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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The Revd Canon James F. Southward
The Vicarage,
Hermitage Road,
Higham,
Kent,
ME3 7NE
(01634) 717360

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CRIB SERVICE
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 5:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly
CHRISTMASS - MIDNIGHT
Solemn Mass of Midnight with Blessing of the Crib
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 12:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Incense
CHRISTMASS - DAY MASS
Parish Mass of Christmas Day
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Incense
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Sunday

Morning Prayer
Sunday at 8:45 AM for ¼ hour
Parish Mass
Parish Mass is in the 'solemn form' meaning sung parts of the service as well as hymns/songs. Modern western style ceremonies, lectionary and liturgy. Incense is used each week. Children and infants may gather in the hall for Junior Church during the Liturgy of the Word. NB: There is no evening mass in August
Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Incense
Evening Prayer & Readings
Sunday at 6:00 PM for 25 minutes

Monday

Morning Prayer & Readings
(Bank Holidays at 9.30am - 'Readings' at 6pm)
Monday at 9:00 AM for 25 minutes
Evening Prayer
(Bank Holidays with Readings = 25mins)
Monday at 6:00 PM for ¼ hour
Mass with homily
(Bank Holidays 10am)
Monday at 6:30 PM for ½ hour

Tuesday

Morning Prayer & Readings
Tuesday at 9:00 AM for 25 minutes
Evening Prayer
Tuesday at 7:00 PM for ¼ hour
Mass with homily
Tuesday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
Wednesday at 9:00 AM for ¼ hour
Mass with homily
Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Coffee
Evening Prayer & Readings
Wednesday at 6:00 PM for 25 minutes

Thursday

Morning Prayer & Readings
Thursday at 9:00 AM for 25 minutes
Evening Prayer
Thursday at 7:00 PM for ¼ hour
Mass with homily
Thursday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour

Friday

Morning Prayer
Friday at 9:00 AM for ¼ hour
Mass with homily
Friday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Coffee
Evening Prayer & Readings
Friday at 6:00 PM for 25 minutes
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
By appointment with the Clergy or
Friday at 6:30 PM for ¼ hour

Saturday

Morning Prayer & Readings
Saturday at 9:00 AM for 25 minutes
Mass with homily
Saturday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Evening Prayer
Saturday at 6:00 PM for ¼ hour
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CRIB SERVICE
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 5:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly
CHRISTMASS - MIDNIGHT
Solemn Mass of Midnight with Blessing of the Crib
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 12:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Incense
CHRISTMASS - DAY MASS
Parish Mass of Christmas Day
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Incense
S.John's Day
Solemn Mass for the Patronal Feast of the Parish Church. Preacher - The Revd Canon Michael Anderson Followed by festive refreshments!
Saturday 27th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Incense
The Solemnity of the Lord's Epiphany
Parish Mass of the Solemnity.
Sunday 4th January 2015 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Incense
Dedication Feast of S.John's Church
153rd Anniversary of the Church's Dedication: (transferred from 29th January). Solemn Mass will take place in the Parish Church of S.John at 10am. Visiting preacher: The Revd Canon Neil Thompson, Precentor at Rochester Cathedral
Sunday 1st February 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
creche Coffee Incense
CANDLEMASS
The Blessing of Light, Procession and Solemn Mass for the Feast will start in the Hall and then move into the Church.
Monday 2nd February 2015 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Coffee Incense
CANDLEMASS
The Blessing of Light, Procession and Solemn Mass for the Feast will start in the Hall and then move into the Church.
Monday 2nd February 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee Incense
ASH WEDNESDAY
Mass with Ashing at the 9.30am
Wednesday 18th February 2015 at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
ASH WEDNESDAY
Solemn Mass with Ashing at 7.30pm
Wednesday 18th February 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Incense
The Assumption of Our Lady
7.30pm Solemn Vigil Mass for the principal festival of Our Lady, patroness of Higham.
Sunday 16th August 2015 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Incense
S.Giles' Day
Mass for the Festival of the Patron of Merston; Co-patron of the whole parish
Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Coffee
Harvest Thanksgiving
Parish Mass for Harvest Thanksgiving. Please bring gifts of tinned / packet foods and toiletries for the House of Mercy in Gravesend (Hostel for young homeless people).
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Incense
Dedication Feast of S.Mary's Church
Solemn Mass will take place in the Church of S.Mary, Church Street, Higham at 10am (replacing the normal 9.30am in S.John's). Mass will be offered at 6.30pm in S.John's also.
Sunday 4th October 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Incense
Sunday School Bell Ringing Grade 2 Listed Building Supports Fairtrade goods Spire/steeple Floodlighting Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Church Open Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Toilets Pilgrim Discipleship Course
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9936
Diocesan ID: H0501
Built: 1862
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic, Modern Liturgy
Our Patron: St John's Cambridge
Archdeaconry: ROCHESTER (312)
Deanery: STROOD (31206)
Benefice: Higham and Merston (31/100 L)
Parish Legal Name: Higham with Merston (310148 31/148)
CofE Church Info: (631148 31/148)
Short URL: acny.uk/9936/
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