Free Breakfast Friday

Occuring
Every Friday at for 30 mins
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

Each Friday in term time, join us for a simple breakfast of cereals and toast. All are welcome, especially those on their way to school or work, who need to fuel the brain as well as the body for tip top learning and working.

Prayer Group

Occuring
Every Friday at for 30 mins
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

Join us for half an hour on a Friday morning for a small informal prayer group. We are currently praying for God’s guidance and support as we search for a new Rector in the Benefice.

Open Church

Occuring
Every day at for 6 hours
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

St Mary the Virgin church is open most days between 10am and 4pm for quiet prayer and reflection.

World Day of Prayer

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
St Benedict’s RC Church
Address
Cemetery Road Gillingham Dorset

A service compiled by the Christian women of Palestine

Art Easter

Occuring
Saturday 02 March 2024, Saturday 13 April 2024 at for 2 hours
Venue
The Vicarage School Room
Address
The Vicarage School Room, St Martin’s Square Gillingham Dorset

Sessions exploring Easter, through the seasons of Lent, Easter and Pentecost will be held in the Vicarage School Room. This will be a gentle time of exploring our relationship with God through making art. Materials will be provided. Please let Revd Angus know if you would like to attend or require further information. Tel. 07788100885 E-mail [email protected]

Art Easter

Occuring
Saturday 02 March 2024, Saturday 13 April 2024 at for 2 hours
Venue
The Vicarage School Room
Address
The Vicarage School Room, St Martin’s Square Gillingham Dorset

Sessions exploring Easter, through the seasons of Lent, Easter and Pentecost will be held in the Vicarage School Room. This will be a gentle time of exploring our relationship with God through making art. Materials will be provided. Please let Revd Angus know if you would like to attend or require further information. Tel. 07788100885 E-mail [email protected]

8 o’clock Holy Communion

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Sunday at for 40 mins
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

Once a month on a Sunday morning we have a 40 minute service to begin Sunday.

Parish Holy Communion

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

Holy Communion with hymns, choir, organ or the church music group, bellringing and a sermon. All are welcome. Refreshments follow the service in the Vicarage Schoolroom (church hall) on Queen Street.

On Sun 12 Nov, the service will be held at a later time and is listed separately. A Benefice Service led by Bishop Karen will be held at Milton on Sun 19 Nov.

Bell Practice

Occuring
Every Monday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

Bellringing practice for Sunday
Contact Dr Teresa Goatham 01747 823797 for more details

Mothers’ Union

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Tuesday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

Not just for Mums! In fact, not even just for women! Come along for fellowship, refreshments and all sorts of interesting talks and activities.

Wednesday Holy Communion

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 30 mins
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

Time to stop in the middle of Wednesday morning for a simple friendly service.

Craft-a-Noon at the Eden Cafe

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 2 hours, 30 mins
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

Bring along your craft activities and projects and enjoy a cuppa and good company

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Eden Cafe

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 2 hours, 30 mins
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

Relax with tea or coffee and cake in the Cafe.
Recycle some of those pesky things that don’t go in your kerbside bin … confectionery, crisp, biscuit and cake wrappers; Pringle tubes; popcorn, nuts and pretzels packets; oral, face and body care packaging; bread and cheese wrappers; pens and pencils.
Buy from our range of pre-loved books, jigsaws, etc.
Handmade greetings cards by Angela and John.

On 13 and 14 December, we will also be enjoying some Christmas music and singing.

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Board Games Afternoon

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Wednesday at for 2 hours
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

No need to sign up, just turn up! Children must be accompanied by an adult please.

Eden Cafe

Occuring
Every Thursday at for 2 hours
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

Relax with tea or coffee and cake in the Cafe.
Recycle some of those pesky things that don’t go in your kerbside bin … confectionery, crisp, biscuit and cake wrappers; Pringle tubes; popcorn, nuts and pretzels packets; oral, face and body care packaging; bread and cheese wrappers; pens and pencils.
Buy from our range of pre-loved books, jigsaws, etc.
Handmade greetings cards by Angela and John.

On 13 and 14 December, we will also be enjoying some Christmas music and singing.

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Choir Practice

Occuring
Every Thursday at for 45 mins
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

Regular practice for our Sunday Parish Communion service
Contact the Organist, Mr Daniel Cummins, via the Parish Office for more details

Sing a Song of Praise

Occuring
Monthly. Every Second Friday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
The Mellowes
Address
The Mellowes

A dementia friendly event in a local care home

Morning Meditation

Occuring
Saturday 16 December 2023, Saturday 30 December 2023, Saturday 13 January 2024, Saturday 27 January 2024, Saturday 10 February 2024, Saturday 24 February 2024, Saturday 09 March 2024, Saturday 23 March 2024, Saturday 06 April 2024, Saturday 20 April 2024, Saturday 04 May 2024, Saturday 18 May 2024, Saturday 01 June 2024, Saturday 15 June 2024, Saturday 29 June 2024, Saturday 13 July 2024, Saturday 27 July 2024 at for 2 hours
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

Silent prayer and gentle Bible reading and listening. Rooted in the Christian tradition and open to people of any or no faith. We meet for meditation on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings - dates as advertised. All are welcome.

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Evening Meditation

Occuring
Thursday 21 December 2023, Thursday 04 January 2024, Thursday 18 January 2024, Thursday 01 February 2024, Thursday 15 February 2024, Thursday 29 February 2024, Thursday 14 March 2024, Thursday 28 March 2024, Thursday 11 April 2024, Thursday 25 April 2024, Thursday 09 May 2024, Thursday 23 May 2024, Thursday 06 June 2024, Thursday 20 June 2024, Thursday 04 July 2024, Thursday 18 July 2024 at for 1 hour
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, Queen Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

Silent prayer and gentle Bible reading and listening. Rooted in the Christian tradition and open to people of any or no faith. We meet for meditation on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings - dates as advertised. All are welcome.

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A Night at the Movies

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom

A concert by TOP BRASS & WIND CONCERT BAND, directed by Jackie Adams and the wonderful Voice of Arabella Heaton
Free Entry
Raffle
Refreshments
Proceeds for ‘Dementia Friendly Gillingham’
Registered Charity Number 1106977

Benefice Holy Communion

Occuring
Monthly. Every Fifth Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham
Address
High Street Gillingham, SP8 4AW, United Kingdom
St Simon & St Jude, Milton on Stour
Address
B3092 Gillingham, SP8 5QD, United Kingdom
St Nicholas, Silton
Address
Church Road Silton Dorset, SP8 5PR, United Kingdom

On the 5th Sunday of the month, the 3 churches of the Benefice come together to share Holy Communion. The service takes place at either 10am (when in St Mary's Gillingham) or 10:30am (when in St Simon & Jude, Milton on Stour or St Nicholas, Silton).

Art Easter

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
The Vicarage School Room
Address
The Vicarage School Room, St Martin’s Square Gillingham Dorset

Sessions exploring Easter, through the seasons of Lent, Easter and Pentecost will be held in the Vicarage School Room. This will be a gentle time of exploring our relationship with God through making art. Materials will be provided. Please let Revd Angus know if you would like to attend or require further information. Tel. 07788100885 E-mail [email protected]

Sing a Song of Praise

Occuring
at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Fern Brook Lodge
Address
Fern Brook Lodge

A dementia friendly event in a local care home

Repair Cafe

Occuring
Saturday 10 February 2024 at for 3 hours
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

Bring along your items for mending and a team of fixers will be available to perform straightforward repairs while you wait. No charge, but donations towards costs are gratefully received. Or just come along and enjoy refreshments in the cafe!

Messy Church

Occuring
Sunday 28 January 2024 at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Vicarage Schoolroom
Address
Vicarage Schoolroom, St Martin’s Square Gillingham, SP8 4DP

It's great. It's Messy. It's Church. For families of all ages, with craft activities, worship and tea. In the Vicarage Schoolroom Queen Street.

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Singing Together with Dementia Friendly Gillingham

Occuring
Wednesday 21 February 2024 at for 1 hour
Venue
The Community Lounge
Address
The Community Lounge, Rawson Court Gillingham, United Kingdom

Come and join us to sing old favourites and share good company. £2 including tea and cookies.