St Mary Stalisfield
St Mary, Stalisfield is part of the Parish of High Downs
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 New Year message from our Churchwarden Andrew Baxter
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.
A Prayer for this coming Week Sunday 25th February 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 Christmastime, enliven us with your Spirit, be present within us in your Son Jesus Christ as we come close You,
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.
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
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
Romans 4: 13 - 25
Mark 8: 31 - 38
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES
09:00am Lynsted, Morning Prayer also
live streamed on Facebook
10:30am Lynsted, Family Holy Communion with
Rev Steve Coneys
10:30am Newnham, Morning Worship
10:30pm Oare, Morning Worship
10:30am Throwley, Holy Communion &
Baptism Ottilie Morris
04:00pm Teynham, Evensong
09:00am Lynsted, Morning Prayer also
live streamed on FacebooK
New Service at Lynsted Church
Have you wanted to come to a lively service and found that 6pm is too late?
Well we have listened and there will now be a new lively service at 4pm on Sunday. There is time to bring the family and still get back home before bedtime for school.
We call it "Cornerstone"
04:00pm Lynsted, Cornerstone
NEXT SERVICE ON SUNDAY 3RD MARCH
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.
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 24th September 2023, 6.00pm. Please visit: https://kc-hd.org.uk/page/87/breakthrough-livestream
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.
Joyce Warren, the Benefice Administrator on:
Associate Priest: Reverend Jim Pye
The Rectory, Newnham Lane, Eastling, Faversham, Kent ME13 0AS.
Curate for the Benefice of Kingsdown Creekside and High Downs: Reverend Caroline Turvey
The Vicarage, High Street, Doddington, Kent.
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 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:
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.
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 Oare
St Peter's Oare is part of the Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside and is situated above Oare Creek
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 Teynham
St Mary's Teynham is part of the Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside
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 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."
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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