Never alone with a book? Write your own stories!
Biographies are not just for celebrities. 'Normal' people's lives - your own, in fact, can be much more fascinating and interesting than you realise! This ‘Brain Engage’ session will help you to start thinking about writing your own life story. It will be led by distinguished author, Rita Ricketts, who is Bodleian Blackwell Fellow at the University of Oxford. You need have no writing experience at all, just come and share your ideas and perhaps a glass of wine! Meet others and gain inspiration!!
Today marks Our Lord's triumphal entry into the City of Jerusalem when the crowds waved palms and cried "Hosanna" as Jesus began the journey which ultimately led to the Cross. Our service begins with a Procession from the Church Hall into the church for our celebration of the Eucharist. Thus begins Holy Week.
This day marks the beginning of a continuous observance of the last days of Jesus' life through to the principal events of Easter. The themes are "love" and "service". The Sung Eucharist involves the Washing of Feet and a Watch of the Passion in Gethsemane's garden until 9pm.
Our Good Friday observance begins with the Stations of the Cross at 1pm and is followed by the Liturgy of the Day at 2pm, to include Dramatic Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Litany and Communion, though the Eucharist is not celebrated on this day. All are welcome.
The Easter Vigil includes Lighting of the New Fire, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and Eucharist. It is the principal service of the Church’s year when we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and our own ‘Passover’ from darkness to light, from death to salvation!
Our Festal Sung Eucharist to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ and first day of a new creation with Blessing of the Easter Garden! There will be Easter eggs for all children present and seasonal refreshments at the end of the service. All are assured of a warm welcome as we celebrate this greatest of Feasts!
Why not come along to one of our beautiful services to mark the beginning of the Advent season and the preparation for Christmas? In the morning we have a sung celebration of the Eucharist at 10am with refreshments to follow. You will be most welcome at any of our services!
A special ecumenical service of Thanksgiving and Commitment involving representatives from local congregations, giving thanks for our shared Christian heritage and looking forward to future working together across our communities. All are welcome to this service which will be followed by Afternoon Tea!
This weekend marks the Centenary of the end of the First World War 1914 - 1918. It is a poignant time when we remember not simply the worst moments in our corporate history (eighteen million lives were lost) but when we also look forward to the promise of the future. On Sunday 11th November, please join us for one or both of the following special commemorative events:
“We shall not forget!”
SUNG EUCHARIST OF REMEMBRANCE
with Choir, Organ and commemorative ringing of bells
A Service of Reflection and Commemoration
The Centenary of the Armistice
followed by Refreshments
All are welcome at all our events and services!
This annual Requiem for All Souls Day provides a reflective service of prayer and music to remember all our relatives and friends who have died. There will be an opportunity to name our loved ones before God in the prayers and to light candles in their memory. Please give the names of any you wish to be remembered to the sides-people as you enter the church.
Dennis Nothdruft, Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, will lead the next instalment in the illustrated series of "Brain Engage" sessions. "This series of talks, will look at the definition and meaning of art, aspects of art in pre-history and the ancient world and key moments in the development of art and the Church. The talks will be illustrated, questions are welcome and discussion is encouraged!".
'Cantate', has been entertaining audiences with a wide variety of music styles since 1996, in a repertoire ranging from madrigals and romantic pieces to gospel music, pop songs and to varied works of modern composers. With music by Handel, Sullivan, Matthias, Rutter, The Beatles and Queen, this promises to be a lovely concert of music, perfect for a Summer's evening! Doors open from 6.30pm and tickets are priced at £7.50, available from the Parish Office, Victory News or on the door. Refreshments are available both before the concert and during the interval.
Mother's Union day outing to Canterbury Cathedral to include Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir! Travel by luxury coach from Broadstairs to this beautiful medieval city, returning in the early evening. Lots of time for sightseeing and a great opportunity to make new friends!
We are delighted to welcome back to Broadstairs, David Parry-Smith, for this very special Recital. David was sometime Organist and Choirmaster at Holy Trinity and now fulfils the same role at the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Linton, in Cambridgeshire. He is also an examiner for the RSCM "Voice for Life" scheme. Admission is free - Retiring collection in aid of the Organ Fund.