Keston Parish ChurchKPC

Church Road, Keston, BR2 6HT



MARCH 2019
Sun        3rd Mar         8 am                Holy Communion
                                    10 am              Family Service
Tue         5th Mar         9.30 am           Prayer Walk   
Wed        6th Mar         10 am              Ash Wednesday Service with Ashing   
Fri           8th Mar         2.30 pm           Choir Practice
Sun        10th Mar       10 am              Holy Communion
Mon        11th Mar       2 pm                Book Reading
                                    7.30 pm           Lent Reflections at the Rectory
Fri           15th Mar       2.30 pm           Choir Practice
Sat          16th Mar       3 pm                Silent Auction & Tea
Sun        17th Mar       10 am              Holy Communion
                                                            With H&W
Mon        18th Mar       7.30 pm           Meditation
Wed        20th Mar       7.30 pm           Men’s Pub Social @ Greyhound
Fri           22nd Mar       2.30 pm           Choir Practice
Sun        24th Mar       10 am              Holy Communion
Mon        25th Mar       5 pm                Evening Prayer for Lent At the Rectory
                                    7.30 pm           Pub Social @ Fox
Tue         26th Mar       3.30 pm           MESSY CHURCH
Fri           29th Mar       2.30 pm           Choir Practice
Sun        31st Mar       8 am                Holy Communion
                                    10 am              Mothering Sunday
Mon       1st Apr          7.30 pm           Lent Reflection at the  Rectory          
Tue         2nd Apr          9.30 am           Prayer Walk
Fri           5th Apr          2.30 pm           Choir Practice


WELCOME  - We would like to welcome you to our service today, especially if you are a visitor. We invite you to join us at Holy Communion to receive the bread and wine, symbols of God’s love for us (except for the 10 am service on the first Sunday of every month.)  If you do not wish to receive Holy Communion, please do come up for a blessing, just keep your hands by your side as you come to the rail.  If you use a hearing aid, please put it to the “T” setting.  Please do join us for a cup of tea or coffee in the Hall after the 10 am service.

PRAYER WALKS – Every 1ST Tuesday of the month, 5th March then 2nd April.  Please come along with or without a dog, and we all have a good chatter, and then stop, reflect and pray at several intervals along the way, we start at 9.30 am on Commonside near the old Rectory.

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH – ASH WEDNESDAY 10 AM SERVICE –- do come along to this service at the beginning of Lent.  It will be a Communion Service and will include placing a cross of 'Ash' on your forehead to symbolise that we are mortals and in need of repentance and salvation bought through the sacrifice of Jesus.

NEXT DATE FOR BOOK READING FELLOWSHIP – Please come along to Sally Churchus home on Monday 11th  March @ 2 pm to  discuss books with some Christian content, either from the church library or your own.

LENT TOGETHER - During Lent there will be opportunities to pray and meditate together on Monday evenings as follows:
March     11th  - Lent Reflection at The Rectory at 7.30pm
18th  - Silent Meditation in Church at 7.30pm
25th  - Evening Prayer for Lent at The Rectory at 5.00pm
April        1st - Lent Reflection at The Rectory at 7.30 pm
8th  - Evening Prayer for Lent at The Rectory at 5.00pm
15th - Silent Meditation in Church at 7.30pm (Holy Week)

SILENT AUCTION & HIGH TEA – Saturday 16th March at 3pm – Book your ticket at £10 per person, and come along to an afternoon full of fun!  There will be sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee.  If you have an idea of something you would like to add to the Auction, please see Tricia or Carol.

HEALING & WHOLENESS (H&W) - Every 3rd Sunday we offer healing and wholeness prayers for all who may like the benefit of a special prayer,  just after taking Communion on Sundays 17th March and 21st April.

MEDITATION GROUP – Every 3rd Monday  We begin at 7.30 pm in the Church or church hall.  All are very welcome, to take time out from our busy lives 18th March and 15th April.

MEN’S PUB SOCIAL – These happen every 3rd Wednesday of the month – and the next one is 20th March & 17th April at the Greyhound Pub @ 7.30 pm.

PUB SOCIALS – Our next Pub social will be @ 7.30 pm on Monday 25th March at the Fox. Please do come along for a meal, or a couple of drinks  – all are very welcome!

MESSY CHURCH – Tuesday 26th March at 3.30 – 6 pm.  Come along for lots of fun and crafts, followed by a short act of worship in church, then finishing with a High Tea.  Free admission, but donations towards costs much appreciated.

NEW PATTERN OF WORSHIP - At the last PCC meeting it was decided that after Easter we would follow the pattern of worship as outlined:
First Sunday in the month: an ‘All Age’ Communion service at the 10.00 am service, still shorter and child friendly!  (This means we will no longer have a BCP Communion Service at 8.00 am)
First Tuesday in the month: prayer walk.  9.30 am
With opportunity to gather for a cuppa afterwards in the village.
Second Wednesday of the month: mid-week BCP Communion at 10.30 am
Third Monday of the month:  Meditation at 7.30 pm
Fourth Tuesday:  Home Group at the Rectory. 7.30 pm

HALL CLEANER REQUIRED - approximately 2+ hours each week - starting this April,  please see Carol for more details.  (This is a paid position).

PRAY TOGETHER BEFORE THE SUNDAY 10 AM SERVICE – Many Churches have a prayer time before the Sunday Service, and Carol would like to encourage anyone to come up to Church at about 9 am to pray with her.  This should only take 10 minutes.


The Keston Prayer
Merciful God, as we trust in your love;
Increase our faith, feed us with your word and strengthen us
for service.  Bless our community.  Make this place holy,
to heal and transform all who come. 
In the precious name of Jesus our Saviour,   Amen.


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