Welcome to the website of the Church of England in Tenterden!
We are three churches:
St. Mildred - St. Michael and All Angels - St. John the Baptist;
and we are at the heart of the communities of
Tenterden + St. Michael’s + Smallhythe.
We exist to proclaim the glory of God in Jesus Christ and to show that God loves all people. We are friendly churches where people can worship God, make friends, feel refreshed and uplifted. There’s a place for you and we’d love you to join us.
With every good wish,
Lindsay Hammond (Vicar)
Tel: 01580 761591
Tenterden Food Bank
Great news! We now have Tenterden Family Food Bank boxes in our three churches. Please pop something in the next time you’re passing. The collection arrangements are now firmly in place. Very early in the new year, we shall be able to let you have information about the system of distribution of food boxes to the people who need them.
Special Events - Review!
The Barber of Seville
A Happy and
Parent &Toddler Groups:
Coming Soon ...
Tots on Thursdays - Takes a Break for a Bit
This popular Parent and Toddler Group in St. Michael's has been meeting weekly in term time for fun with toys, craft activities, story-time and refreshments in the church. Providing the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones too. It is now taking a break for a bit.
Sunday 19th April
St Mildred’s Church Hall at 9.30am
TRAIDCRAFT GOODS will be on sale in St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am service.
Last month you bought fair trade for £189.95 - let's keep up the good work!
Millies on Monday - Resumes after Easter Holidays
Monday 20th April
The Glebe Hall from 9.00 - 11.30am
This popular Parent and Toddler Group in Tenterden meets weekly in term time.
An opportunity for parents with children under 5 years, to meet for coffee and refreshments, whilst their toddlers can enjoy the toys and socialising with others. All are welcome.
St Michael's Annual Church Meeting
Tuesday 21st April at 7pm in St. Michael's Church
St John's Annual Church Meeting
Wednesday 22nd April at 2pm in St. John's Church
The Prayer Tent
Friday 1st May
St. Michael’s Church 7.00 - 8.00pm
Join us in the 'Prayer Tent' for our benefice time of guided prayer,
combining contemplative prayer and guided missional prayer.
The Prayer Tent will be held every first Friday of the month.
The venue will rotate around the three churches of our benefice, between St Mildred's and St Michael's until May, and then hopefully St John's.
For more information click here... and if you need help to get to the Prayer Tent,
do contact Eileen (Contact Us).
Sunday Benefice Lunch
Sunday 3rd May
12.30 in St. Mildred’s Church Hall
So if you live on your own and would like to enjoy a sumptuous meal with others, then sign the list in St Mildred’s, or contact Chris Teesdale (01797 270366) if you’d like to reserve your place.
Cost per head will be £6.50
For more details Click here
Evening Eucharist with Wholeness and Healing
Sunday 3rd May
6.00pm at St Mildred’s
This evening there will be a celebration of the Eucharist with Prayers for Wholeness and Healing in St Mildred’s at 6pm. All are welcome.
Bereavement Support Group NOW at the Day Centre
Thursday 7th May - Please note change of Venue, Date and Time
(NOW Always the 1st Thursday of each month)
10.30am - noon in the Day Centre
An informal coffee morning for those people who have lost loved ones and would like to chat. Ministry team members including Lindsay, Margaret, Eileen and Ann will be there and offer a warm welcome to anyone who would like to pop in.
There is the option to stay for lunch (as long as you book a place). You can access lots of other services through the Day Centre and connect with a social network, if you so wish.
Saturday 9th May 2015 – in St. Andrew's Church Hall, 8.30 - 10.00am
Speaker: TERRY WHITTAKER
CEO of People without Limits
“Retirement. What Retirement?!”
Tickets £8 from Chris Cheesman Tel : 01580 762573
Mother's Union Meeting
Tuesday 12th May
St. Mildred’s Church Hall at 10 for 10.30am
You don’t have to be a member of the Mothers’ Union to come along.
We will have refreshments and a guest speaker
There will be a Bring and Buy.
Messy Breakfast Church
Saturday 16th May
Tenterden Junior School from 9.00 - 10.30am
Messy Breakfast Church will take place on the third Saturday of every month,
from 9am until 10.30am - All ages welcome.
Wednesday Lunch Club
St. Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.15pm
Meets quarter of an hour earlier as a film be shown after the lunch!
The Wednesday Lunch Club meets every 3rd Wednesday in the month.
Contact Mary Monckton on 01580 240767 if you’d like more information.
Churches "Together" for "Group" Choral Evensong
Sunday 31st May at St Mary the Virgin, Ebony, at 6pm
We are part of an informal group of churches, along with Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Stone and Wittersham. We are beginning to think about ways in which we can work together. One expression of our common life will be an occasional Choral Evensong and the recent evening in February at Rolvenden was our fifth.
Church Cleaners are needed at St Mildred's : We have a team of volunteer cleaners. We have divided the church into areas and have asked one or more people to adopt an area and keep it clean and tidy, going in each week at a convenient time. We could do with more volunteers. Can you help? If so, please contact Chris Teesdale (01797 270366).
Readers : Have you a burning desire to read the Bible passages at our services? We urgently need new readers at St Mildred’s, so if you would like to join the merry band or find out more about it before you say ‘yes’, then contact Lindsay. Training will be given. Please help.
Magazine Editors : We are looking for another person to join the magazine team to become an editor. We normally have 5 editors so each only has to produce 2 issues a year. We have a lively group consisting of the editors, roving reporters and representatives from the other 2 churches plus Lindsay as Chairman. We meet 10 times a year to plan the issue 2 months away, and to review what has been received for the issue 1 month away. We provide the software as well as training and help. Could this be you? If interested in finding out more please contact Neil de Villiers (01580 765 868) or talk to any of the magazine team.
Youth Work : We urgently need to find some willing people to help with the all-important work with our young people. So can you spare a little time to join the Friday night Emanate youth group rota or help swell the number of Sunday Club leaders? If you can, please get in touch with Shirley Docker (762492).
Coffee Rota : Or if you would like to join the Sunday morning coffee rota at St. Mildred’s, then please contact Jean Easto (01233 850960).
Aids Support : For many years we have supported a charity working with AIDS orphans in an African township. While our practical support is enormously appreciated, the orphans, their families, and the charity also need lots of prayer support, particularly concerning issues over which the charity has no control. A monthly prayer letter goes out to anyone who commits to regular prayer for this. Would you be willing to pray? If so, please contact Lindsay.