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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Every Sunday morning we are making available a recorded service, online, with participation from people across the Benefice. Each Tuesday and Friday evening there is a recorded service of Compline, also online. On Sunday evenings during September there is a Service of Compline or Communion, held in either St Mary’s Frittenden or Trinity Church Sissinghurst.  See below for 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. 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

Friday Evening Compline – service of night prayer

Each Friday evening there will be a virtual service of Night Prayer/Compline, following the words from the Book of Common Prayer. Click on the Audio tab to follow the service or dial into our local number to listen 01580 234185.    

Sunday Morning Worship

Although we are not able to meet together in person at the moment, we will be bringing you a virtual act of worship with songs, readings and a sermon each week. Click on the Audio tab to follow the service or dial into our local number to listen 01580 234185.

Compline at Trinity Church, Sissinghurst

In response to the permission for churches to open for public worship we will be holding a service of Compline, in our churches, each Sunday evening at 6pm and alternating between St Mary’s in Frittenden and Trinity Church in Sissinghurst. We plan to continue this pattern through August and September, and review the arrangement again in September – or earlier if guidelines…

Sunday Morning Readings and Sermon

As we resume services in church we recognise that not everyone will be able to come, so there will be a recording of the day’s bible readings and the sermon available on line each week. Click here to go to the audio tab where you will be able to find the latest version. The recordings will also be available on our local…

Holy Communion service at St Mary’s

We are resuming services in Church from October, alternating between St Mary’s Frittenden and Holy Trinity Sissinghurst. This will be a short said service of Holy Communion. In order to ensure we can accommodate those wishing to attend within social distancing constraints please let Joanna Beech know if you will be attending the service at St Mary’s on 852312.

Families @ 4

This is a short service focussed on families with young children. It will alternate between Trinity Church Sissinghurst and St Mary’s Frittenden. In order that we can accommodate all those who wish to attend whilst also observing social distancing please let us know in advance if you wish to attend – Joanna Beech on 852312 and Penny Durie on 712612.

S.P.A.C.E.

Silence Prayer And Communion Ending by 9:30 From 7th October SPACE will be taking place in person in St Mary’s Church.

Harvest Service at Trinity

We are resuming services in Church from October, alternating between St Mary’s Frittenden and Holy Trinity Sissinghurst. This will be a short said service to celebrate Harvest. 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 the service at Trinity on 712612.

Harvest at St Mary’s

This will be a short service of celebration for Harvest. In order to accommodate all the wishing to attend whilst also observing the social distancing guidelines please let Joanna Beech know  on 852312 if you will be attending. There will be no collection and distribution of harvest gifts this year, but our harvest appeal will go to Farming Community Network and Tear…

Other upcoming events

Prayer Hub – Morning

Virtual prayer meeting for the needs of the Benefice. If you would like to join click here anytime from 9:45 Tuesday morning. 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.

St Mary’s Church open for private prayer

St Mary’s Church will be open for private prayer on Thursday mornings in September from 9.30 to 10.30. You will be most welcome to come but please observe the social distancing guidelines.

Virtual After Church Tea/Coffee

Join us by zoom, at 11.00 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 in October and November from 2pm – 5pm. You will be most welcome to come but please observe social distancing guidelines.

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.

Gift Day

Our Gift Day is an opportunity for everyone who lives in Frittenden to help with a contribution, however large or small, to help maintain the fabric and structure of St Mary’s Church. The building defines our village and is at its heart, where even occasional churchgoers will come for baptisms, weddings and funerals. We have to find over £60,000 each year to…

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parishioners Meeting and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in Church.   The annual reports can be read and downloaded here.