HarvestHARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICES   St Dunstan's Church has already held its harvest festival on Sunday 29 September 2019.  St Peter’s Church harvest festival will be on Sunday 6 October 2019 at 09.30 hrs and St Mildred’s Church festival will be at 11.00 hrs on the same day.   St Mildred’s Church is having a bring-and-share afterwards.  Please sign the list at the back of the church for your contribution.  Everyone is welcome. 

Mothers' UnionST MILDRED'S AND ST PETER'S MOTHERS' UNION - AUTUMN TEA AND AUCTION: Wednesday 23 October 2019 - date for your diary; more details to come.  Cost for tea: £4.  For the auction, everyone attending will be given a number on arrival.  Bids are made anonymously using your unique number on the relevant bidding form placed by each item.  If several people have an interest in a particular item, then you keep watch and increase your bid accordingly, hopefully to win.  At the end of the afternoon the successful bids are revealed and the items claimed and paid for. 

Black Cat JazzFRIENDS OF ST MILDRED:  On Friday 25 October 2019 at 19.30 hrs BLACK CAT JAZZ will make a welcome return visit to St Mildred’s Church.  More details to come.  Make a note in your diary.

A TALK: 'APHRA BEHN AND OTHER LOCAL WRITERS'.  On Saturday 9 November at 14:30 hrs in St Dunstan's Church hall.  A talk by Joanna Labon on the poet and playwright who lived part of her life in Harbledown.  Born at the end of the 17th century, Aphra Behn was one of the first English women to earn her living by writing.  Tickets £6 including tea

FilmshowFILMSHOWS: Saturday 2 November at 14.30 hrs in St Dunstan's Church Hall, Canterbury Inner Wheel is showing Fisherman's Friends.  A chance to see this very good film based on a true story.  Delicious tea afterwards.  Cost: £6.  Everyone welcome.  Contact Alicia Pentin via the Benefice Office.

Saturday 23 November at 11.30 hrs in St Dunstan's Church Hall, St Dunstan's Mothers' Union is showing The Warsaw Ghetto.  It is a moving and uplifting true story of a very brave Polish girl who rescued a large number of Jewish children during the German occupation.  The film is followed by soup and sweet lunch for £6.  Contact Alicia Pentin via the Benefice Office.

climate crisisCLIMATE CRISIS: THEOLOGY AND ACTION: Tuesdays 5, 12 and 19 November 2019 at Saint Mary Bredin Church, Canterbury, from 19.30-21.00 hrs.  About the speaker: Charlotte Sleigh is Professor of Science Humanities at the University of Kent and is co-author of God’s Green Book (SPCK, 2011).   Christians of all traditions are very welcome.  

·         What does science say about our planet and its future?

·         How can we make sense of climate change, biblically and theologically?

·         How does God call us to respond to the climate crisis?

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Saturday 30 November 2019 from 11.00 to 13.00 hrs in St Dunstan's Church Hall.  Everyone welcome.


Pre-Advent Retreat to Walsingham and Julian of Norwich: Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 November 2019.  Please let Rev Jo Richards know if you are interested in going.  At this stage we need to have some idea of numbers to make this viable.  Cost: around £150 which includes dinner, bed and breakfast. We will leave on Sunday afternoon and return Tuesday evening, with a day at Walsingham and a day in Norwich to include Julian of Norwich.  More details in due course.


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