On Sunday 31 December, there will be a single service for the Benefice at St Michael’s, Offham at 10.00 a.m. (instead of their usual start time of 9.15 a.m.)
The service will be a joint service for West Malling and Offham which Offham will host. Rev Jim Brown will be presiding and preaching. There will be no services at St Mary’s, West Malling that morning.
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 wedding of Michael Metcalf and Melodie Harris will take place on Saturday 16th September 2017 at 2 p.m.
Rev David Green shall be leading the service.
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Please note that THERE IS NO CAR PARKING at the church. Those attending are encouraged to make use of the public car parks in West Malling to park your cars.
Please also note that West Malling High Street has been closed between Water Lane and the church’s drive to repair a collapsed sewer. It is still possible to park in the High Street and then walk to the church, but access to the High Street car parks from the A228 and Kings Hill is not possible at the present time.
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A special All-Age Service celebrating Mothering Sunday.
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step devotional reflection that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day of his natural life. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of that last day, with a piece of art provided to guide our thoughts. At each station we recall and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then we move to the next station until all 14 are complete.
The Stations provide a different, interactive and reflective way to ponder the journey that took Christ to the cross and offer an opportunity early in Holy Week to consider afresh the journey that we too will take in the immediate days ahead.
The Rt Reverend Brian Castle shall be leading and preaching this special Cluster Service.