Download Latest Church Notices (18 March 2018)
This week’s Church Services
Church Messages
Dates for your Diary

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Snowy Church (March 2018)

Next 7 Days Church Services

Below are the coming week’s Church Services, within the RNWK Church Group. If you wish to see details of Church Services over the next few weeks, Click Here

Date Day/Week Service Details
25 March
10.00am – Parish Eucharist at St. Mary Magdalene, Longfield
06.30pm – Evening Prayer St. Peter’s, RIdley

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Church Messages

Message from Webmaster
Easter Lillies
Church Roof and Tower Clean Up
Lent Courses
Open Church
Medieval Window
Good Friday Project

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Dates For Your Diary

21 March – RNWK Midweek Services
24 March – Church Garden Party
25 March – Annual Parochial Church Meeting
25 March – Group Curry at Longfield Tandoori
27 March – Group Women’s Fellowship
06 April – Yarn and Yap
07 April – Coffee Morning
07 April – Beetle Drive
21 April – Messy Church
26 and 27 May – Big Church Day Out

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We are again having commemorative lilies for Easter. The cost per lily is £3.00. If you would like to remember a loved one in this way please give the names in writing of the people to be remembered and the £3.00 per lily by Sunday 18 March. Thank you, Pauline Foster.
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For the next two weeks (up until 23d March), B W May will be on site, to clear moss off the church and hall roof and also to clear the bell tower of pigeon mess. The foreman’s name is Terry – say hello to him if you are passing.

Please be careful as you walk around the building as scaffolding will be in place.
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There will be a Lent course in the Jubilee Hall, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Longfield. Encounters With Jesus. A series of Bible studies which stand alone; allowing anyone to attend on any Monday Evening during Lent, Monday 19th March, and Mondays throughout Lent to Holy Week 8.00p.m. Jubilee Hall or the Church building. Please speak to Lawrie Townson for more information. There will also be Lent Courses running in Fawkham and Hartley, as follows – On the Third Day, York Course, at 7.30pm, Thursday 22nd March at All Saints’ Church. All are welcome to attend from around the group.
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This is to appeal for help as Church Stewards for our Spring/Summer church open mornings on Wednesdays each week. This happens from April to September (inclusive). It is only for 2 hours – between 10.00am and 12.00 noon and any help would be welcome to lighten the load on our existing small team of volunteers. Please contact Gill Horner
+44 1474 705538 to find out more or to volunteer.
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The medieval window was reinstated this week following painstaking cleaning and restoration of the paintings on the glass. We will dedicate the window during the Easter Sunday service.
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Big thank you to all those who came to our recent Youth Meeting. Good Friday Project can now go ahead. If you were not at the meeting and would like to volunteer for an activity please speak to Jim or Elizabeth.
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Revd. Cathy Knight-Scott will be the next incumbent of St. John’s Church, Sidcup, with All Saints’ Church, Foots Cray. We wish her every success in her new ministry.
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Date for Your Diary –
Wednesday 21 March

at 10.00am, Morning Prayer at All Saints Church, Hartley. These services are open to everybody within the RNWK Group and are held most Wednesdays alternating between Eucharist and Lay led Morning Prayer. Some weeks the services will be held at different churches within the group. The details for these services will be given on the notices each week.
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Date for Your Diary – Saturday 24 March
Whoop Whoop, we are having a party. Yes it’s party time again, there will be a church yard working party on Saturday 24 March starting at 10am. Bring your rakes, brooms, glad rags and sparkly boots as you join Paul and the gang dancing the broomstick waltz to strictly spruce up the grounds for Easter.
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Date for Your Diary – Sunday 25 March
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Sunday, 25 March following the service at 10.00am. Nomination forms for 2 Churchwardens and 3 PCC members will be available at the front of the church. Please can you let Susan have any reports (e-mail or hard copy) to be submitted for the Annual Review by 15 March so that they can be collated and got to the printer in time.

Thank you.
Susan Rogers PCC Secretary
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Date for Your Diary – Sunday 25 March
Come and join us at 1.00pm on Sunday 25 March for a buffet lunch at Longfield Tandoori, we hope to hire out the whole restaurant! To book a place call Marion Strachan on (01474) 704972 – leave a message with your name and number, if unanswered
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Date for Your Diary – Tuesday 27 March
The next meeting is on Tuesday 27 March. We will be meeting at 7.30pm and then joining the Group Compline at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Longfield, in Holy Week, so do come along and join us and bring a friend, you will be very welcome and it is a very friendly group.
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Date for Your Diary – Friday 06 April
In the Jubilee Hall, St. Mary Magdalene, Longfield – come and help. Monthly Cluster Woolly Meetings in aid of Blankets for the Homeless. 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Friday 06 April, Light lunch and drinks/cakes provided. Just turn up.
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Date for Your Diary – Saturday 07 April
The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 7 April starting at 10.00 am until 11.30am. All are welcome to attend.
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Date for Your Diary – Saturday 07 April
7.00pm in Jubilee Hall £5 including light refreshments. Contact Wendy Smith for tickets.
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Date for Your Diary – Saturday 21 April
Our next Messy Church is on Saturday 21 April from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, at Fawkham and Hartley Church Centre — please come and join us. There is also an RNWK Facebook Group
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Dates for Your Diary – Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May
A group of us will be attending the weekend at Wiston House, West Sussex. There will be lots of live music and fellowship! Plus, an opportunity to camp or book a local hotel! Please speak to Revd. Jim Fletcher if you are interested, or have a look at Big Church Day Out for more information.
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