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Family Food Bank

Please continue to support the Family Food Bank in your church ... help families in distress by donating ... there is a box in your church ... Go to the Kent-wide website to see how you might help ... guidance is given on food, money, or time donations! Nonfood items like nappies and wipes are also much needed.
Steve Lillicrap and Richard Birch have vouchers and boxes available to those in need.
A summary of this important initiative as it has happened in Creekside from Charlotte.

21st September Lynsted Christmas Play & Carols - 8th December.
Auditions today.
22nd September 6.30pm: Lynsted Harvest Supper.
Contact: or to reserve your place.
23rd September 2pm - 4.15pm: The Kent First World War Centenary Service. In the lead-up to the 100th anniversary of the armistice and the local Remembrance Day services then, the Lord Lieutenant has arranged a county-wide commemorative drumhead service (as on the battlefield) and parade at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury. 3rd Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal regiment will lead the parade, and the choirs of both Canterbury Cathedral and Rochester Cathedral will take part in the service, conducted by the Dean of Canterbury. The afternoon will close with a parachute drop by the Flying Tigers. All are welcome to this, 'a fitting way for our country to mark this final year of commemoration,' in the Lord Lieutenant's words. No charge for tickets; advance registration, which is essential, is simple at or ring 03000 416259.
26th September Repeats9.00pm - 12.00pm: Gatehouse Cafe. Bring and Buy at Lynsted Church. Hot Breakfast - Cakes - Sausage Rolls. More Information, contact Anna or Jo 521714.
Last Wednesday of each month
29th September 3pm-5pm: Wild Church at Wychling Church. Both children and adults are invited to engage with God's creation around us at the church, worship outside and cook some snacks on an open fire weather permitting. Please let Paula Jardine-Rose know if you are coming for catering purposes.
2nd October

8-9:30pm: Bible Society Course - "Explore the BIG Story".
8 week course at Lynsted Church. Please sign up at the back of the church. Course booklet: £5 p.p. but come anyway if difficult.

3rd October

Repeats1.30 pm: AGE U.K. Service. Bell Friday Centre, London Road, Teynham.
Every first and third Wednesday of the month.
6th October 10.30 a.m.: Churches Together in Faversham. Join us for coffee and cake to discover the wealth of resources the Bible Society have to offer.
Guest Speaker: Kristen Stevenson, Bible Society's Church Relationship Manager - South and East.
Venue: Methodist/United Reform Church, Preston Street, Faversham, ME13 8NS. More Info: Miranda -
7th October 5.30pm: Evensong. This is the last Evensong at Wychling this year.
We will celebrating Harvest and will welcome donations of packet and tinned food for the food bank.
We will have a few 'nibbles' and tea/coffee afterwards to mark the end of our services for this year.
7th October 12 noon for 12.30pm: Norton Harvest Festival Lunch. Friends of St Mary, Norton at Norton Village Hall. £5 per person.
Please bring your own plates, cutlery, glasses and refreshments.
To book please email: to call Christopher Johnson on 521685.

10th October

Repeats1.30 - 3.30 pm: Caring Hands Craft Club.
Venue: Scout hut, Conyer Road. Learn a new craft or share yours. Contact Mary 522165.
Every Second Wednesday of the month.

10th October Repeats7pm - 10pm: Ladies Fellowship Meal. If you fancy a night out with a bit of fun and TAKEAWAY, come and join us; bring your purse. All welcome. More information from Mary 522165 or Ann 521934.
Every Second Wednesday of the month.
12th October 7.30pm: Barn Dance at Doddington Village Hall in support of Wychling Church. Tickets are £10, available from Paula Jardine-Rose - Or purchase tickets at The Chequers Inn. Includes a Ploughmans Supper. Contact Paula for more information.
13th October 7 for 7.30pm: Quiz Night hosted by Friends of St. Mary, Norton.
Venue: Norton Village Hall. Book tables through Christopher Johnson on 521685
14th October 5.30 for 6pm: Doddington Harvest Supper at Doddington Village Hall. For catering purposes RSVP to either:- Barbara Roberts 886332 or Heather Parry 886022.

17th October

Repeats1.30 pm: AGE U.K. Service. Bell Friday Centre, London Road, Teynham.
Every first and third Wednesday of the month.
21st October 6.30pm: St Lukestide Service of Healing and Blessing.
Venue: Canterbury Cathedral Crypt. Preacher: Reverend Canon Sarah Chapman, Chaplain to The Living Well and Diocesan Advisor in Healing and Wholeness.
Everyone is welcome to attend The Living Well's annual service of healing and blessing at which there is an opportunity to receive anointing and healing prayer.
31st October Repeats9.00pm - 12.00pm: Gateway Cafe. Bring and Buy at Lynsted Church. Hot Breakfast - Cakes - Sausage Rolls. More Information, contact Anna or Jo 521714.
Last Wednesday of each month
31st October Light Party at Lynsted Church - all are welcome. Any help would be appreciated too.
8th December Lynsted Christmas Play & Carols.
22nd December 5pm: Wychling Church. Carols by Candlelight/Gaslight this year with mulled wine, mince pies and jolly good singing.

Regular Weekly Events

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  • 1st Sunday of each Month - but NOT over the Winter: 5.30pm Evensong at Wychling Church from May 6th onwards. Plainsong, mediaeval music and folk instruments. Details from Pauline Jardine-Rose (01795 886165) or talk to Rev. Richard Birch (01795 886265)


  • 2nd Sunday of Each Month in Lynsted Church: 10.30am Family Services
  • 1st Sunday of Each Month in Lynsted Church: 9.00am Communion Services
  • 4th Sunday of Each Month in Lynsted Church: 10.30am Communion Services
  • 6pm on Sunday Evenings for 35 minutes. BREAKTHROUGH! Modern Worship with talk. Lynsted Church


  • Gods Detectives. Teynham Church at the 10.30 am service is the weekly Sunday School which meets every Sunday during term time but just occasionally during term they don’t meet as a separate group if there is a special service in the church
  • 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month: “TG Tips” services at Teynham School.
  • Term time: St.Mary's Tots. At Teynham Vicarage/Rectory. Coffee chat and children play. Bumps, Babies and Pre-schoolers welcome. More info, talk to Charlotte. Contact via
  • Quiet times of Bible reading and prayer: NORTON Church: 12 noon
  • FAVERSHAM Disabled Club Meetings in Teynham: Monday afternoons between 1.00 and 4.30 p.m. Quiet times Readings and Prayer
  • Quiet times of Bible reading and prayer: OARE Church: 12 noon
  • Coffee Drop-In at NORTON Village Hall takes place (10.30 am until Noon) on the first Tuesday of every month.
  • Quiet times Readings and Prayer/Celtic Morning Prayer: 8.30 am: LYNSTED: Short Services of Bible Readings and Prayers. A quiet time for reflection.
  • Tuesday evenings: 7.45pm for 8pm start until 9.30pm. THEOS Discipleship Group.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month. 9.00am: Coffee Morning in LYNSTED Church.
  • 2nd & 4th: 10.00 am: Mid-week bible groups. 38 Frognal Gardens. Contact Ann & Mort Hill (01795 521934).
  • Fortnightly Evening Bible Group: 59 Honeyball Walk, TEYNHAM. Contact Bob Kinnear (01795 521125).
  • Weekly Evenings: Mid-week bible groups. 59 Honeyball Walk Teynham. Contact Steve Lillicrap
  • Tuesday 10am: Creekside Cluster Coffee Stop. Whether you are new to the area, need some company or need a short break and fancy stopping for a chat, please come and join Mary at CRISPIN’s Restaurant.
  • Weekly Bible Study Group - 1.30-3.00pm and Jo and Tim's house (Lyndale, Ludgate Lane). More from Jo (01795 521714)
  • Quest - each 1st Wednesday at 7.30pm for 8pm in Lynsted Church. A regular informal gathering with opportunities for worshipping God through music, video, bible reading, speaking, discussion and prayer. Each meeting starts with tea and coffee. Please do join us on this journey.
  • Tea and Chat with Greenstreet Methodist Church takes place (2.30-4.30 pm) on the third Wednesday of every month. New Venue: 6 Harry’s Road, Teynham.
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm: Mid-week bible groups. 32 Frognal Gardens, Teynham. Contact Pauline Duncan (01795 520129).
  • 1st Thursday of each month: 9.00am: Doddington Julian Meeting at Doddington Vicarage. Small group to meet for half an hour in silent prayer. Contacts: Paula Jardine-Rose (886165) or Lis Bayford (886392) - learn more through
  • Quiet times Readings and Prayer NEWNHAM: 2.30 pm: Short Services of Bible Reading and Prayers. A quiet time for reflection.
  • Ladies Fellowship Meal at TEYNHAM Scout Hut - Every Third Thursday of the month: 7.30pm - (plenty of parking space and well-lit). Our main aim over the last five years has just to be relaxed together and be ourselves. Please phone Pauline on 01795 520129 or Ann on 01795 520228 if you would like to be included - YOU WOULD BE MADE VERY WELCOME.
  • Quiet times Readings and Prayer DODDINGTON: 9.00 am: Short Services of Bible Reading and Prayers. A quiet time for reflection.
  • Friday Group (this was the Monday Group) - 1.30-3.00pm - every Friday of term-time. Meetings at the home of Lis Bayford (DODDINGTON) for study, prayer, tea drinking, cake consuming and chat. All welcome, just turn up or ring Lis Bayford (01795 886392).
  • Church Youth Drama Group. Meet every Friday, 6-7pm in term time Fridays in DODDINGTON Village Hall. Ages 11 upwards welcome. We perform short sketches in family worship. No need to be a Christian to join in, just enjoy drama and chocolate biscuits. Turn up or call Nicky Lord or Barbara Roberts (01795 886332). Some sessions will be led by Anna Seabrook, a fun and dynamic drama graduate.
  • Weekly Afternoons during term time: 1.30 - 3pm: Mid-week bible groups. WYCHLING or DODDINGTON. Contact: Lis Bayford (886392).
  • 1st & 3rd Friday: 7.30pm: Mid-week bible groups. At Banks Farmhouse, Teynham. Contact: Bob Sutton (01795 522255).
  • Quiet times Readings and Prayer: TEYNHAM: 9.30 am: Short Services of Bible Reading and Prayers. A quiet time for reflection.