St Mary, Eastling


A Warm Welcome Awaits You at St. Mary, Eastling

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

May we welcome you 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 the blessing you receive from being in the presence and peacefulness of God.

We do hope you enjoy your visit and if you need to contact us, there are numbers listed on the about us page of the website.

Best wishes

Andrew


2023  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 Holy Communion BCP, 9.00am at Eastling

2nd Sunday Morning Worship at Throwley

3rd Sunday Morning Worship at Eastling

4th Sunday Holy Communion at Throwley 


Safeguarding

"The parish of High Downs is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. 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



Private Prayer at St. Mary, Eastling

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


Online Worship will continue:

9am daily: Morning Prayer will be live-streamed daily on the Facebook page (@kingsdowncreekside) which can also be found at the bottom of the first page of the website.

Audio Service: will be posted each week with its corresponding Order of Service and can be found here.

Breakthrough: will continue to be held at Lynsted Church each Sunday at 6.00pm and Live Streamed to the Breakthrough at Lynsted Facebook page, which you can access from the Kingsdown and Creekside website.  The next service is on Sunday 31st July 2022, 6.00pm.   https://kc-hd.org.uk/page/87/breakthrough-livestream

Revd. Steve Lillicrap


GENERAL INFORMATION

Should you have any questions please contact our Rector Revd. Steve Lillicrap, whose contact details are given below:

The Rector of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning:

01795 522510

or emailing:

[email protected]

[email protected]


Daily Morning Prayer 9.00am. 

Please join the Live Facebook Broadcast led by Revd. Steve Lillicrap. Please visit www.kingsdowncreekside.co.uk and click on the the facebook icon.

Breakthrough each Sunday at 6.00pm via our Facebook Page https://kc-hd.org.uk/page/87/breakthrough-livestream and led by the Breakthrough Team

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


Weddings and Baptisms  Please contact Revd Steve Lillicrap for more information.

Funerals   Please contact Revd Steve Lillicrap for more information.


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

Rev Canon Steve Lillicrap

76 Station Road
Teynham
Sittingbourne

ME9 9SN

Our website

Parish Bible Study Group - Meeting at 18 Beech Close, Faversham, Kent

Occuring
Every Tuesday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Chris Fagg
Address
18 Beech Close, Faversham, Kent, United Kingdom

Great News! During 2023 and each Tuesday evening between 7.30pm - 9.00pm the members of Parish Bible Study Group will be meeting for some study and fellowship. We will be reflecting on the Book of Acts and studying a new chapter each week. Why not come and join us? Please call Mark Harlow for more information on 01795 890338.

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 [add their details here or use the button to link to a page that shows the info] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor [add their details here or use the button below to link to your own page that shows the info or the diocesan safeguarding page]. 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 Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mark Harlow 07979864000