Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 19th May 2019

The Fifth Sunday of Easter


9.15 a.m.   Regina Caeli & Prayers


10.00 a.m.   Family Mass

Celebrant: Fr Ted          Preacher: Sr Gill


At 9.55 a prayer will be said, and the calling bell rung,

we then pray silently in preparation for Mass.


Refreshments will be served at the back of the Church after Mass.


Thank you to everyone who worked at and supported the Coffee morning and the Cream tea.


Our Christian Aid collection will remain open until the end of the month.   Envelopes are on the table at the back.   Please Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer.   


There will be a Songs of Praise at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 26th May at Swanscombe Methodist Church, Milton Road, Swanscombe.


The Cathedral is hosting (in partnership with Medway Dementia Action Alliance) to mark Dementia Action Week.  Opening Doors to Dementia is running from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm on 28 May with a marketplace and an excellent programme of speakers.  There will be two Dementia Friends sessions and the event will close with a dementia friendly service at 3.00 p.m. in the Lady Chapel.    A detailed programme will be on the dementia page of the diocesan website nearer the time.  Guests can pop in or stay the whole day. 


Summer Fayre, 8th June 11.00 a.m. Please sign the sheet at the back of the Church if you would like to help, Donations are also required these can be left in the box at the back of the Church.


Raffle Tickets for the Summer Draw are now available to sell to family and friends. Price 50p. Draw to take place at the Summer Fayre.


Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir will be in Concert on Saturday 8th June 2019 in the Church at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £10 please speak to Yvonne. This concert is in celebration of 150 years of the Laying of the Foundation Stone.


On Sunday 9th June Bishop James will be Celebrating and Preaching at the Parish Mass in Celebration of 150 years of the Laying of the Foundation Stone.


Bishop James is pleased to invite you to the Launch and Reception of our Diocesan WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN This is part of the global movement to end male violence against women.    At Bishopscourt, 24 St Margaret’s Street, Rochester, on Tuesday 25 June at 11.00 a.m.   RSVP and further details from caroline.clarke@rochester.anglican.org  


The Sick or in need of Prayer:  Valerie Rose, Eric White, Charlie Driver, Fr Lawrence, Roger Fream, Thomas Cregan, Adeline Joseph, Jan Hollands, Kath Lane, Carol Finnis, Alex Gilbey, Jean Howsam, June Bruce, George Blackburn and Teresa.


Thanksgiving for the Departed: for Joseph Gourlay and all the recently departed and Arthur Gay, Mary Gay, Joan Hornby, Peter Leech, Lucy Wellard and Frederick Obee whose anniversaries occur at this time.   May they Rest in Peace.


Dates for your Diary


Thursday 30th May

7.30 p.m.   Ascension Day Mass


Saturday 8th June

11.00 a.m.   Summer Fayre

7.30 p.m.   Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir Concert


Sunday 9th June

150th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone



What’s happening this week



1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.   Church open

5.00 p.m.   Evening Prayer (at St Mark’s)



9.00 a.m.   Morning Prayer (at St Botolph’s)

7.30 p.m.   Social Events Team meeting



9.30 a.m.   Mass

10.30 a.m.   Little Lambs

2.00 p.m.   Community Café (at Dene Holm Church)

6.00 p.m.   Evening Prayer

8.00 p.m.   G S S Guild Office & Benediction (at St John, Higham)



12.00 p.m.   Eucharist (at St Botolph’s)


Friday (Easter 4 BCP)

9.30 a.m. – 12.30 a.m.   Church open

10.30 a.m.   Book of Common Prayer Mass

6.00 p.m.   Evening Prayer

7.00 p.m.   Music rehearsal





The Sixth Sunday of Easter

9.15 a.m.   Regina Caeli & Prayers

10.00 a.m.   Parish Mass

3.00 p.m.   Songs of Praise (at Swanscombe Methodist Church)

4.00 p.m.   Café Church (at Dene Holm Church)