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.
A summary list of Diary Dates for 2015 can be viewed by following this link.
MONDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP
We will be starting a new bible study on Monday, 14 September 2015. We thought it would be a nice idea for our first meeting to be a get together for coffee at Betty Gilbert's house and to look at dates for forthcoming meetings. Our next study will be the New Testament: 1 Peter. If you would like to join us and/or wish to know more, please do give us a ring or speak to one of us in Church. Daphne and Ronnie
Meetings with parents to discuss Baptisms occur, usually, on the morning of the first Saturday of the month. Please call or email the Vicar to check availability.
Baptisms occur on the first Sunday of the month. Owing to the large number of requests for Baptism, these will usually involve more than one family at a time.
Please see the Baptism page for further details.
CHANGES TO MIDWEEK COMMUNION SERVICES
Please note that from September 2015, we will be combining our Midweek Communion service. The combined service will then take place every Thursday at Dunton Green Village Hall at 11:00am except every third Thursday, when it will be held on the Wednesday at St Mary's at 10:30am. As now, the Dunton Green services will be followed by refreshments, and on the third Thursday, there will be a Coffee Morning at the Dunton Green Village Hall at 10:30am.
Do have a read of the latest 'Vicar's Thoughts', dated 21 July 2015, about 'The Kingdom of Heaven' - accessed from the main menu on the left-hand side of this front page. See how Revd. Martin responded to the question: "Where is heaven, and how do I get there?"
RIDE AND STRIDE
Saturday, 12 September 2015. Cycle, walk, or run, from Church to Church. Please ask your friends to sponsor you for every Church you visit! The money you collect will help repair many of Kent’s endangered Churches. Last year much of the sponsorship money was collected locally by non-cyclists! Talk to your friends and family and work out your plan! Be ready for Ride and Stride in September. Tom and Chloël now have details. Sponsorship forms are now available on the table at the back of the Church. Further information from - 01732 453946 Meanwhile - SAVE THE DATE!
MOTHERS' UNION - FPW
An MU Faith & Policy Watch, August 2015, document is available. You can view the document by following this link. KF-P
CHARITIES FOR 2015/16
At the Annual Meeting on 19 April 2015, it was decided to support the following three charities, along with the Rochester Diocese's Poverty & Hope appeal:-
Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) - Educational Christian charity promoting best use of music in worship.
The Bridge Trust - charity supporting single homeless people in West Kent since 1991.
Childrens' Respite Trust - charity that improves the lives of children with profound learning and physical disabilities by helping them to get a short break throughout Sussex, Kent and parts of Surrey and London.