WHAT'S ON IN 2019
CLIMATE 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?
FILMSHOW: 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.
PLANNING YOUR FUNERAL: Are you interested in finding out about this subject? If so, come to one of the sessions that the Rector, Rev Jo Richards is leading. Either Monday 11 November from 14.00 - 15.30 hrs at St Dunstan's Church Hall or Thursday 14 November at St Mildred's Church Room from 19.30 - 21.00 hrs. Alternatively, you can contact her via Contact Us.
INTER FAITH WEEK: Aims to develop knowledge and understanding of all faiths, particularly those represented in this area. There is an Exhibition of Art in St Peter's Church Hall from 10 - 16 November 2019 from 11.00 to 15.00 hrs. All 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. 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.
White Ribbon Day
WHITE RIBBON UK: A global organisation aims to end violence against women. They work to challenge male cultures that lead to harassment, abuse and violence, with volunteer ambassadors engaging with men and boys to call out such behaviour among peers. The campaign is symbolised by wearing a white ribbon to prompt men into 'giving up their arms.' The work centres around mentoring/educating young men about issues such as, violence and gender equality. White Ribbon Week starts on Monday 25 November 2019, which is the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. St Dunstan’s Church, among others, is supporting White Ribbon Week. You will see posters and find information about the campaign inside and outside the church. Please take the information leaflets and show your support by wearing a white ribbon during White Ribbon Week. Further information: www.whiteribbon.org.uk and www.awarenessdays.com
PRE-ADVENT QUIET DAY: Friday 29 November at 10.00 - 15.00 hrs. Opening doors of the Advent Calendar led by Paul Kelly-Moore at the Archdeaconry. £5.00 per person; spaces are limited so please let Rev Jo Richards know asap if you are interested in going. Tea/coffee are provided but bring your own lunch.
CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ST DUNSTAN'S: Come and enjoy a couple of hours buying some Christmas crafts, cards and pre-loved Christmas decorations, sumptuous cakes, preserves and sweets. There is a delicious chocolate tombola, children's corner, jewellery and Christmas raffle. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will also be available. Saturday 30 November 2019 from 11.00 to 14.00 hrs in St Dunstan's Church Hall.
ADVENT 2019: Looking at Advent through Art (Week 1); Literature (Week 2) and Music (Week 3). Mondays 2, 9 & 16 December from 14.00-15.30 hrs in St Dunstan’s Church Hall or Thursdays 5, 12, 19 December from 19.30 - 21.00 hrs in St Mildred’s Church Room. All welcome.