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Longfield Church Notices

Download Latest Church Notices – 21 April 2019
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
21 April
2019
Easter Day 10.30am Parish Eucharist for Easter Day
Wednesday
24 April
2019
Coffee and
Communion
10.00am Coffee and Communion 
Sunday
28 April
2019
2nd Sunday of Easter
and Celebrating
St. George’s Day
8.00am Mattins
10.30am Service for St. George’s Day
Sunday
05 May
2019
3rd Sunday of Easter 10.30am Parish Eucharist 
Sunday
12 May
2019
4th Sunday of Easter 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Morning Worship – Reflection 
Sunday
19 May
2019
5th Sunday of Easter 10.30am Parish Eucharist 
Wednesday
22 May
2019
Coffee and
Communion
10.00am Coffee and Communion 
Sunday
26 May

2019
6th Sunday of Easter
8.00am Mattins
10.30am All Age Worship
Sunday
02 June
2019
7th Sunday of Easter 10.30am Parish Eucharist 
Sunday
09 June
2019
Pentecost 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Parish Eucharist 
Sunday
16 June
2019
Trinity Sunday 10.30am Parish Eucharist 
Sunday
23 June

2019
1st after Trinity 8.00am Mattins
10.30am All Age Worship
Wednesday
26 June
2019
Coffee and
Communion
10.00am Coffee and Communion 

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Longfield Church Messages

Open Church Wednesday Mornings – April to September 2019
World Day of Prayer
Jim Fletcher (New Message)
Bible Brew and Biscuits

Children’s Society Boxes
Pastoral Care Team
C0 Safeguarding Course
New Message from Jim Fletcher

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Dates For Your Diary

2019

20 April (Holy Saturday) – Easter Eve Service
24 April – Coffee and Communion
03 May – Yarn and Yap
04 May – History Presentation – Isambard Kingdom Brunel – Is his genius overrated?
11 May – Coffee Morning
11 May – Messy Church
18 May – Alan Strachan’s Licencing as a LLM

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OPEN CHURCH WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM APRIL TO SEPTEMBER – 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Thank you to everyone who has agreed to help open our church to visitors for just 2 hours each Wednesday morning during the spring and summer months.  Stewards operate in pairs and the time passes quickly. Although we have already had to put a rota in place we would be very grateful for more volunteers as it would lessen the load on those who have already agreed to help. If you would like more information please speak to Gill Horner.
The stewards for Wednesday 24 April will be Wendy Smith and Susan Rogers
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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Thank you to all who came to the recent World Day of Prayer, it was an occasion very much enjoyed by all. The total monies raised were £287.46, which was wonderful, as it was our highest total so far. It goes to support small projects worldwide and grants to larger organisations.
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JIM FLETCHER
A message from Jim – My licensing service at St. George’s will be Monday 29 April at 7.30pm. Being a bigger Church there is no need of a ticket system, but it would be helpful to know how many may be coming. Please give your name to Marion Strachan in the Church Centre Office on (01474) 704972. There may also be an opportunity to car share if you speak to Marion Strachan.
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BIBLE, BREW AND BISCUITS
There will be a relaxed and informal get together at Ruby Wheal’s house at 3 Hartley Road, Longfield to have a brew of your choice with some biscuits in the warm glow of the Bible. If you would like a light hearted chat through some of the familiar Bible passages then please do come along. For further information and the date of the next meeting please speak to Ruby or Steph.

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CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOXES
Could all box holders please bring them to church for Liz Gale or let her know and she will collect them. Thank you.
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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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C0 SAFEGUARDING COURSE
Many thanks to all who attended the courses on 28 November and 05 December.
Certificates are now available from Marion Strachan.

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NEW MESSAGE FROM JIM FLETCHER
From Sarah, Joel, Hannah and myself thank you so, so much for all the amazing gifts last Sunday.  Have been overwhelmed with your generosity and we are deeply touched.  The financial gift will be put to very good use at the new house with some new furniture needed.  May well buy some new garden furniture so can always think of you all whilst relaxing (sorry studying!) in the garden.
Thank you too for making last Sunday so special and again, am overwhelmed by how many people came – thank you!  Thank you too for the lovely lunch and glad the quiche made an appearance!  Look forward to seeing many of you at my licensing and please do keep in touch.  From the end of April my new email is jim@stgeorgesgravesend.org  I will leave other contact details with Marion Strachan. Bless you all, and will be very excited to hear how things progress in the future for RNWK. Thankyou all Jim

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Dates For Your Diary

HOLY SATURDAY (Easter Eve) SERVICE
Date for Your Diary – 20 April
It would be lovely to see as many folk as possible at the Holy Saturday service tomorrow (Saturday). The service begins in a darkened church with a vigil, reminding us of the saving stories of God found in the Hebrew Scripture. We then move outside for the lighting of the Easter fire, from which the paschal candle is lit. All of the candles in the church are then lit from the paschal candle – and slowly the church is bathed in light.
Finally we will renew our baptism vows and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. The service is particularly exciting this year as Bishop James will be presiding and preaching. It’s a unique way that the whole of the RNWK Group can enter deeply into the mystery of the resurrection. Those who attended last year thoroughly enjoyed it. After the service there will be a festive ‘bring and share’ as we break our Lenten fast. It would be wonderful if you could bring a plate of food with you to share afterwards. Please do speak to Gill or Paul our churchwardens if you’d like to know more. The service takes place at Ash Church at 7.00pm on Saturday 20 April.
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COFFEE AND COMMUNION
Date for Your Diary – 24 April
This will be starting at 10.00am in St. Mary Magdalene Church, Longfield.
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YARN AND YAP
Date for Your Diary – 03 May
Starting at 12.30pm until 2.00pm in the Jubilee Hall. Light lunch and drinks/cakes are all provided. Donations of wool or a contribution towards its purchase is very much appreciated.
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HISTORY PRESENTATION
Date for Your Diary – 04 May
There will be a History Sessions presentation on Isambard Kingdom Brunel – Is his genius overrated? at 2.00pm in the Jubilee Hall. 5 pounds per ticket with light refreshments provided. All proceeds will go to St. Mary Magdalene Church funds. All are welcome to this informal talk by Alan Strachan.
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COFFEE MORNING
Date for Your Diary – 11 May
In the Jubilee Hall starting at 10.30am until 12.00noon. All are welcome.
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MESSY CHURCH
Date for Your Diary – 11 May

Meets in the Fawkham and Hartley Church Centre at 4.00pm.
Please come and join us. There is also a Messy Church Facebook Page group to follow.
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ALAN STRACHAN’S LICENCING AS AN LLM
Date for Your Diary – 18 May
This will be in Rochester Cathedral.  If anyone would like to go along to support him and are most welcome and you will need to be seated at 2.15pm for a 2.30pm service start.
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