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
Tenterden Family Food Bank boxes are in our three churches. Please pop something in the next time you’re passing....
Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday morning,
Volunteers still needed!
Morning Prayer is said every weekday morning at St Mildred’s at 8.30am,
but at 9 am on Friday.
Why not come along?
Next Traidcraft Stall
Activities for Youth
Sunday 11th October,
Christmas Things in Stock!
Youth at St. Michael's
Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7 - 8.30pm
Parent & Toddler Group
in Tenterden Junior School
Coming Soon ...
Sunday 11th October
St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am Service
TRAIDCRAFT GOODS will be on sale in St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am service.
You will discover excellent gardening gloves, household paper products, wooden toys, cards, coffee, chocolate and all the usual goodies.
The new catalogue is available showing lovely Christmas cards and gifts.
Last time's proceeds were £134, so well done!
Millies on Monday
Monday 12th October
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.
Mother's Union Meeting
Tuesday 13th October
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.
DEMENTIA AWARENESS EVENT
Tuesday 13th October in St Mildred’s from 7pm – 9pm
What is dementia? What are the implications? What help is available? Come and find out.
The evening is being organised by Tenterden Dementia Friendly Community and local churches and will feature local healthcare experts.
Messy Breakfast Church
Saturday 17th October
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.
HEALING AND WHOLENESS DAY
Saturday 17th October 10am until 4pm at Zion Baptist Church
The theme of the day is ‘Healing of Relationships’. The day will be led by The Reverend Sarah Chapman (Chaplain to The Living Well and Diocesan Advisor in Healing and Wholeness).
Entry will be by donation, and refreshments, including a light lunch, will be provided.
Contact Tara (01580 765414) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 1pm to 5pm
or Cathie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday 18th October at 6pm at at St. John's Smallhythe
Our informal group of nine churches comes together for Evensong at Stone Church.
The nine are: Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Smallhythe, St Michael’s, Stone, Tenterden, and Wittersham.
Wednesday Lunch Club
Wednesday 21st October at 12.30 pm
The Wednesday Lunch Club meets every 3rd Wednesday in the month in St Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.30pm.
There’s no need to book a place. Contact Mary Monckton on 01580 240767 if you’d like more information.
Healing and Wholeness Service at St. Michael's
Sunday 25th October
at 4.30pm, beginning with afternoon tea at 4pm.
The service will end just after 5pm.
Sunday Benefice Lunch
Sunday 1st November
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 £5.00
For more details Click here
Evening Eucharist with Wholeness and Healing
Sunday 1st November
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.
The Prayer Tent
Friday 2nd October
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 one of the clergy.
Saturday 28th November 2015 – in Zion Baptist Church, 8.30 - 10.00am
Speaker: ADRIENNE STEELE
Local director for Christian Vision for Men
“Planes, diggers and Automobiles – the journey to MAF”
Ladies are invited to this meeting!
Tickets £8 from Chris Cheesman Tel : 01580 762573
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.