Keston Parish ChurchKPC

Church Road, Keston, BR2 6HT



APRIL 2018

Sun                1st Apr 8 am               Holy Communion
                              10 am             Easter Sunday HC
Tue        3rd Apr         9.30 pm          Prayer Walk
Fri          6th Apr                                 NO Choir Practice
Sun       8th Apr         10 am             Holy Communion
Fri          13th Apr       2.30 pm          Choir Practice
Sun       15th Apr       10 am             Holy Communion With H&W
                              11.15 am        APCM
                              12.30 pm        Soup and ploughmans
Mon       16th Apr       7.30 pm          Meditation
Wed       18th Apr       7.30 pm          LIFT Social
                               7.30 pm          Men’s Pub Social @ Greyhound
Fri         20th Apr       2.30 pm          Choir Practice
Sun      22nd Apr      10 am             Holy Communion
Fri          27th Apr       2.30 pm          Choir Practice
Sun       29th Apr       10 am             Holy Communion
Mon       30th  Apr      2 pm               Book Club
Tue        1st May        9.30 pm          Prayer Walk
Fri          4th May        2.30 pm          Choir Practice
Sun       6th May        8 am               Holy Communion
                              10 am             Family Service
                             2.15 pm          Parish Walk

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.

MIDWEEK COMMUNION  - During the Interregnum there will be NO Wednesday 10 am service. 

PRAYER WALKS – Every 1ST Tuesday of the month -  Tuesday 3rd April, and 1st May.  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 – we often end up having a nice cup of tea/coffee!

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, in the foyer.  Dates are Sundays 15th  April and 20th May.

APCM – Sunday 15th April –  with buffet lunch @ £6 – Please be sure to put your name down and secure your place.  At the meeting we elect various officers, and new PCC members – please see Tricia or the Churchwardens if you are interested in being part of the PCC

ARE YOU ON THE ELECTORTAL ROLL?  If you want to participate in the APCM and its proceedings, you need to be on the Church Electoral Roll.  Please see John Paddle our Electoral Officer for more information.

MEDITATION GROUP – Every 3rd Monday –  16th April & 21st May.  We begin at 7.30 pm in the Church or church hall.  All are very welcome, to take time out from our busy lives.

LIFT Ladies get together – Wednesday 18th April @ Herbert’s for a buffet dinner @ 7.30 pm.  Please ask your friends to join you! Approx £25 per person, and put your name on the list!

MEN’S PUB SOCIAL – These happen every 3rd Wednesday of the month – and the next one is  18th April at the Greyhound Pub @ 7.30 pm.   All men are very welcome.  More details from Martin Becker.

PUB SOCIALS – Our next Pub social will be @ 7.30 pm Wednesday 25th April at The Greyhound, and then Monday 11th June at The Fox Please do come along  for a meal, or a couple of drinks  – all are very welcome!

Please come along to Sally Churchus home @ 103 Gravel Road on Monday 30th April @ 2 pm to hear about books we have read from the Library.   Don’t worry if you have not read any books, you may be inspired to after hearing others’ experiences, and come along for a chat! 

PARISH WALK (BEATING THE BOUNDS) Sunday 6th May @ 2.15 pm  Meet in Keston Church Car Park, takes about 2 hours, and finishes back at the Church hall for tea and cakes.  Dogs welcome!

HOME INSURANCE POLICY – Ecclesiastical Insurance plc are celebrating 130 years of insuring Anglican churches.  As a thank you they will donate £130 to our church each time one of our congregation takes out a home insurance policy with  them,  call 0800 783 0130 quoting TRUST 130.    Simply visit More details on notice board.

WELCARE IN BROMLEY – GRAND RAFFLE – prizes include a £100 theatre voucher, £50 voucher for Sea Salt, 6 x yoga classes, and many more.  Tickets £1 from Caroline Cook.

CAN YOU SPARE A FEW HOURS EVERY 2 WEEKS?  Welcare in Bromley are currently in urgent need of volunteer Child Mentors.  Mentors are matched with a child aged 8 to 13.  Mentors are given full training and support, activity and travel expenses are paid for by Welcare.  Please call 0207 820 7910 or email

WELCARE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW TRUSTEES – to help deliver their strategic aims and to ensure that Welcare has the resources to continue its work supporting vulnerable children and families.  A full trustee role description and person specification can be found on their website.  Email Diane Taylor at

HELP NEEDED – If there is anyone who would be able to help out occasionally by hovering and dusting the Church, we would be most grateful.  Please ask the Churchwardens or Tricia for more information.  Thank you!


To welcome and embrace all who come
into this beautiful ancient place
of peace to be blessed,
healed and equipped by God
for the challenges of everyday life.    

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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