Easter 3 Sunday 19th April, 2015


Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


First Reading:    Acts 3.12-19      

Gospel:                  Luke 24.36-48         

Closing Prayer

Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

Thank you!

Thank you to all who helped give Colin and Jane a wonderful send-off! It meant so much to them!

They loved their gifts, which were flowers, a lovely photo album of their time at St Mary’s, a useful and needed tablet and cheque.


Saturday Coffee Morning Volunteers

We now have three successful coffee mornings each week.  Saturday morning could use more volunteers to serve coffee or bake cakes. 

If you would like to help with either please see Caroline.


Food Bank Volunteers

We need volunteers to distribute food parcels Monday, Tuesday and/or Saturday mornings.  Training will be provided. Please speak with Julie if you are interested.


Church Cleaning Rota – Please sign up!

There is a new Church cleaning rota at the back table.  It would be greatly appreciated f you would like to take part in this very important ministry.  We especially need volunteers to empty the recycling and rubbish bins each week.


Magazine Editor needed!  After 8 years of dedicated service, Ken is retiring as editor of our magazine.  If you think you might be interested in this position please speak with Lesley, Alison or Julie.

A ‘job-share’ is a possibility and training will be provided.


St Mary’s Diary w/c Sunday 19th April, 2015



Sunday 19th            8.00 am                           BCP Holy Communion

                                   10.00 am                           Family Communion

                                     6.30 pm                           Evening Prayer

Monday 20th                       10.00 am “           Take A Break”

                                                 12.15 pm             Monday Meditation

                                                2.30 pm                Warren Lodge Service

Please note there will be no access to the College and Church Hall Car Park on Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday 21st                      10-12     Coffee Morning, Craft and Kneelers

Wednesday 22nd             2.00 pm                RSA Visit in Church

Thursday 23rd                  11.30 am              Holy Communion

                                                7.30 pm                General Election Hustings with PPCs - All residents welcome!

Friday 24th                        7.00 pm   Choir Practice

Saturday 25th                      10 – 12                  Coffee Morning  

                                                1.00 pm                Holy Marriage

Easter 4



Sunday 26th                       8.00 am                BCP Holy Communion

                                                10.00 am              Family Communion

                                                                                Peace and Hope Trust visit

Monday 27th                       10-12:                    “Take a Break”

                                                12.15 pm:            Monday Meditation

Tuesday 28th                     10-12                     Coffee Morning, Craft and Kneelers

Thursday 29th                     11.30 am     Holy Communion

                                                7.00 pm                   Choir Practice

Saturday 2nd May             10-12 noon           Coffee Morning



Please pray

Your prayers for: Street Pastors, the homeless,  our Mission link - The Church in Madagascar – Parish of Sambava and the Ven. Argal, and Bishop Theophile, all caught up in the cyclone Chedza, for Lyn Suddards and the Church in Cameroon, Spinnaker Trust, Ashford Food Bank, and Kent Refugee Action Network.

Coming soon and notices


Hustings – Thursday 23rd April 7.30 pm

Come and hear what local candidates have to say about Ashford and Westminster.  If you would like to help serve coffee let Julie know.

Peace and Hope Trust visit Sunday 26th April

We will have visit from the Peace and Hope Trust (Charity based in Nicaragua from whom we buy our coffee) on Sunday the 26th of April.

Cricket - Men's day out Sunday 10th May

We will be going to Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury by train after the service. All welcome, please see Andy Johnstone or Ben Jones.

Archdeacons’ Visitations

This year’s visitation for our Archdeaconry is on Tuesday 12th May in the Cathedral at 7.30 pm.  Canterbury Archdeaconry Tuesday 5 May Cathedral 7.30pm Maidstone Archdeaconry Wed 6 May – Holy Trinity,
Thursday 7 May – All Saints, Maidstone, 7.30pm

Quiz Night Saturday 30th May – Bring your friends and family

If you have any raffle prizes to donate please pass to Caroline Hannah or any member of the Social Committee.





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