Future Events

yellow and green of foliage on the walls celebrates the festival of Christmas

Community Bread Basket

We are open again! Join us between 9.30am and 11.30am for a cafe style breakfast on Saturday 23 July 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.

St Giles Fair

Our traditional fair will take place again this year, on the afternoon of Monday 29 August 2022, on Shipbourne Green. The Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Training Band has been booked already and will provide a lively mix of band music. Viv Packer and Lindsay Miles are developing plans for the day. Put the date in your diary – it promises to be a great afternoon!

Mark Packer’s ordination to the priesthood

Our curate, Mark Packer, will be ordained to the priesthood at Rochester Cathedral at 11.00am on Saturday 3 September 2022. On Sunday 4 September, he will be celebrating the Eucharist at both Shipbourne and Plaxtol churches for the first time.

Heritage Open Day at St Giles Shipbourne

Our church will have a special heritage open day on Sunday 18 September 2022, when everyone will have the chance to explore the heritage of the church and its churchyard. the events on the day will include bell ringing, organ playing, a children’s activity sheet and a forest church adventure. The day will start with the morning service at 9.30am and will continue to 3pm. Further details will follow.

Mums Ahoy!

A time for coffee hospitality and mutual support…..and perhaps even singing, music making, discussion….for Mums, Dads and carers and pre-school children. We will meet normally each month in Plaxtol  Church on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9.30am. Note that because of the Coronavirus pandemic, meetings of the Mums Ahoy! group have been suspended from March 2020 until further notice.

The Rector writes: “We still want to offer hospitality to any who might appreciate the chance to have a nice cup of coffee made for them……..We are not offering coffee for a chance to ram the Bible down your throat! We’re looking to serve this section of our community as a gentle expression of our faith and God’s love for all.”

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