Higham: St John Evangelist, Higham
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S.John's Church (29/Jan/1862) replaced S.Mary's (Saxon foundation) as the Parish Church in 1987.
S.John's is open daily (under CCTV).
The Blessed Sacrament is reserved. Mass is offered daily; twice on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. The Offices are prayed daily by the clergy.
There is a prayer request board by the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham - we have had over 40 years of association with the Shrine itself. There are prayer candles available at all the shrines.
There is some lovely post-war stained glass (mostly Moira Forsyth).
The organ is a 2 manual Father Willis.
The former parish Church of S.Mary's is open daily. Founded @ 8th century it lies at the centre of the original village on Higham marshes - two miles to the north of S.John's. It is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
Our parish is called 'Higham with Merston' . Merston is a village which had 'disappeared' by the fifteenth century. It lay to the west of present day upper Higham. Merston's Church of S.Giles lies under the fields today but some of modern Higham is within its boundaries.
The PCC passed resolutions A&B in 1994 (which limits the priestly ministry of women among us) however women do minister at every other level in worship and service. Resolution 'C' was passed in June 2009. We have been under the epsicopal care of the Bishop of Fulham since 1st Sept 09.
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