December 2016

Adapted from an advent thought given on Radio Ashford on 7th Decemver Every Christmas I have a ‘Word’ which focuses my mind for the many different ‘few words’ Vicars are asked to say at School Christmas services, Carol Singing events as well as the many church services we have over...

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October 2016

This months guest blog is written by Ron Seggie, a member of the Great Chart leadership team We have had for some time now; healing prayer being offered once a month at St Mary’s Great Chart and Singleton during the communion service. I wonder what healing prayer means to you?...

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Confirmation Testimonies

On 9th October Jacob, Samuel and Dan were confirmed by the Bishop of Dover. They are pictured opposite with the Bishop in St Mary’s Great Chart At our morning service in Singleton Village Hall all 3 gave a short testimony of their faith, these are available below on the embedded youtube video....

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September 2016

This months post is from Rev John Mackenzie, the new team Rector of Ashford We are just preparing for Harvest in the churches as I write this and I am focused as to how much we have to be thankful for.  Whatever our financial situation, we live in a prosperous,...

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July 2016- Welcome to Cathie

On 2nd July at 11am in Canterbury Cathedral Rev Cathie Aldis was Ordained as a deacon to serve her curacy within the Ashford Town Team Ministry but particularly to be supervised by Rev Tim Wilson in his pastoral area of Great Chart, Singleton and South Ashford. We welcomed Cathie at both...

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February 2016

This months blog is written by Martin Lees, one of our readers This week I took my wife’s car for its annual service. It always seems expensive but of course it is essential to ensure that the car stays safe and roadworthy, and to avoid bigger problems cropping up so...

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February 2016

This months blog is by Martin Lees, one of our readers This week I took my wife’s car for its annual service. It always seems expensive but of course it is essential to ensure that the car stays safe and roadworthy, and to avoid bigger problems cropping up so that...

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January 2016

Another new year with new starts and new possibilities. As a church we have been considering our purpose, mission and priorities over the last year or so and have just completed a short sermon series considering what we are here for. Our new ‘strap line’ that we will begin to...

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December 2015

I love all the excitement and build up to Christmas and even all the trimmings, Which is just as well as being a vicar it’s a pretty big part of my job at this time of the year!  But what is always a challenge is all the many little talks...

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November 2015

This months blog is written by Martin Lees, one of our readers The recent tragedy in Paris has captured our attention and given us much to think about.  Coincidentally 130 people (and counting) have also been killed in the escalating violence in Burundi this year, and there are concerns that...

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