Keston Parish ChurchKPC

Church Road, Keston, BR2 6HT



JUNE 2017

Sun         4th Jun            8 am                 Holy Communion
Pentecost                     10 am               1st Sunday Service non Communion
Tue          6th Jun            9.30 am            Prayer Walk
Wed        7th Jun            7.30 pm            Pub Social
Fri           9th Jun            2 – 4 pm           Flower display set up
2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sat          10th Jun          10 am -             25TH ANNIVERSARY
                                    5 pm                WEEKEND
                                    4.15 pm            Celebration in song
Sun         11th Jun          10 am               Holy Communion
Trinity                          2 – 4 pm           Cream teas
4 pm                Raffle & doggy draw
Thu          15th Jun          10 – 12 noon     Keston Krafters
Fri           16th Jun          2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sat          17th Jun          7.30 pm            Summer Concert
Sun         18th Jun          10 am               Holy Communion H&W
Mon         19th Jun          7.30 pm            Meditation
Fri           23rd Jun          2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sun         25th Jun          10 am               Holy Communion
2 – 5 pm           Countryside Day          
Mon         26th Jun          2 pm                 Book reading fellowship           
Fri           30th Jun          2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sun         2nd July          8 am                 Holy Communion
10 am              1st Sunday Service non    Communion
Tue          4th July            9.30 am           Prayer Walk
Fri           7th July           2.30 pm            Choir Practice
Sun         9th July           10 am               Holy Communion
Fri           14th July         2.30 pm            Choir Practice




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 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 -  our next walk is on Tuesday   6th June and then 4th July. 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!

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

Our big weekend is nearly upon us – so please bring your friends and neighbours to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our Church Hall on the weekend of 10th & 11th June.  There will be an art exhibition;  flower exhibition celebrating 25 years; bottle tombola;  items for sale;  Church quiz sheet;  Lucky dip for dogs, with the winner having a doggy hamper and their dog’s photograph in the magazine; and “A celebration in Song” sing-along with all our favourite celebration songs.  We will also be serving refreshments during the weekend.  Please see the sign up sheets if you can help in any way.  Please  bring in raffle prizes, bottles (from wine to a bottle of fizz!)  also can you all bring in a couple of jam jars filled with sweets for the children’s Jam Jar tombola – and start baking!

KESTON KRAFTERS – Do you enjoy craft making?  Come along to our sessions on the 3rd Thursday of the month on Thursday 15th June & 20th July 10am – 12 noon in the Keston Parish Church Hall.  Do bring along your own art or craft project, or join in with trying a new one.  Cost will be £3 per session + craft workshop materials on the day, which will include coffee/tea and biscuits.

KESTON SINGERS SUMMER CONCERT – Saturday 17th June @ 7.30 pm in the Church Hall.  Tickets including refreshments £7.50, available from Maureen Marshall 857260.  All profits to charity.

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 18th June & 16th July   At these services we will also serve non-alcoholic grape juice to open the sacrament up to all our worshippers, especially those allergic to alcohol.
MEDITATION GROUP – Every 3rd Monday –  19th June  & 17th July.  We begin at 7.30 pm in the Church or church hall.  All are very welcome, to take time out from our busy lives.

BOOK READING FELLOWSHIP – Please come along to Sally Churchus home on Monday 26th June @ 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.  All are very welcome!

PUB SOCIALS – Our next Pub social will be on Wednesday 7th June at the King’s Arms, Leaves Green;  then Tuesday 25th July @ The Greyhound;  Wednesday 30th August @ The Fox and Tuesday 17th October @ The Crown @ 7.30 pm.  Please do come along  – all are very welcome!

COUNTRYSIDE DAY – Sunday 25th June 2 – 5 pm on the Common opposite the Greyhound.  We have some volunteers helping on the stall, but we would like more!

NEXT MESSY CHURCH – Tuesday 18th July  from 3.30 pm – 6 pm for craft, worship and a lovely high tea with home made cakes!  All welcome!

MAGAZINE MATERIAL – Sunday 9th July is the last date for magazine material for the August/September edition of the Keston Magazine.  Please give articles to Sally Churchus.  

REMEMBER to use our Church Library – we have numerous new additions – all donated -  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.


4th June – Pentecost

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire:
Strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
Revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen

Acts 2:  1 - 21  (Page 830); John 20:  19 – 23 (Page 828)

11th June – Trinity Sunday

Holy God, faithful and unchanging:  enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Isaiah 40:  12 - 17 (Page 547);  2 Corinthians 13:  11 - 14 (Page 889)  Matthew 28:  16 – 20 (Page 760)

18th June – Trinity 1

God of truth, help us to keep your law of love
And to walk in ways of wisdom,
That we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son.  Amen.

Romans 5:  1 - 8 (Page 860); Matthew:  9: 35 – 10:  8 (Page 740)

25th June – Trinity 2

Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails:
Deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word,
Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Genesis 21:  8 - 21 (Page 16);  Romans 6:  1b - 11 (Page 861);  Matthew 10:  24 - 39  (Page 741) 


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