St Mary the Virgin Newington, Newington

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St Mary the Virgin, Newington is one of the six churches which together make up 'The Six' benefice, a group of Anglican parishes in North Kent. The ancient church building is located in the centre of the village. All our Sunday Services take place at 10.00am, and follow the pattern below:

1st Sunday: Morning Worship

2nd Sunday: Communion (Sung/Traditional)

3rd Sunday: 'Stepping Stones' (informal cafe-style service for all ages)

4th Sunday: Communion

Every third Thursday morning from 9.30am we have the Cornerstone Cafe, which takes place in the church. This is an informal meeting place, as an opportunity to meet friends and make new ones whilst enjoying home-made refreshments. The local Community Warden is on hand to provide advice on any issues of concern. We welcome you to join in our worship and to become a part of our worshipping community. To find out more about us, please click on the following link:

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Rev Julian Staniforth
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01795 227329 (Rector)
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1st Sunday Morning Worship
A fairly informal service with traditional and contemporary worship songs led by a worship group, with liturgy, hymns and songs projected onto a screen.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
2nd Sunday Communion (Sung)
A traditional Sung Communion service with hymns led by the organ.
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
3rd Sunday 'Stepping Stones'
This is an informal, interactive Cafe Style service set out at the back of the church, suitable for all ages especially families with children and those starting to explore faith or just connect with the church. It starts with 'tea n toast' at 10.00am with the service starting at 10.15am aiming to finish by 11.00am. The style of worship is contemporary including use of the screen and video clips.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
4th Sunday Communion
A less formal Communion service, which blends popular traditional hymns with contemporary worship songs led by a Worship group.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
The Well
The Well is a monthly lunch that is organised by volunteer members of the different churches of The Six benefice + the Newington Methodists, open to any in the wider community. A simple tasty good-value meal is provided. It is an opportunity to meet with friends and make new contacts. It takes place in Newington Village Hall.
Every second Sunday at 1:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments


Cornerstone Cafe
Cornerstone Cafe is a monthly meeting place for the community with a warm welcome for all; an opportunity to meet with friends or make new ones with quality cakes and refreshments provided.
Every third Thursday at 9:30 AM for 3 hours



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Incumbent: The Revd Julian Martin STANIFORTH
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12147
Archdeaconry: MAIDSTONE (562)
Deanery: Sittingbourne (56205)
Benefice: Six (06/223CW)
Parish Legal Name: Newington (560300 )
CofE Church Info: (606300 6/300)
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The current editor is: Julian Staniforth

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 21st December 2016
St Mary the Virgin Newington : Church Lane, Newington, Kent, ME9 7JT - Northern edge of the village

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