Serving God, Serving our Community

Friends of St Mary’s Open Spaces (FOSMOS)

Do you walk through the Church yard and enjoy its beauty? Do you visit the Burial ground in Mill Lane and appreciate the tranquillity? Perhaps you can help with a new initiative- FOSMOS? So what is FOSMOS? Friends of St Mary’s Open Spaces, (FOSMOS) is a new group which will be trying to enhance and maintain the open spaces controlled by the…

Open The Book

Open The Book is an exciting way of telling Bible stories to primary school children every week in the context of whole school Collective Worship. A team of 6 or 7 volunteer storytellers from St Mary’s church goes into Frittenden school every Thursday to act out a Bible story. We take simple props and get dressed up in simple costumes, most of…

Prayer Diary

The United Benefice of Sissinghurst with Frittenden 2024 Prayer Diary And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of…

Music

Director of Music – Morwenna Brett – 07703 522102 Choir and church music The Choir of St Mary’s has a core number of 8 but is often augmented for special occasions and services.    We are always looking for new members and no audition is necessary – just a love of singing! The choir supports the congregation on 3 Sundays in the month (unless the…

Bell ringing

The sound of bells is the outward voice of the Church. Anyone hearing bells ringing, no matter when or where, is reminded of the presence of the Christian Church. Anyone can become a bellringer; male or female, young or old, tall or short, fat or thin, professional or artisan. So long as you are capable of climbing the stairs to the ringing…

Parish Magazine

What does the word ‘Parish’ bring to your mind? The Parish Church, the Parish Priest, the Parish as the smallest area within the Diocese, within the Church hierarchy?  Or, the Parish Council, the Parish boundaries, the smallest area within the Borough, within the Government hierarchy? And ‘Parishioners’? Those who go to Church, or those who live locally? They should, of course, bring…

Who we support

St Mary’s supports a number of organisations that have a local, national and international focus. We aim to give away 10% of our income. As well as village organisations such as the Pre-school, Primary School and Memorial Hall we support the following: Church Army (website) Our evangelists and projects work across the British Isles and Ireland to share the good news of Jesus through…

Our Patron

St Mary’s Frittenden has been in a joint Benefice with the Trinity Church Sissinghurst since 1973. Our patron is The Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS). CPAS is an Anglican evangelical mission agency working with churches, mainly in the UK and Republic of Ireland. It has responsibility for nominating clergy to nearly 700 benefices in the Church of England. Working collaboratively with the church,…

Privacy Notice

The PCC of St Mary’s Church is committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal data. As part of this commitment we have a new Privacy Policy to meet the European data protection law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This comes into effect on 25th May 2018. PRIVACY POLICY  

Annual Reports

By clicking on the link below you can find a copy of the latest annual reports compiled for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. APCM 2018 – Annual reports for 2017 APCM 2019 – Annual reports for 2018 APCM 2019 – Messy Church report for 2018 APCM 2019 – Safeguarding report for 2018  APCM 2020 – Annual Report for 2019 APCM 2021 –…