To know and love Jesus and to make his love known to all

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  • Revd David warmly welcomes you to the parish church.

    Wednesday 3rd June 2020

    Daily Scripture

    (1 Chronicles 29:11)   Yours, O Lord, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

    Daily Reflection

    Yours is the kingdom’ says King David - about his kingdom.

    Our village, we say, our church, our country, our planet. And pray ‘Your kingdom come’.

    David Attenborough last January told world leaders “The Garden of Eden is no more. Human activity has changed the world so much that scientists say we are now in a new geological age”. For 12,000 years following the Ice Age there has climatic stability. No longer: we have tipped the world into the Age of Humans, the Anthropocene.

     “Your kingdom come” is a prayer for each of us and the ‘kings’ of this world to live in awe at creation and our creator; to be stewards, not exploiters; to serve, not to be served.

    David Harmsworth


    On-line Services: ALL CHURCH SERVICES SUSPENDED. The church building is closed........but THE CHURCH IS ALIVE!

    Sunday 31st May - Pentecost - 10am


    Service sheet


    Next service: "Trinity Sunday"; Sunday 7th June, 10am (Resources available on Saturday; the service link will be available at 8am on Sunday.)


    NEWS (click on the links):

    Phased reopening of the Church currently, the outer door will be open from 9am to 6pm to give access:

    • to information (if you are passing for your “one walk a day”)
    • “Catching Lives” donations…..these are still required at this time – perhaps even more so. (There is a list of items required here)
    • “Leave what you can. Take what you need” donations / collection

    Christian Aid


    RESOURCES for prayer, bible reading and reflection

    Keep safe. Keep well. Keep praying. And God bless you.

    With love, Revd David


    Revd David Commander, Rector   01580 240658

    Church and community help and information during Coronavirus pandemic


    Direction Finder : TN17 4DL                                    

    Safeguarding Officer

    Diocese of Canterbury safeguarding

    Church of England website


  • “Services” and Prayer:

    Though the building is closed, it is important that you know that prayer is still happening every day between Revd Rosemary and Revd David

    • 8am Morning Prayer
    • 6pm Evening Prayer.

    Please join us "in spirit" to pray for our community, our nation, and the world.

    If there is something particular you would like prayer for, please send me an email or give me a call.


    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
    Now really is the time to care for your neighbour. Please, pick up the phone, speak to them. We are a strong community, a caring community. Together we will get through this.

    Finally, I encourage you to use these prayers when you get up and when you go to bed:

    A prayer in the morning:

    Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples, ‘I am with you always’.
    Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.
    Hear my prayers for others and for myself, and keep me in your care. Amen.

    A prayer in the evening:

    God our Father, by whose mercy the world turns safely into darkness and returns again to light:
    we place in your hands our unfinished tasks, our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes,
    knowing that only what you bless will prosper.
    To your love and protection we commit each other and all those we love, knowing that you alone are our sure defender, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Keep safe. Keep well. Keep praying. And God bless you.

    With love, David


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