Related Churches within the area and contact information from external sources such as Crockfords can be found below.
St John the Baptist, Doddington
St John the Baptist (or the Beheading of St John the Baptist to give the Church its full title) is part of the parish of Kingsdown and Creekside.
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 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.
On behalf of High Downs Parish may we extend our very best wishes to you, your family and friends. At present, and due to COVID restrictions, all churches within the Deanery are able to decide whether to hold a public service of worship; however, this is under regular review.
Our regular 10.30am Sunday morning services have now resumed:
1st Sunday Holy Communion at Eastling
2nd Sunday Morning Worship at Throwley
3rd Sunday Morning Worship at Eastling
4th Sunday Holy Communion at Throwley
COVID-19 Restrictions during April for St. Mary, Eastling
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 online on its YouTube page here (Breakthrough at Lynsted) with a new service each week.
Revd. Steve Lillicrap
A message from our Churchwarden Andrew Baxter
Those wishing to come for a period of prayer will find the church will be accessible between 9.00am and 5.00pm each day. Soft furnishings such as kneelers and pew runners will be removed and the toilet will remain locked. The visitors’ comment book will be removed. There will be hand sanitiser available and appropriate signage regarding social distancing and l will be using rope to close off those areas which cannot be accessed. The government instructions mean that each pew can only have one person in it (or more if from the same family) Pews which can be used will be clearly identified.
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:
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 You Tube Channel 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 will continue. Please contact Revd Steve Lillicrap for more information.
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please comply with the social distancing guidelines
CHURCH LIFE AND MINISTRY DURING COVID
We know there are many issues that arise from national and government guidance, and that things are changing frequently in the UK. In High Downs Parish, we have three key aims:
Keeping people well
keeping people praying
Keeping people connected
RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS THROUGH PRAYER
For most of us, as we look out on the current crisis across our world, it’s difficult to know how to respond. We feel utterly powerless and need to say with Jehoshaphat, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (2 Chronicles 20:12) Our prayers make a difference. They change our hearts and often bring a peace that is so great we cannot understand it (Philippians 4:7) and our prayers do have an impact on events in our world even if we do not perceive it (James 5:16).
So here are a few pointers to guide our prayers over the coming days:
Pray for the containment of the virus
Father, we pray that people would be wise in isolation. We pray against the virus and that its impact would be minimised. We pray for the countries that are most vulnerable and have the least resources to protect people. Would this season of suffering pass. Amen.
Pray for those who are most affected
Father, we pray healing for the sick. We pray that where people are dying you would bring life. We pray for supernatural recoveries that doctors cannot explain. We pray for the lonely and vulnerable that you would connect them with people who might support them through this time. Amen,
Pray for the NHS
Thank you, Lord, for the doctors, nurses, volunteers and other workers across our health services. We are so grateful and we pray for them today. We pray that you would protect them from illness and give them energy, stamina and compassion for those they serve. Bless them today in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Pray for the Government
Father, we thank you for our leaders. We pray for wisdom and courage for them at this time. We pray for Christian leaders that you would help them be salt and light. We pray that we might emerge from this as a stronger society. Amen.
Pray for the Church
Father we thank you that in times like this people come to know you. We pray that many may turn to you in this season of turmoil and know the peace, assurance, and firm foundation that is only found in Jesus. We pray for creativity, unity and perseverance for the church, that we would be stronger in our faith and that we would not miss this opportunity to care for those who need help and reach out to those who do not know you.
In this season, for those of us with a bit more time, let’s devote that to prayer. For those of us who are anxious and fearful, may we take those anxieties and fears to God. As a church may we unite in prayer and call out together, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Amen.
St Peter & St Paul, Lynsted
St Peter & St Paul is part of the the Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside and is the home of Breakthrough every Sunday evening at 6pm.
St Peter & St Paul, Newnham
St Peter & St Paul Newnham is part of the parish of Kingsdown and Creekside
St Mary Norton
St Mary Norton is part of the Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside and is known locally as 'The Church in the Orchard'
St Peter Oare
St Peter's Oare is part pf the Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside and is situated above Oare Creek
St Michael & All Angels
Welcome to St Michael and All Angels Parish Church, Throwley which is the only public building within the village and therefore a very important part of the life of the Community. We hold two services a month at 10.30 on the 2nd and 4th Sundays and you will receive a very warm welcome at those services.
"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."
Teynham Primary School Worship Centre
Teynham Primary School is where Messy Church Meets on the first Saturday of each month at 3.30pm.
St Mary Stalisfield
St Mary, Stalisfield is part of the Parish of High Downs
St Margaret Wychling
St Margaret's Wychling is within the Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside. It is situated in a beautiful woodland and services are held on the first Sunday of the month from May to October as well as on special occasions. It is also the home for Wild Church.
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