Community Bread Basket
We are open again! Join us between 9.30am and 11.00am for a cafe style breakfast on Saturday 25 March in Plaxtol Parish Church. There will be a collection for the Chatham Foodbank. Boxes are placed in both our churches, normally over the fourth weekend of each month, for donations of food and toiletries, to coincide with our Community Bread Basket event.
Lent lunches 2023
A simple soup lunch and midday prayers, with donations towards Bibles for school leavers (yr6) leaving Shipbourne School this summer: 12.30pm in Shipbourne Church on 9 March and 23 March
If you would like to give a lily in memory of someone at Easter……
- Just fill in the name on one of the slips of paper at the back of the church,
- put it with your donation in one of the envelopes marked “Easter Lilies” and
- give it to one of the Churchwardens.
Or you can send your donation to Felicity Ward at Hookwood House, Shipbourne, Kent TN11 9RJ. Cheques should be made payable to Mrs F. L. B. Ward please.
All the names will be entered in our book which will be displayed in church at Easter in memoriam of all the people who are being remembered.
Michel Roux Junior returns to Shipbourne
In celebration of 20 years of the Shipbourne Farmers’ Market, a dinner will be held in the Chaser Inn garden in Shipbourne on Tuesday 16 May 2023. Michel Roux and his team will treat us to a magnificent meal, with produce supplied by the Shipbourne Farmers’ Market, accompanied by Kentish wines and entertainment. There will be a silent auction in aid of agricultural charities and St Giles Church Shipbourne.
Booking for the event has now closed.
We are looking for unique silent auction prizes as well as sponsors for the hiring of the marquee tables and tableware.
Churchyard working party
Our churchyard is a haven of peace but it does need work to keep it looking good. We meet twice a year to cut back grass, weeds, shrubs and hedges. If you would like to help, do come to the churchyard when we have our next session in the Spring, for a morning of clearing vegetation. The date will be announced nearer the time. Bring your own tools – secateurs, shears, strimmers etc – and protective clothing. With luck it will be reasonable weather.
Coffee, tea and soft drinks and a cake or two will be available, to keep our spirits up.