Serving God, Serving our Community

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Messy Church

  Creative Fun for all the Family run jointly by St Mary’s Frittenden  & Trinity Church Sissinghurst on Sunday 19th May and Sunday 21st July in the Parish & John Martin rooms at Sissinghurst Church  and on Saturday 15th June and Saturday 14th September in St Mary’s Church, Frittenden. 3.30 – 5.30 pm

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…

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…

Prayer Diary

Prayer underpins everything we do at St Mary’s. Here is the prayer diary for July: Sun 30th June          Help us to use our time wisely Mon 1          Moving Mountains: for faithfulness in prayer for those in need Tue 2            For our bishop-elect, Rose Hudson-Wilkin: may her ministry be greatly blessed Wed 3          St Thomas’ Day: pray for those…

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…

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 Primary School and Memorial Hall we support the following:  Maidstone Homeless Care (website) Supporting homeless and vulnerable people in and around Maidstone. Care for the Family (website) A national charity which aims…