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HELP NEEDED -SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

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

Email Nichola for more information 


Poster Details here


HARVEST SUPPER 

Saturday 5 October - if you have an urge to show us your inner thespian, please contact Sandra Knatchbull.


LAVENDER AND HOPS

Now is the time to harvest your lavender and hops- then the Christmas Craft Fair team would be grateful for any donations to make small pillows. Melissa has kindly donated some material and so your lavender or hops could help the people of Bearsted to sleep more soundly!

PARISH MAGAZINES

Because of holidays the Parish Magazine will be available in church for 1st September.


RE-SURFACING OF CHURCH LANE CAR PARK

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. 

PRAYER PASTOR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 

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 Ian Clark 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.

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. 

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