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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

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LICENSING AND INSTALLATION OF THE REVEREND ADELE BARKER

It is now only a few weeks before Adele joins us and so we wanted to share some details about the services that will take place.

Adele will be Licensed as Priest in Charge of both Fawkham & Hartley and Longfield by Bishop Simon, Bishop of Tonbridge and also formally installed at Fawkham & Hartley at a service at Fawkham & Hartley Church Centre on Tuesday 18 February at 7.30pm. Seating capacity for this service is likely to be very limited because of the number of people who need to be sent formal invitations (Adele’s family and friends, former parish, local dignitaries etc.). The following morning, Adele will be presiding at our Group midweek Holy Communion Service at St. Mary’s, Fawkham at 10.00am and this will be a great opportunity to meet her, it would be lovely if you are able to join us.

Then on Sunday 23 February, the Bishop of Rochester is coming to preside and preach at a Service of Holy Communion at St. Mary Magdalene, Longfield, at 10.30am and Adele will also be formally installed at Longfield at this service. This will be a wonderful celebration for Adele and all of us from across the Group as we join her and Bishop James at the start of her ministry with us. Ash Wednesday is on 26th February and Adele will again be presiding at our Group midweek communion at 10.00am at St. Mary Magdalene, Longfield.

We hope that these services will give as many people as possible from across the Group the chance to meet Adele and give her a very warm welcome.

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RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES TODAY
For two weeks we are making a retiring collection for the Australian bushfires for the assistance of the people, aid workers, firefighters and wildlife of Australia. The Salvation Army of Australia are organising collections and all of our RNWK parishes are participating in this aid. If we as Christians really do care about God’s creation then we will not mind giving for such a worthy cause, especially when many people within RNWK have friends and relatives in Australia.
Thank you.

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A Safeguarding Page is now available. 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 – 16 February 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 16 February
2019
2nd Sunday
before Lent
10.30am Parish Eucharist
Sunday 23 February
2019
Sunday Next
b
efore Lent
10.30am The Installation of Rev’d Adele Barker
at The Parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Longfield

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Longfield Church Message

Prayer Station
St Mary Magdalene Church Choir
Ash Saplings
Dartford Churches Winter Shelter
Bible, Brew and Biscuits – weekly on a Wednesday
Pastoral Care Team
Meat and Cake Raffle

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Dates for Your Diary

Saturday 22 February – Garden Churchyard Spuce Up
Monday  24 February – RNWK Group Bible Study
Tuesday 25 February – Deanery Lent Course
Saturday 14 March – Coffee Morning

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Message from Ollie Phipps

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Longfield Church Message

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 a Thursday, 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 – weekly on a Wednesday
Biible, Brew and Biscuits is meeting again on Wednesdays 2.00pm at Ruby’s all are welcome to come along. 
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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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Dates for Your Diary

GARDEN CHURCHYARD SPRUCE UP
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 22 February 2020
The next garden clean and spruce will start at 10.00am. This is to have the church grounds looking splendid for Adele Barker’s Installation service with Bishop James.

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RNWK GROUP BIBLE STUDY
Date for Your Diary – Monday 24 February 2020
The RNWK Group Bible study will be meeting every fortnight on Mondays at 8.00pm in the Longfield Jubilee Hall.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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DEANERY LENT COURSE
Date for Your Diary – Tuesday 25 February 2020 and weekly thereafter
There will be a Four part Deanery Lent Course called ‘Talking The Good News’ to be held at St. John’s Meopham starting on the 25 February. Timings:


Week One – 6.00pm to 9.00pm – Start with pancakes and teas and coffees

Week Two – 7.15pm for 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Week Three 7.15pm for 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Week Four 7.15pm for 7.30pm – 9.00pm

See Church Noticeboards for details, if you are interested in attending.  Please do let the Area Dean, Alyson Davie, know as soon as possible.
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COFFEE MORNING
Date for Your Diary – Saturday 14 March 2020
The next Coffee morning start at 10.00am until 11.30 am.  All are welcome to attend.
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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 soonMay the Lord be with you, Ollie