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ONE GOOD TURN. . . . .

Tickets are now available for our evening of ecumenical entertainment ‘One Good Turn…’ which is being held at the Memorial Hall at 8pm on Saturday 6th July. Tickets are £15 (£7.50 for children) and include drinks. All proceeds are to the Raise the Roof fund, For more information or to buy tickets please either speak to Helen Judges or call Bob Piggott on 07584 752297.


Melissa is leaving us at the end of July if you would like to make a donation towards a leaving gift please put money or cheque payable to ‘Holy Cross Bearsted PCC’ in an envelope marked ‘Melissa’s farewell’ and give it to one of the churchwardens at Holy Cross or New Way or leave it in my tray in the office – thank you.


Melissa’s final services are on 14th July at 9.45am Holy Cross and 21st July at 10.15am New Way Service at the Memorial Hall.


Wednesday 10TH JULY from 5.30-8.30pm at Gore Cottage, Illuminate BBQ.

21st-23rd August -Summer events 10.30am-2.30pm puppet workshop, mini Olympics, youth talks

Email Nichola for more information 

Poster Details here


There will be sign up sheets at Classic and New Way to provide food for Melissa's last 2 Sundays with us. There will be a get together after church on Sunday 14th July at Holy Cross and Sunday 21st July at New Way. Please sign up for buffet food items as soon as possible, making sure that a good mix of savoury and sweet items are provided. 


The cleaner is on holiday from 21st June- we need help with general tidying during that time. If you are able to help please speak to Peter Richardson or use the sign up sheet at the back of church.


15TH JULY from 7.30-9.30pm in the Church Room. Study and meditation on the theme ‘Knowing I am loved’ (based on Isaiah 43 v 1-7) and an opportunity to meet with members of the Team for personal prayer – all welcome.


The resurfacing work on the church car park will commence on Monday 12th August – the initial work will take two weeks with a further 2 days needed in the third week for the final stage. During this time parking in the car park will be suspended but will not affect pathways. We recommend all uses of facilities in the surrounding areas to access the Church Landway via the Ashford Road. Sorry for any inconvenience. 


Now in our 11th year of service, we are in need of more volunteers to join our Prayer Pastor teams. A Street Pastor team should NOT go on patrol WITHOUT a Prayer Team to support them and Maidstone’s Night Time Economy. The commitment is once a month from around 9.45pm on a Saturday night to approx. 3am on a Sunday morning. There is safe and secure parking at the base and if you haven’t got transport, we can arrange lifts for you. If you would like to volunteer or find out more information, please contact Street Pastor Coordinator Nigel Downes at: maidstone@streetpastors.org.uk 

ECUMENICAL ENTERTAINMENT - Saturday July 6th                                                                   Bob Piggott, who is a member of the Bearsted Area Churches Together committee, has offered to organise ‘An Evening of Village Turns’ on Saturday July 6th at the Memorial Hall in aid of Raise the Roof. If anyone has a song, dance, recitation, juggling act, talented pet, comic routine, scene from a play or anything that might be a suitable contribution to the evening’s festivities, please contact Bob Piggott on bob_piggott@hotmail.co.uk by March 20th.

HELP WITH OUR WEBSITES                                                                                                        I would firstly like to say a big thank you to those who support us on the IT side of things, especially keeping our websites up to date. This is not something I am knowledgeable of so your skills are very much appreciated. But I also have a request for everyone else. Our IT team would appreciate some assistance, especially now the New Way website is quite active with weekly blogs, facebook/twitter posts etc. If you are IT competent and able to offer some time your support would be gratefully received. If you would like to find out more please contact Melissa who can give you some more details.                                                                                              

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.


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. 


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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