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
Rhythm of Life Concert
Sunday 7th February, in
St. Mildred's Church
Saturday 13th February in St. Mildred's at 7pm. In aid of the Pilgrims Hospices.
Click here for further details.
Sunday 6th March in St Mildred's Church at 7pm.
- The Merry Opera Company
Click here for further details.
Lent in 2016
Activities for Youth
For all details of our Ash Wednesday Services, Lent Lunches and our Lent Course
Youth at St. Michael's
Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7 - 8.30pm
Parent & Toddler Group
in Tenterden Junior School
Coming Soon ...
The Prayer Tent
Friday 5th February
St. Mildred’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.
Sunday 7th February at 9.30am in St Mildred’s
Candlemas commemorates the day when Joseph and Mary presented Jesus to God in the Temple at Jerusalem and said thank you for the gift of their child. It is therefore a very appropriate occasion to thank God for the children who were baptised in our churches during 2015. We have invited them to the Candlemas Family Service in St Mildred’s on Sunday 7th February 2016 at 9.30am. During the service we will light a candle and say a prayer for each child.
Sunday Benefice Lunch
Sunday 7th February
12.30pm 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 £5.00
For more details Click here
Sunday 7th February
6.00pm at St Mildred’s
This evening there will be a celebration of the Eucharist in St Mildred’s at 6pm. All are welcome.
Millies on Monday
Monday 8th February
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 9th February
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.
Ash Wednesday Services: 10th February
11am Holy Communion at (St Michael’s)
11am Holy Communion at (St Mildred’s)
7.30pm The Eucharist (St Mildred’s)
All services will include the Imposition of Ashes.
Lent Lunches will be held nearly every Friday in Lent in St. Mildred’s Hall from 12 noon to 2 pm, commencing on Friday 12th February. The only Friday when a Lent lunch will not be served will be that of the 4th March, and all because of the Women’s World Day of Prayer service in St Mildred’s Church at 2pm.The final lunch will be on Friday 18th March. The suggested donation for soup, bread and cheese will be £3.50. Come along and meet members of other Tenterden churches at these lunches, and raise funds for Christian Aid.
Rhythm of Life Concert for the Hospice
Saturday 13th February, St Mildred’s Church at 7pm
On Saturday 13th February, the Rhythm of Life Community Choir will be giving a rousing concert for The Pilgrims Hospice in St Mildred’s Church at 7pm. The evening will feature Damien and Carla, and special guests, including the Razorvoice barber shop quartet.
Tickets are priced at £10 and include a glass of wine before the concert. A bar will be available during the interval. Buy your tickets at The Three Bears (formerly Smiths), 16, High Street, Tenterden or from Elaine Pryor (01233 850613 / email@example.com) or Vicki Dodds (764061 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday 14th February
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.
Bamboo/cotton socks and all the usual gifts.
Last time's proceeds were £125 - fantastic! Thank you!
Wednesday Lunch Club
Wednesday 17th February 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.
The Psalms: Prayers for Today’s Church
5 sessions over 5 weeks commencing:
Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall, beginning on 17th February;
Thursday afternoons in the Glebe Hall at 2pm, beginning on 18th February.
Messy Breakfast Church
Saturday 20th February
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.
Women’s World Day of Prayer Service
Friday 4th March, 2.00pm, St. Mildred’s Church
This year's service has been created by the Women of Cuba. The theme of the service is “Receive Children - Receive Me”
Refreshments after - including Traidcraft Stall
La Bohème at Tenterden
St Mildred’s Church
Sunday 6th March, 7.00 pm
With the Merry Opera Company
Saturday 12th March 2016 – 8.30 - 10.00am in St. Mildred's Church Hall
Speaker: CHRIS MARTIN – from the Barnabas Trust
Partnership Co-ordinator for Barnabas Fund, and responsible for managing
their network of Partners and Speakers across the UK.
“The Persecuted Church”
Tickets £10 from Chris Cheesman Tel : 01580 762573
Next Group Evensong
Watch this space for the date of the next one!
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.
Healing and Wholeness Service at St. Michael's
Watch this space for the Date of the next Service
at 4.30pm, beginning with afternoon tea at 4pm.
The service will end just after 5pm.
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.