Serving God, Serving our Community

Welcome

Welcome to the website for St Mary’s Church, Frittenden.

St Mary’s Church is part of the United Benefice of Sissinghurst with Frittenden.

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From November 5th services in both churches in the benefice will be suspended, due to the latest COVID regulations.

From Sunday 15th November and until further notice we will be posting a pre-recorded service, with voices from across the benefice, on the Audio tab of this website. Please do join us in listening to those services on a Sunday morning and then join us for virtual tea and coffee after the service.

Further information will be posted here on how we will be taking ‘Families at Four’, Sunday afternoon services forward.  Contact Pete or Claire on 852275 for more details.

To keep up to date with the many ways in which we continue to worship and maintain community, please make sure you’re on our mailing list and keep checking this website.

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Although St Mary’s Church is still mainly closed during the week, we are opening for private prayer each week, from 2pm to 5pm on a Wednesday. See below for details.

We look forward to the day when we can once again enjoy together the familiar surroundings in safety.

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Reverend Pete Deaves

Rector: Reverend Pete Deaves

Tel: 01580 852275         Email: rector@frittendenchurch.org.uk

Services

Holy Communion at Trinity Church

Our services are taking place in Church, alternating between St Mary’s Frittenden and Holy Trinity Sissinghurst. This will be a short said service of Holy Communion. Celebrant & Preacher: Rev Pete Deaves. In order to ensure we can accommodate those wishing to attend within social distancing constraints please let Penny Durie know if you will be attending this service on 712612.

Families @ 4 – Christmas

This is a short service focussed on families with young children. It will alternate between Trinity Church Sissinghurst and St Mary’s Frittenden. Crafts/Bible stories/fun activities/actions/songs This week it is at St Mary’s, Frittenden. In order that we can accommodate all those who wish to attend whilst also observing social distancing please let Pete or Claire…

Holy Communion Service (CW)

We are holding services in Church alternating between St Mary’s Frittenden and Holy Trinity Sissinghurst. This will be a short said service of Holy Communion. The Celebrant will be Rev Pete Deaves and the Preacher will be Anthony Staples. In order to ensure we can accommodate those wishing to attend within social distancing constraints please let Joanna Beech know if you will…

Families @ 4 – Christmas

This is a short service focussed on families with young children. It will alternate between Trinity Church Sissinghurst and St Mary’s Frittenden. Crafts/Bible stories/fun activities/actions/songs This week it is at Sissinghurst. In order that we can accommodate all those who wish to attend whilst also observing social distancing please let Pete or Claire (852275) know…

S.P.A.C.E.

Silent Prayer and Communion Ending at 9:30  

Christmas Celebration

A service of readings and music to celebrate Christmas. In order to accommodate as many people as possible we are offering four identical services in the Benefice on this Sunday, two at St Mary’s (9:30 & 6pm) and two at Trinity Church (11:00 and 16:30). Booking is essential, please contact Joanna Beech (852312) if you plan to attend.

Christmas Celebration

A service of readings and music to celebrate Christmas. In order to accommodate as many people as possible we are offering four identical services in the Benefice on this Sunday, two at St Mary’s (9:30 & 6pm) and two at Trinity Church (11:00 & 4:30pm). Booking is essential, please contact Joanna Beech (852312) if you plan to attend.

Christmas Day Service

In order that we can accommodate those wishing to attend, within the social distancing guidelines, please let Joanna Beech (852312) know if you are planning to attend.

Holy Communion (Common Worship)

The celebrant and preacher at this service will be Rev Diana Bourne. In order that we can accommodate those wishing to attend, within the social distancing guidelines, please let Joanna Beech (852312) know if you are planning to come to this service.

Other upcoming events

Virtual After Church Tea/Coffee

Join us by zoom, at 11.15 for half an hour, after listening to the service on Sunday morning for a chat and catch-up. Bring your own coffee and cake! The zoom numbers are as per the prayer hub and details are on the service sheet… …or dial in via a local number 0330 088 5830. Then type in 352 987 984 followed…

St Mary’s Church open for private prayer

St Mary’s Church will be open for private prayer on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. You will be most welcome to come but please observe social distancing guidelines.

Advent Course – Light in the Darkness

What? A 4-week Advent course devised by Sheffield Diocese and run by Pete. Our time together will help us reflect – at the darkest time of the year – on our calling to be Lights for Christ…  Why? Because it really is dark out there, and we need each other – God calls his children to radiate his light and love together! And…

Advent Course – Light in the Darkness

What? A 4-week Advent course devised by Sheffield Diocese and run by Pete. Our time together will help us reflect – at the darkest time of the year – on our calling to be Lights for Christ…  Why? Because it really is dark out there, and we need each other – God calls his children to radiate his light and love together! And…

Advent Windows and DIY Christingle

Because we cannot hold a crib service this year we are suggesting that families might like to walk round the village and look at the Advent Windows ending up at the church between 2pm and 4pm where you can collect a DIY Christingle pack with the ingredients and instructions to make a traditional Christingle decoration. You can download a map here.

Prayer Hub – Evening

Virtual prayer meeting for the Benefice. We will aim to start at 7.30 and finish by 8.00pm. Or if you know someone not on the internet who would like to join the meeting they can call in via a local number 0330 088 5830. When it asks for the meeting number type in 352 987 984.