Serving God, Serving our Community

Useful Links

Frittenden Memorial Hall The Memorial Hall is not run by the Church.  To enquire about hire of the Hall, or tables and chairs please contact Eileen Bridges on 01580 852563. Here are some useful links to other village organisations and to the wider Church: Frittenden Parish Council Frittenden Primary School Trinity Church Sissinghurst Weald Family Hub Canterbury Cathedral Weald Deanery (Church of…

Safeguarding at St Mary’s

At St Mary’s we take seriously our commitment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all in our church family, especially children and potentially vulnerable adults. Those individuals who organise, oversee and lead activities initiated or supported by the church also need to be protected from potential harm. With these principles in mind, we are careful to adhere to the safeguarding guidelines…

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…

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  

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,…

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…

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…

Prayer Diary

Prayer underpins everything we do at St Mary’s. Here is the prayer diary for September Tue 1 For pupils and teachers returning to our village school Wed 2 Myanmar – that Tearfund can help more local churches to build support networks Thu 3 Fegans’ staff returning to work, that they can feel some normality is returning. Fri 4 For those organising the…