St Mary, Eastling in the Parish of High Downs


A warm welcome awaits you at St. Mary's Church, Eastling, in the Parish of High Downs

St. Mary, Eastling, is part of the Parish of High Downs with the churches of St. Mary, Stalisfield with Otterden; St. Michael and All Angels, Throwley. We are also part of the Kingsdown and Creekside Benefice and the wider Christian community of the Ospringe Deanery. We have one PCC that is supported by members of each church in the parish. We meet and share regularly in worship, fellowship and joint parish events throughout the year. You and your family will receive a warm welcome should you wish to join our church; please contact us if you need further information. Please go to the ‘About Us’ page for those to contact.


A message from our Churchwarden Andrew Baxter at Easter

May we welcome you and your family to our beautiful church situated on the North Downs of Kent, in the pleasant village of Eastling. Please feel free to visit and spend some time looking around this historic  building that has over time been our mainstay for worship, prayer and the occasional social function. You will find the church open between 9.00am and 5.00pm each day. May you experience a blessing from being in the presence and peacefulness of God.

We do hope you enjoy your visit and perhaps attending one of our Morning Services, and if you need to contact us, or need more information, there are numbers listed on the 'about us' page of the website.

Best wishes and please come and join us.

Andrew


A Prayer for this coming Week Sunday 26th May 2024.

Glorious God of all,
You are the giver of new life,
You are the one to whom we owe each breath,
You are the reason for our hope.
This Eastertide, enliven us with your Holy Spirit, be present within us in your Son Jesus Christ as we come close You, and celebrate your rising to new life.
Seeking Your light to see what has been revealed
Seeking Your warmth to set hearts aglow with Your love
Seeking Your truth, that we might trust.
As we proclaim the gospel of your Son, that in Him is life which conquers death,
make us anew Your beloved children.

He is risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

Amen.


2024  Services of Worship within High Downs

Within this parish we have regular services of worship and they are listed below. 

There is always a weekly service for you to attend. 

Our regular 10.30am Sunday morning services are as follows: 

1st Sunday Holy Communion at Eastling 

2nd Sunday Morning Worship at Throwley

3rd Sunday Morning Worship at Eastling

4th Sunday Holy Communion at Throwley 


THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

Pentecost

Sunday's readings:-

Romans 8: 12 - 17

John 3: 1 - 17

09:00am Lynsted, Morning Prayer also

live streamed on Facebook

10:30am Throwley, Holy Communion

10:30am Lynsted, Holy Communion

followed by APCM

04:00pm Teynham, Evensong


Daily Morning Prayer 9.00am. Live Streamed.

Please join the Live Facebook Broadcast led by a member of the ministry team. Please visit www.kingsdowncreekside.co.uk and click on the the facebook icon.

Follow our services at: www.kingsdowncreekside.co.uk


New Service at Lynsted Church

06:00pm Lynsted, Cornerstone every fortnight

Next services on 2nd June led by Jim Pye


Safeguarding in High Downs Parish

This Church and Parish is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of its ministry and mission, promoting a safer culture and the welfare of every child, young person and adult. As such, this Church and Parish has robust policies, procedures and guidelines in place, to ensure good practice throughout all of its activities and its environment.

This Church and Parish will:

Promote a safer environment and culture

Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church

Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons

Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons

Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others

"We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Canterbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mark Harlow 07979864000

email: [email protected]



Private Prayer at St. Mary, Eastling

St. Mary, Eastling is open every day for private prayer 9.00am to 5.00pm. 


GENERAL INFORMATION

Should you have any questions please contact our Benefice Administrator, Joyce Warren, whose contact details are given below:

A church official can be contacted by telephoning:

01795 521831 (we have a new telephone number for the Parish Office now cited at St. Peter and St. Paul, Lynsted Church. The office is manned two days each week and all calls left on the answering system, outside these hours, are monitored regularly and returned promptly.

or emailing:

Joyce Warren, the Benefice Administrator on: 

[email protected]


Rector and Priest in Charge: Reverend Paula Jardine-Rose

Paula has overall responsibility for ministry within the Benefice of Kingsdown, Creekside and High Downs.

07516 411269

Email: [email protected]


Associate Priest: Reverend Jim Pye

The Rectory, Newnham Lane, Eastling, Faversham, Kent ME13 0AS.

01795 890726

Email: [email protected]


Weddings and Baptisms  Please visit the Weddings and Baptisms page from the main menu. You can find more information or details and a form on how to apply.

Funerals   Please visit the Funerals page from the main menu under Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals where you can find more information and how to contact us.


CHURCH LIFE AND MINISTRY and COVID

We know that whilst the regulations for COVID have been relaxed it has taught us to be mindful that COVID is still in our midst and we remain mindful of keeping ourselves as COVID-free as possible. 

In High Downs Parish, we have three key aims:

Keeping people well

keeping people praying

Keeping people connected


DIOCESAN STAFF & PARISH SUPPORT

The Diocesan staff team remains committed to supporting you with any of your questions - and will continue to be available to you by phone and email. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to call Diocesan House on 01227 459401.

WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER SUPPORT for my spiritual needs.

The Living Well, Canterbury Diocese Centre for Healing & Wholeness team, offer listening and prayer and individual retreats. To book and for more information, please email [email protected].

You can also email requests to their weekly prayer support team:
[email protected]

PRAYER 

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.



Get in touch

Joyce Warren

Lynsted Church
Lynsted
Sittingbourne
Kent

ME9 0RQ
Joyce Warren - Benefice Administrator
01795 521831
Mark Harlow - High Downs Parish Administrator
07979864000

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What's on

Services of Worship within St. Mary, Eastling Church 1st and 3rd Sundays during 2024

Occuring
Sunday 03 April 2022 Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary, Eastling Church
Address
St Mary, Eastling Church

Eastling Church will be holding a regular service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 10.30am.
Throwley Church will be holding a regular service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Please see details in the Good News Magazine or contact the Churchwarden.
Stalisfield Church will remain closed.

The churches at Eastling and Throwley will remain open at the designated times for Private Prayer. If you need more information please contact your churchwarden or Revd. Paula Jardine-Rose - details can be found on the about us page. During this time may God bless us and support us all.

Everyday faith

Discover how we can support you to find and follow God in your everyday life.

Please join us all for a daily service of Morning Prayer at 9.00am. Service led by a member of the Benefice Team.
www.kingsdowncreekside.co.uk

Safeguarding

"Our parish of High Downs is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Canterbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO (details given below), or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, FIONA COOMBS, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 07548 232395, [email protected], or PAUL BRIGHTWELL, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 07398 009951, [email protected]. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services."

The High Downs Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mark Harlow 07979864000
Email: [email protected]

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