Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Wye with Hinxhill

Weekly news sheet

4 Feb 2019, 9 a.m.


Almighty and ever-living God,

clothed in majesty,

whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple,

in substance of our flesh:

grant that we may be presented to you

with pure and clean hearts,

by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Readings: Mal.3.1-5, Heb.2. 14-end, Luke 2. 22-40

Please pray for. Josh Anderson, Jayne Forsyth, Pam Secrett and Peter Traynor.

Please also pray this week for all the staff and residents at Brambles Care Home in Wye.

Prayer Time – Everyone Welcome - Please come along to Wye Church any Tuesday between 11.30am and 12.30pm to pray either

The Friends of Wye Church are looking for a Treasurer following the retirement of Lewis Bowles, after many years of service in this role. If you would consider filling this important role, please email Nick Russell at [email protected]

Community Ceilidh

Thank you to everyone who came to the Ceilidh on Saturday and made the event such a success. We raised £730 and more importantly had GREAT FUN!!! Thank you to all who helped behind the scenes – particularly Teresa, Brian, Jack, Declan, Erica, Annie, Harry, Frankie and Kathryn and also to Ravi McHoly and Bill & Hilary McJones who provided additional entertainment! When all the aches and pains have subsided, we might just think about doing it again…!! Jo Rall, Lucy Carvill & Alison Dewhirst.

Bumps and Babies

If you’re expecting or you have a baby under a year old then this new group is for you!

Thursday 7th February

(and every Thursday in term time)


Wye Parish Church

You’re invited to join us for a cuppa, homemade cake and a chat.

Come along, make new friends and let us spoil you for a bit. You deserve it.

Any questions, contact Beth on [email protected]

on your own, or with members of the prayer team.

Wye And Brook Fellowship – The next service will be on Thursday 7th February at 3pm in Wye Church. The next meeting will be on Thursday 21st February at 3pm at 36, Orchard Drive where the speaker will be Graham Bradley talking about Brook Church and the Manor of Brook.

FIG Women’s Group – the next meeting is on Thursday 7th February 9-10am at Wye Church. The speaker will be Caroline Spencer. All ladies (and pre-school children) welcome.

The Informal Celebration Service takes place on Sunday 10th February at 6.30pm. The speaker will be Tracey Byrne, currently training for Ordination at Cuddesdon Theological College. She is also Chief Executive of OneBodyOneFaith (formerly known as the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement). She came to Faith through the Christian Union at Wye College where she was a student and we are delighted to be welcoming her back to Wye. Tracey will also be speaking at St Mary’s Church, Brook at the 10am service on Sunday 10th February. Please come and join us. All welcome.

Three New Canons for Canterbury Cathedral

Bishop Trevor has announced three new Canons of Canterbury Cathedral. The Revd Peter Ingrams, Local Ministries & Growth Adviser, will be appointed the Non-Residentiary Canon, and Neville Emslie and Quentin Roper will be appointed Honorary Lay Canons of the Cathedral. Neville is Director of Mission and Ministry, and Quentin is Director of Education for the Diocese. Their installations will take place on Saturday 9 February, 3:15pm in the Cathedral.

Snowdrop Teas on Sundays 10th and 24th February from 12-5pm at Ss Cosmos & Damian, Challock Parish Church. There will be homemade teas, books, bric-a-brac and tombola. Come and have lunch or tea, look at the famous murals and have a chat with friends. The churchyard is carpeted with snowdrops which should be out. The church is located at the end of Church Lane, 1 mile off the A251 & A252.