Keston Parish ChurchKPC

Church Road, Keston, BR2 6HT



JANUARY 2020           

Sun         5th Jan           10 am               Family Holy   Communion
Tue          7th Jan            9.30 am            Prayer Walk
Wed        8th Jan           10.30 am          Holy Communion        
Fri           10th Jan          2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sun         12th Jan         10am                Holy Communion
Mon         13th Jan          2 pm                 Book Club
8 pm                 Social Committee
Wed        15th Jan          7.30 pm            Men’s Social @ Greyhound
Fri           17th Jan          2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sat          18th Jan          10 – 12 noon     Coffee Morning
Sun         19th Jan         10 am               Holy Communion With H&W
Mon         20th Jan          7.30 pm            Meditation @ the Rectory
Tue          21st Jan          7.30 pm            PCC Meeting
Fri           24th Jan          2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sat          25th Jan          7 pm                 60’s night in Church Hall
Sun         26th Jan         10 am               Holy Communion
Tue          28th Jan          3.30 pm            MESSY Church
7.30 pm            Home Group @ Angela’s
Fri           31st Jan          2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sun         2nd Feb          10 am               Family Holy Communion
Tue          4th Feb           9.30 am            Prayer Walk
Fri           7th Feb           8 pm                 Choir Practice

OUR SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT - We want our church to be a safe place for everyone – a place where the love or God shines through all we do. Therefore, in accordance with the Government, the Church of England, the Charity Commission and our insurance company, our workers/volunteers are safely recruited (including DBS check if legally eligible), regularly trained and we adhere to Diocesan Safeguarding Policies. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) is Mrs Heather Molnar who can be contacted on 07816 464 880 if you have any concerns. Please also see our Safeguarding board in the church lobby for further information and a photo of our PSO, and other members of our Church team.

  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.  If you do not wish to receive Holy Communion, please 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/coffee and biscuits in the Hall after the 10 am Sunday service.

1st Sunday (5th Jan & 2nd Feb) an ‘All Age’ Communion service @ 10.00 am, shorter and child friendly! 
1st Tuesday (7th Jan & 4th Feb) prayer walk @ 9.30 am outside on the green at the old Rectory. (See below for more details)
2nd Wednesday (8th Jan & 12th Feb) mid-week Communion @ 10.30 am.
3rd Monday (20th Jan & 17th Feb)  Meditation @ 7.30 pm at the Rectory.
4th Tuesday (28th Jan, then 25th Feb) -  In January the Home Group is at Angela Godfrey’s home – 3 Windmill Drive, Keston  @ 7.30 pm.  (If you need a lift ask Rev. Carol or Tricia.)

PRAYER WALKS – Every 1st  Tuesday of the month, Tuesday  7th Jan & 4th Feb. 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 then end up at Greyhound at 11 ish where we have a ‘cuppa’, and/or one of the lovely breakfast options. Please join us for this lovely social time – you don’t have to walk first – just let Carol or Tricia know if you would like to be there for food, so we have an idea of numbers.  Thank you!

Our next Book Reading Fellowship Group is on Monday 13th January @ 2 pm at Sally Churchus home.  We will be discussing the Advent book some have been reading, together with other books, have a good chat, then have tea and cake. Don’t worry if you have not read any books, you may be inspired to after hearing others’ experiences!   All are welcome!

MEN’S PUB SOCIAL – These happen every 3rd Wednesday of the month – and the next one is on 15th Jan & 19th Feb at the Greyhound Pub @ 7.30 pm.

from 10 am – 12 noon.  Come along to share with coffee/tea and cakes at the Rectory.

HEALING & WHOLENESS (H&W) - Every 3rd Sunday
on 19th Jan & 16th Feb we offer healing and wholeness prayers, [and a blessing with oil], for all who may like the benefit of a special prayer, just after Communion.

MEDITATION GROUP – Every 3rd Monday -  (20th Jan & 17th Feb).  We begin at 7.30 pm at the Rectory (during Winter months Nov – March). All are very welcome, to take time out from our busy lives. 

60’S NIGHT OF MUSIC IN THE CHURCH HALL ON SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY – Come along to an evening of 60’s music and a meal.  We will start at 7 pm – please put your name and telephone number on the list!

MESSY CHURCH – Tuesday 28th Jan 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.

QUIZ NIGHT - SATURDAY 29th February  @ 7 pm –  with Fish & Chip supper, tables of eight.  Tickets £15 available from Chris on 07988 712873 or Tricia. 

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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