Serving God, Serving our Community

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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  

Messy Church

  Creative Fun for all the Family run jointly by St Mary’s Frittenden  & Trinity Church Sissinghurst in the Parish & John Martin rooms at  Sissinghurst Church   On the 3rd Sunday of every month 3.30 – 5.30 pm

Safeguarding at St Mary’s

We at St Mary’s 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…

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 the remainder of October 2018… Mon 29     For more goodwill in negotiations between the EU and UK Tue 30       For those who live in Bubhurst Lane Wed 31     Martin Luther, reformer and major contributor to the Protestant faith And for November: Thu 1          …

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…

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…