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 2014 can be accessed by following this link.
BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE
Our Archdeacon is asking if we have anyone within our congregation qualified to interpret British Sign Language at Level 3 or above? If so, could they please let Canon Jean Kerr know.
Do have a read of the latest 'Vicar's Thoughts', dated 3 March 2014, about Lent - accessed from the main menu on the left-hand side of this front page.
LENT STUDY MORNING
Our Lent Study Morning this year will be on Saturday, 12 April 2014, from 10:00 - 12:30 in the Church Hall. It will be on 'Prayer' and will be led by Audrey Bernardi and Rev'd Peter Flynn. Everyone is welcome.
NOMINATED CHARITIES FOR 2013/14
As agreed at the APCM, our four nominated charities for this year are: Hospice in the Weald; Poverty & Hope; Spadework; and Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service (DAVSS). The fourth charity being supported is DAVSS. A representative of the Charity will speak to us about their local work in Kent during the 9:30am service on Sunday, 16 March 2014, and there will be a retiring collection.
LENT QUIET DAYS 2014
THE BISHOP OF TONBRIDGE is offering three 'Quiet Days' during Lent, on 27 and 29 March, and 9 April, at three different churches around the Diocese. Both lay and ordained are welcome to attend. Further details can be found by following this link.
NOMINATION OF CHARITIES FOR 2014/15
Please complete a form to nominate a charity you think we should support over the next year. All nominations will be reviewed by the PCC at its meeting on 25 March 2014, and a short-list will be produced. At the Annual Meeting, on 27 April 2014, everyone will have the chance to vote to select the final three charities to be supported, along with Poverty & Hope.
AGE UK CRAFT FAIR
Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge are organising a Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, 22 March 2014, from 10am to 3pm at The Kippington Centre in Sevenoaks. They are trying to attract as many people as possible to their event, to raise awareness of their services and to raise money for their charity. Further details can be found on this poster.
EVENING HOME GROUP
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 8pm, at the home of Audrey Bernardi.
MOTHERS' UNION BIBLE STUDY
The following Saturday dates have been arranged for Bible Study over the next six months - 25 January, 22 February, 29 March, 19 April, 10 May and 21 June 2014; from 10:00 to 11:30am. Contact Karen Forster-Pearce for further details, including venues.