Keston Parish ChurchKPC

Church Road, Keston, BR2 6HT



DECEMBER 2019       
Sun         1st Dec           10 am               Family Holy   Communion & Toy  & Gift Service
Tue          3rd Dec           9.30 am            Prayer Walk
                                    7.30 pm            Social @ The Greyhound
Fri           6th Dec           10 am -             Quiet Day at Keston
                                    2.30 pm           
                                    2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sun         8th Dec           10am                Holy Communion
Wed        11th Dec         10.30 am          Holy Communion        
Fri           13th Dec         2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sat          14th Dec         3 pm                 Keston Singers Concert
Sun         15th Dec         10 am               Holy Communion  With H&W
Mon         16th Dec                                 NO Meditation
Tue          17th Dec         7.30 pm            PCC Social
Wed        18th Dec         2 pm                 WI Carols & Tea
                                    7.30 pm            Men’s Social @ Greyhound
Thu          19th Dec         2.30 pm            Flower Workshop
Fri           20th Dec         8 pm                 Choir Practice
Sun         22nd Dec        10 am               Holy Communion
                                    6.30 pm            Carol Service
Tue         24th Dec         4 pm                Christingle making &
                                    4.30 pm            Service
                                    11.30 pm          Midnight Communion
Wed        25th Dec         10 am               Family Holy Communion
Sun         29th Dec         10 am               Holy Communion
Sun         5th Jan           10 am               Family Holy Communion
Tue          7th Jan            9.30 am            Prayer Walk
Wed        8th Jan           10.30 am          Holy Communion        

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.

SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER - TOY & GIFT SERVICE – This year we will be accepting vouchers for Bromley Welcare, and we are accepting new toys and games on behalf of the Salvation Army who give to local needy families.  Thank you for your generosity.

1st Sunday (1st Dec) an ‘All Age’ Communion service @ 10.00 am, shorter and child friendly! 
1st Tuesday (3rd Dec & 7th Jan) prayer walk @ 9.30 am outside on the green at the old Rectory. (See below for more details)
2nd Wednesday (11th Dec & 8th Jan) mid-week Communion @ 10.30 am.
3rd Monday (Not one in Dec, 20th Jan)  Meditation @ 7.30 pm at the Rectory.
4th Tuesday (Not one in Dec, 28th Jan) -  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.)
ANGEL TREE – In the Lobby you will see a small Christmas tree where you can place an “Angel” which you can dedicate to a loved one no longer with us on earth. These Angels cost £2 each and the money raised will go towards Church funds. All the “Angels”  will then be prayed for at the Christmas Eve and Day services.
PRAYER WALKS – Every 1st  Tuesday of the month, Tuesday  3rd Dec & 7th Jan. 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!

PUB SOCIALS – Our next Pub social will be @ 7.30 pm on Tuesday 3rd December at the Greyhound (changed venue!). Please do come along for a meal, or just a couple of drinks – all are very welcome!

QUIET DAY AT KESTON CHURCH – FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER 10am – 2.30 pm – Rev. Alison Newman and Rev. Jane Winter are holding a Quiet Day at Keston – all from Keston are invited.  Please bring a packed lunch, refreshments provided.

HEALING & WHOLENESS (H&W) - Every 3rd Sunday on 15th Dec & 19th Jan 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 -  (Not one in December) 20th Jan.  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. 

MEN’S PUB SOCIAL – These happen every 3rd Wednesday of the month – and the next one is on 18th Dec & 15th Jan at the Greyhound Pub @ 7.30 pm.
FREE FLOWER DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP – THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER AT 2.30 PM, in the Church Hall, all are welcome, please put your name on the list.  Bring foliage, flowers, Christmas items, etc., Oasis will be available to purchase.
BOOK READING FELLOWSHIP – Our next Book Reading Fellowship Group is on Monday 13th January @ 2 pm at Sally Churchus home @ 103 Gravel Road, Bromley Common.  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!
BEAT THE BLUES COFFEE MORNING AT THE RECTORY ON SATURDAY 18TH JANUARY from 10 am – 12 noon.  Come along to share with coffee/tea and cakes at the Rectory.
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 £12 available from Chris on 07988 712873 or Tricia. 

Sunday 22nd Dec @ 10 am Holy Communion
6.30 pm we have our traditional Carol Service, followed by Mulled Wine and mince pies

Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24th Dec @ 4 pm – we will make our Christingles, then go into Church at 4.30 pm for the Service
11.30 pm we have our Midnight Holy Communion

Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th Dec @ 10 am – Family Holy Communion

Sunday 29th December @ 10 am Holy Communion

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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