June 2017

I’m not a great gardener but June is a time of amazing growth.  Trimmed hedges and moderate shrubs and recently mown grass suddenly burst forth. And vegetables planted as seed or tiny plants cover the vegetable patch. June is also a time of growth for me as it’s the month...

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May 2017

This months blog is written by James Beck, one of our Readers “Who thinks God’s voice is loud?” I asked this morning in the service at Singleton. Two hands (at least – there may have been more) shot up. Others said “No”, “Sometimes”, or “That’s not really a fair question!”....

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April 2017

‘Alleluia Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!’ So runs one of the many Easter greetings with very ancient origins in the Biblical language of Greek and the church’s early language of Latin We speak them from early Easter Sunday for 6 weeks through the season of Easter.  Those...

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March 2017

This months post is written by Martin Lees, one of our Readers How is your Lent going? Have you maintained the resolve with which you started on Ash Wednesday – to give up something, or to adopt a new habit or practice? Are you finding it more of a struggle...

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February 2017

February whilst still a cold month is when we notice the winter is beginning to end.  Lent usually begins in February although this year its  1st March as Easter is late.  Lent is an old English word meaning ‘Spring’ and is where we get our word ‘lengthen’ from as the...

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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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