Welcome to the website of St. Mary's Church, Riverhead and Dunton Green. Whether you are a first-time visitor or enquirer, or a member of our Church community, we hope the information provided will be helpful.
The PCC would like to thank everyone who kindly donated towards the newly installed organ and, in particular, the anonymous donors whose generous gifts have made it possible to replace the broken organ so swiftly. The organ is an Allen Organ Quantum Q-286, and was first used at our Ascension Day service on 5 May 2016. Our Archdeacon, The Venerable Clive Mansell, will be joining us for our main service on Sunday, 5 June 2016, to formally mark the arrival of our new organ.
FUNDRAISING FOR SKET
As you may remember, we are sponsoring a Kenyan girl, Valerie, through the Sevenoaks based charity SKET. Our Family Service at 9:30am on Sunday, 5 June 2016, will help to raise the funds to support her final year's education at secondary school. We need to raise over £400, which includes her tuition and board and lodging for the year. This is amazing value, and will ensure that Valerie leaves school with the necessary qualifications to help to secure her and her family's future. The children of the Sunday School will be organizing our usual coin trail, as well as manning a cake stall. They will be very grateful for all the loose change they can get, and also donations of cakes to sell. There will also be a plate collection. Please give generously!
CELEBRATION OF THE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY, AND RSCM MUSIC SUNDAY
St.Mary's is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), and this was one of our chosen charities for last year. Because of the problems with the organ, we postponed a collection until such time as the new organ was in place. The RSCM has a Music Sunday every year, when funds can be raised both for the RSCM, and all that it does to support music in our Churches, and also for music in our own Church. Her Majesty The Queen is Patron of the RSCM, so this year we will be marking a double celebration. There will be a retiring collection for the RSCM's 50:50 Appeal after the 9:30am service on Sunday, 12 June 2016, so that proceeds can be split between the charity and our own musical needs, and there will be a strong focus on music within the 9:30am service. Please come and support your choir and organists!
Do have a read of the latest 'Vicar's Thoughts', dated 14 May 2016, about 'Pentecost and Trinity' - accessed from the main menu on the left-hand side of this front page.
MOTHERS' UNION - FPW
An MU Faith & Policy Watch, May 2016, document is available. You can view the document by following this link.
Information about the MU's 140th Anniversary in 2016 has been received - please see our MU page (Church Groups/MU).
INFORMAL COMMUNION SERVICE
For a trial period, St Mary's Church, Riverhead will be holding a service every third Sunday of the month. The next service is at 11:30am, on 19 June 2016. The service will be particularly suitable for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Anyone is welcome - just turn up! We have a hearing loop, and the service will be printed and on a screen.