All normal services are suspended this week and, instead, we have one special Cluster service for all of our churches together. The reason is that we are pleased to welcome Rt Rev James Langstaff, the Bishop of Rochester, who will be leading and preaching for the first ever Sunday morning Cluster service.
The service starts at 10 a.m. and will take place at St Gabriel’s, who meet at the Discovery School, Discovery Drive, Kings Hill. The sung worship will be led by St Mary’s Music Group, and supported by the Mereworth Children’s Choir.
Please don’t go to Offham or West Malling (there’s no service there). Everyone’s welcome to join us at Kings Hill for this special joint service.
In this year’s season of remembrance, a special service will be held to give space for the particular and special grief and mourning which is known by parents who have lost a child, whether through miscarriage, still-birth or in the early years of life.
The quiet, gentle service in the peaceful surroundings of St Michael’s enables everyone present to reflect on their loss and hopes for what might have been and bring God into the middle of all the emotions we feel.
As part of the service, all present will be given a chance to light a candle in memory of the child or children you lost.
The service has been timed for 4.00 p.m. in the afternoon in order to enable children to participate if they wish to do so. While parents may need to grieve the loss of a child, in many such circumstances older brothers and sisters may also need the opportunity too.
Everyone is very welcome.
The Rt Reverend Brian Castle shall be leading and preaching this special Cluster Service.
A special cluster service will be held at St Gabriel’s, Kings Hill.
Rev Mark Montgomery shall be leading the Service and Rev Pat Dickin shall be preaching.
We will be holding a special Memorial Service to remember all those who have died.
All Saints is a time in the Church year in which we remember those whom have died in the faith and celebrate our sense of connection with other Christians around the world and down the ages, especially those who lived godly lives and gave an example for us to follow.
As part of the service we will respectfully read out the names of all those who have died in the last year and for whom one of our churches led a funeral. You are welcome to add more names to this list if you wish to remember someone in particular. You will be given an opportunity to light a candle in their memory at that point and participate fully in this time of love, mourning and remembering.
On Sunday 12 November at 10.30 a.m. (for a 10.45 a.m. start) there will be a joint Remembrance Sunday service hosted by St Gabriel’s, Kings Hill and the Kings Hill Christian Fellowship. The service will take place outdoors at the Running Airman memorial on Gibson Drive, Kings Hill.
A parade of the uniformed organisations will commence from the Control Tower at 10.30 a.m.
The service will be led jointly by Rev Matt Ross, Pastor of Kings Hill Christian Fellowship, and Rev Mark Montgomery for St Gabriel’s (Church of England).
Please note that Gibson Drive will be (in part) closed to traffic for the duration of the service.
Service for St Gabriel’s take place at The Discovery School.
Please note that this service takes place in the Discovery School, Discovery Drive, Kings Hill.