What's On

CONFIRMATION 

A group of candidates will be going forward for confirmation in the Autumn at Canterbury Cathedral Saturday 17th November at 7pm. If anyone old or young would like to be confirmed please speak to the vicar. Children need to be Secondary School age. All canditates must be regular church attenders. 

NEW WAY WEBSITE

Further to our review of New Way we have launched a new dedicated web-site , www.newwaybearsted.co.uk including Facebook and Twitter.

PRAYER VISITING

Following our success in May we will again be reaching out to the homes of Bearsted in the week commencing 16th July. All those willing and able to join please let Peter Ashford or Andy Haines know by 25th June. No previous experience required!

GRAHAM NUNN

Will be preaching at the New Way Service on Sunday 17th June at 10.30am

HEALING & WHOLENESS SERVICES

Will take place at the New Way service on Sunday 10th June at 10.30am and at Holy Cross on Sunday 17th June at 9.45am

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM:ONE BY ONE

Saturday August 4th meet 12 noon at 1 Mote Hall Villas, The Green to the left of Bearsted House. Arthur Wilkinson who served in a service battalion of the Suffolk Regiment died at Arras.

Saturday August 18th meet 12 noon by layby on Bearsted side of railway bridge on Ware Street. Ernest Albert White who served with the Royal Fusiliers , City of London Regiment, died at Fleurbaix.

We meet for a short act of remembrance to mark the centenaries of those who died in the first World War. We meet at or near where they lived. We read some biographical details, observe silence, have a prayer and sing a verse of the National Anthem. All are invited to join with the event. The wreaths are provided by the parish council.

MAIDSTONE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT

Saturday 7th July 7.30pm at All Saints Church, Maidstone. They will be performing ‘Vivaldi – Gloria and Haydn – Nelson Mass. Tickets £12 Md. 726193

LADIES LUNCH

Churches of Bearsted Ladies Lunch. The next lunch is on Monday 11th June at the Bearsted Tennis Club with Emma Halpin talking about the Blackthorn Trust. For further information contact Shirley Barton Md. 739411 or Anna Withnall Md. 736392

QUIZ NIGHT

The Raise the Roof team are looking for teams of eight to enter their quiz night on Saturday 16th June (7.30pm start) at the Memorial Hall. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles. The tickest are £5 per person and are available from Melissa.

CHURCH DAY OUT

We have arranged an afternoon at Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, on Sunday 1st July fron 12noon to 4.30pm. All details are at the back of the church, together with a sign up sheet. Tickets can only be purchased through the sign up sheet or by contacting Michelle on 863126 or Sandra on 631538. All proceeds will go to the Church Raise the Roof fund. Tickets are £5 adults and £2.50 children (under 16). All attractions are included in the price and we will be also enjoying the yearly Classic Car and Vehicle day at the event. Bring your own picnic, or enjoy a light lunch in the tea rooms. There will be a ‘Steam Shed Praise’ at 3pm. 

HOME GROUP IN THE AFTERNOON

For anyone thinking of joining a Home Group, could we draw your attention to the one we have on Thursday afternoons. We meet most weeks but sometimes fortnightly and there are currently 7 to 8 of us. Home Groups are a great way to get to know a small group of people really well and to learn more about our faith and how it works out in our daily lives. Contact Les Smith or Peter and Meryl Ashford.

ADVANCE NOTICE

The next Parish Weekend will be held at Ashburnham Place, East Sussex, from Friday 15th – Sunday 17th November 2019. Our speaker will be Canon Jean Kerr, retired canon for Mission in the Rochester Diocese. Jean led the two-hour meditation at Holy Cross on Good Friday 2017. More details will be available in the Autumn. 

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

The Synagogue, High Street, Chatham on September 16th 11am – 3pm.

I AM HE – SHOW

‘I am He’ is a show about truth, choices and Christ’s redemption, written and performed by local actors, story-tellers and musicians. Saturday 9th June 7.30-9pm. Doors open 7pm. Maidstone Family Church ME14 2BQ - Free admission – Email 

HOLY LAND TRIP

Rhian and John Huggins are organising a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2019, probably starting at the end of April using professional Christian guides. For all who are interested, contact  Rhian on rhianbanham@gmail.com  or Md. 844010

DATA REGULATION

It is with regret that we are now unable to give out phone numbers/emails or addresses from the office. If you need to contact someone please give us the information and we will ask the person to contact you or ask a member of the congregation as this is classed as friends which is OK.

SAMARA AID APPEAL

Latest update can be found here

TALKS/SERMONS

These can be found on Sermons and Talks page of the web-site including last Sunday's at Holy Cross. Click here or select "Sermons and Talks" from the "What's On" menu bar above.              

                                                                          

HOMEGROUPS

Homegroups at Holy Cross continue to meet regularly providing an opportunity to enquire about
and discuss our faith and also to meet socially in an informal setting. 

These are the groups running at the moment:- 

  • Every or every other Thursday afternoon - Les Smith (8 members)
  • Every other Monday evening - Julie Osborn (7 members)
  • Every other Monday evening - Ian Clark (5 members)
  • Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday evening - Peter Richardson (12 members)
  • Every Tuesday evening - Jim Gibson (10 members)
  • Every other Wednesday evening - Emma Clark (7 members)
  • Every Wednesday morning (ladies group) - Diana Sandford  (10 members) 
  • Every other Thursday evening  - Juliet Mee (9 members)

All these groups welcome new members. If you are interested in joining a group please contact 

Liz Richardson - 738463