BENEFICE LUNCH CLUB: Cafe Rouge, 3-5 Longmarket Canterbury CT1 2JS at 12.30 hrs on Tuesday 18 February.  Contact the Benefice Office if you would like to go.  due to the Lent talks and lunches in March at St Peter's Church (see below), there will be no Benefice Lunch club on 17 March

CLIMATE CHANGE IN CANTERBURY - CURRENT PLANS: The Canterbury Society in association with the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership have organised a meeting for Wednesday 19 February at St Thomas' Church Hall, 59 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent for 19.00 - 22.00 hrs.  All welcome.  Refreshments served from 19.00 hrs.  Speakers from the University of Kent, East Kent Permaculture,Youth Strike 4 Canterbury and other organisations will be leading the discussion. The Repair Cafe, tree-planting, reducing car use, helping students recycle…these are among the plans that are now in motion which we plan to discuss.  

SAY YES TO LIFE: RUTH VALERIO is author of Archbishop Justin Welby's Lent book.  She will be speaking at St Paul's Church on Monday 24 February at 19.30 hrs.  All welcome


1) TO JOIN THE FRIENDLY ECO-CHURCH GROUP: The aim is for all three churches in the Benefice to become more eco-friendly and be granted the bronze award in the A Rocha Eco-Church scheme.  Contact the Rector, Rev Jo Richards if you are interested.

2) HELP FOR REFUGEES: Robin Townsend is taking car-loads of goods to Calais.  If you can help in any way, contact Robin via the Benefice Office



 There are plans for a Benefice pilgrimage to the renowned Passion Play.  It is expensive as demand is high. Cost for 2 nights, inc. flights, accommodation, tickets is £1,050 pp based on 20 people group. If you are interested please contact The Rector, Rev Jo Richards as soon as possible


Lent Lectures 2020ST PETER'S LENT LECTURES: St Peter's Church at 12.30 hrs on Tuesday 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 March. The theme is 'Pilgrimage in Britain'.  

Tues 3 March: 'To be a Pilgrim' by Rev Michael Reeve

Tues 10 March: 'Pilgrims' Anecdotes & Stories' by Rev Canon Dr Emma Pennington

Tues 17 March: 'Pilgrim Sites of the North' by The Very Reverend John Arnold

Tues 24 March: 'Pilgrim Sites of the South' by Fr Peter Geldard

All lectures begin at 12.30 hrs followed by a light lunch.  No need to book.  Suggested donation £4 in aid of Catching Lives.  Contact Rev Jo Richards for more information.

BENEFICE LENT COURSE 2020: Will be following the Church of England's Pilgrim course, 'Exploring the Eucharist.  6-week course commences EITHER from Monday 2 March at 14.30 - 16.00 hrs in St Dunstan's Church/Hall OR from Thursday 5 March from 19.30 - 21.00 hrs in St Mildred's Church Hall. All welcome

LENT QUIET DAY LED BY PAUL KELLY-MOORE: Thursday 5 March at the Archdeaconry from 10.00 - 15.00 hrs.  Cost £5.  Space is limited so please sign a sheet in one of the Benefice churches as soon as possible


ECO-FAYRE: Saturday 7 March from 10.00-12.00 noon at St Dunstan's Church Hall.  There will be table top demos on a variety of eco subjects including Art with recycled materials and Japanese gift wrapping with fabric.  It is Fairtrade Fortnight too so there will be cakes and Fairtrade refreshments and a focus on buying Fairtrade.  Entry is free.  Everyone is invited.

St Dunstan's is registered as an Eco-Church.

FILMSHOW: Friends of St Dunstan's will show the Downton Abbey film on Saturday 21 March at 11 30 hrs followed by soup and dessert lunch.  All welcome.

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