Serving God, Serving our Community

Youth and Children’s Ministry

Children are an important part of the life of St Mary’s Church… Each week church members lead an “Open the Book” morning assembly in Frittenden school.  In these assemblies we act out a bible story followed by a moment of reflection, a prayer and a song. On the second Sunday each month we have a family-oriented service, All Age Worship,  which starts at…

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…

Messy Church

  In this wonderful weather we’re having, many of us have been outside and thinking, what an amazing world God has made! We’d like to share this with you this month Here’s a short film clip about the world God has created and how sometimes we are not looking after it.  Some images towards the end are quite serious, so please watch the…

Prayer Diary

Prayer underpins everything we do at St Mary’s. Here is the prayer diary for October 2021 Fri 1 Ask for insight into how small actions may be contributing to climate change Sat 2 May God’s grace be with us as we start the new service pattern in the Benefice Sun 3 ———————————————————————————– Mon 4 Pray that God will bless Little Lambs village…

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…

Parish Magazine – past editions

During the periods of lockdown due to the COVID pandemic the Parish Magazine has been produced in an online version.  If you wish to download any of these back issues you can click on the links below: May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 December 2020/January 2021 November 2020 October 2020 September 2020 July/August 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020…

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,…