News

News about church life relating to Covid-19 is also on the Changing Church page.

Reopening

June 21, 2020


Having been permitted to reopen the church building for private prayer and small funerals by the government, we are delighted to announce that, starting on Wednesday 1st July, the church will be open for private prayer and reflection, twice a week - Wednesdays 9am-12pm and Saturdays 12-3pm. This arrangement will allow us to keep the 72 hour safe period between opening times. More details will follow as we work through layout, signage and visitor procedures to keep everyone safe, but this is to let you know the plans as of now.
 

Finding a Voice - postponed Lent Course

May 20, 2020

Earlier in the year a number of us completed Christianity Explored, a weekly course, where we learned about having the humility to trust in the person and the work of Jesus, and we literally saw changed lives and such growth in understanding and confidence. One of the questions that came up repeatedly, was “How do we tell others about what we’ve learned?” And that question helped in choosing a Lent course, which we were just starting when the church building had to be closed and everyth...

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Words of Comfort

May 9, 2020


Because we're not able to make pastoral visits in the usual way, we are very concerned for those who may be unwell, lonely or fearful; those we would usually be able to visit, listen to and pray with. The lack of such contact can be very distressing, especially for people of faith. So I (Ruth) have made a short recording of prayers and words of comfort. This can be heard by calling local number 01622 939 020. It's just less than 10 minutes long; won't cost more than a local call and is for an...
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Phone support

April 2, 2020
Another big THANK YOU to The Chequers Inn, Aylesford who are now including our information about phone contact with everyone's food boxes, so that anyone who would like a regular phone call can join the 70 or so we're already supporting.

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Day of Prayer 22nd March - Light a candle

March 20, 2020


Church leaders in Britain and Ireland have urged Christians to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action about the coronavirus on Sunday 22nd March. The call states: “Whether you are continuing to worship as congregations or not, we have the great privilege and freedom to be able to call upon God, wherever we are, individually and corporately, for healing in our nation.” People are asked to light a candle in their window at 7pm on Sunday “as a visible symbol of the light of life,...


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Reasons to be cheerful

February 7, 2020
This month holds a number of reasons to lift our spirits. Not least the signs of Spring awakening all around us. For some the dark winter nights are anything but cosy, and longer daylight and burgeoning plant and animal life really lift mood and outlook.

Many a poet has captured the heightened appreciation of the beauty of creation that Spring brings about. One of those was Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) in his sonnet ‘Spring’:

Nothing is so beautiful as spring —
When weeds, in wheels, sh...

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What's the best news you've ever heard?

January 4, 2020


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Christmas Family Service

December 7, 2019


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Here we are again!

December 7, 2019
It’s just unbelievable isn't it? It is literally only two minutes since I was trying to combine the preparation for last Christmas with starting the packing so that we could move home to Aylesford! I just can’t compute that that was a year ago and that Christmas is here again already. But never mind, because I am so looking forward to Christmas with you, and to sharing in all the wonderful things we have planned at St. Peter and St. Paul’s.

The biggest of those (well the one taking the m...

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Lights of Love

November 27, 2019

3 of the 10 beautiful trees now set up in church for Lights of Love. If you would like to commemorate a loved one, by hanging a star on one of the trees, please download the leaflet. The Lights of Love Opening Service is at 10am on Sunday 1st December.
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