Benefice of S Gillingham

Sunday Services

Book of Common Prayer service of Holy Communion
first third and fifth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour

Holy Communion (Prayer Book) - Bredhurst Bredhurst: St Peter
1928 version Prayer Book Communion. No music. Open to all - the service is very easy to follow or just sit back and enjoy the surroundings.
second and fourth Sunday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour

Morning Prayer (Simple) - Bredhurst Bredhurst: St Peter
A said service of Morning Prayer with additional time for intercessions spoken or silent.
third Sunday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour

Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Do join us for coffee afterwards

For families with toddlers. 20 minutes of story and songs followed by a creative activity. Meets in our chapel - a safe, bouncy place.
third Sunday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
This service is particularly suitable for families

For Everyone
first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

second and fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Wednesday Communion starts at 9.30am
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

All Age Worship
third and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
There will be a creche during this service Do join us for coffee afterwards

A simple service where we remember Jesus' last supper with his friends. A good introduction to church if you've not been before.
first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Puppets for All with craft, singing and fellowship
first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 40 minutes
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Like a school assembly. May be longer if there's a baptism. Loads of involvement for children
second Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

A full Holy Communion service with singing, the works. But we don't do stuffy so bring the children (toys at the back and a sound proof room if it gets too much for you)
third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Celtic Morning Prayer - Bredhurst Bredhurst: St Peter
A simple service of hymns, prayers and readings with, usually, an interview or similar as well as a talk.
fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

Songs of Praise: Without Aled Jones or the TV cameras but music, interviews and, if you're lucky, no sermon!
fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Camp Fire, Carols and Christingle - Bredhurst Bredhurst: St Peter
Sunday at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour

Alternative Worship - Bredhurst Bredhurst: St Peter
It's alternative and it alternates. It may be Evensong from the BCP or it may be guitars and drums. Check website if this coincides with Christmas or Easter.
first Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Does what it says - a service with lots of quiet and a bit of music. Sometimes a short talk. Check website if this coincides with Christmas or Easter.
fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 40 minutes
This service is particularly suitable for families

 

Regular Events

Sunday

Explorers - Bredhurst Bredhurst: St Peter
Explorers is for children to, well, explore. Usually held in the woods, churchyard and surrounding footpaths (bring appropriate clothing - we get wet and dirty) we learn tracking and survival skills whilst also learning some life lessons along the way. Currently, we ask a parent/guardian/trusted-friend to accompany their children. Explorers explore during the main communion service, joining us towards the end. They also share their experiences as part of the CREW meeting the following week.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
The Crew - Bredhurst Bredhurst: St Peter
A monthly get-together for children 5-13. Various activities in our cozy chapel during the main service.
School terms only every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee

Tuesday

Morning Prayer - Gillingham South Gillingham:St Matthew
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Morning Prayer - Gillingham Hempstead: All Saints
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Sunbeams Music and Dance for under 5s - Gillingham Hempstead: All Saints
Music and Dance for under 5s, parents, carers and grandparents are very welcome - fellowship, fun and food!
During term time every Tuesday at 1:15 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee

Wednesday

Holy Communion - Gillingham South Gillingham:St Matthew
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Open Door Prayer - Gillingham Hempstead: All Saints
We pray for all our churches and community a short period of reflective prayer.
Every second Wednesday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour

Thursday

Morning Prayer - Gillingham Hempstead: All Saints
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour

Friday

Holy Communion - Gillingham Hempstead: All Saints
Every Friday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour

Saturday

Time For Tea - Bredhurst Bredhurst: St Peter
Tea for Terrors is a monthly tea party with games, stories, craft activities and a bring-and-share tea for families with children under 5. 1st Saturday of the month in the church. Note: We only meet in the warmer months, See website for details but it's usually April to October.
We only meet in the warmer months, See website for details but it's usually April to October every first Saturday at 3:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee
 

Other Events

Carols by Candlelight - Gillingham Hempstead: All Saints
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 AM for ¾ hour
Traditional There is always something a little magical about singing the songs of Advent and Christmas and listening to the great Old Testament and gospel narratives of first the promise and then the birth of God’s Messiah in Bethlehem. A tradition begun at King’s College, Cambridge, has now become an indispensable part of our pre-Christmas celebrations. Please stay with us afterwards for a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Traditional Christingle Service with oranges and candles for children and their carers
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:15 PM for ¾ hour
Celebration of Christmas - Traditional Carols
Festive All-age Communion Service - Gillingham Hempstead: All Saints
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
This service is particularly suitable for families
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