Entries by rdejones

Advent Sunday

This week the Church begins a new Christian Year. The wreckage of the streamers and party from the last Sunday of the year, Christ the King, have been put away. Instead the Church looks sober dressed in purple and the season of Advent has begun. The word Advent comes from the Latin ‘Adventus’, meaning ‘coming’, […]

November Parish Magazine

The latest edition of ‘About St John’s’ is now available. Read about Fr Matthew’s Ordination to the Priesthood, the Bible study group, and much more in this edition. asj-september-2016-for-pdf

Fr Matthew Robinson’s Ordination to the Priesthood

Fr Matthew has been serving at St John’s since July 2015. He was made Deacon in 2015 and is now to be ordained Priest. There ordination will take place on Sunday the 2nd October at 3.30pm. The ordaining Bishop will be the Rt. Revd. Norman Banks, the Bishop of Richborough, and the Bishop of Rochester […]

Fly the Flag Merchant Navy Day

Friday 2nd September was Fly the Flag day for the Merchant Navy. This year Fr Robin is acting as chaplain the the Chairmen of the District Council, Councillor Simon Raikes. At 10am the ensign was raised by the Westerham Sea Cadets, and prayers said for all those who serve in the Merchant Navy, and all […]

Patronal Festival 2016

Please find details below. We will keep the festival on Sunday 26th June with a Solemn Mass at 4pm rather than the normal 10am. There will be no 10am Mass that day. The preacher will be Canon Michael Shields SSC, some tim Vicar of St John’s, and the augmented choir will sing Mozart’s Mass K258. patronal […]

Holy Week 2016

Please find details of our Holy Week and Easter Services 2016. Please note Mass on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be at 7pm with a short address. Holy Week LEAFLET 2016 version 2 copy 2 Easter 2016 leaflet version 2 copy 2

Latest Parish Magazine March 2016

The latest edition of our parish magazine ‘About St John’s’ is now available. Just click on the image to go the correct page. This edition includes articles from Fr Robin on the recently restored bell and Fr Matthew on Lent. Marigold Seal writes about the original East window and there is an account of our […]

Lent 2016

The Church now finds itself in the season of Lent, a time when we remember Jesus going out into the desert for forty days and nights. We keep this season through the traditional means: Fasting, Almsgiving, and Prayer. Here at St John’s there are several opportunities to do this. Stations of the Cross These take […]