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Service on Saturday June 8th 10.00 am

The Rev Luke Barr is coming to Canterbury to take the Service on Saturday morning. Please come and support the community.

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Canterbury Programme for Easter 2019

Christian Community in Canterbury Programme for Easter & June

After Easter the priest’s visits to Canterbury are
temporarily reduced to once a month on a Saturday with The Act of Consecration of Man at 10.00 a.m. including a sermon and followed by a discussion exploring questions and topics raised by the congregation or the priest, or a gospel study.

In order to maintain a rhythm when there is no priest visiting, a devotional gathering will be held in the church on alternate Sundays – 09.45 to prepare for 10.00 a.m.

The form this takes is from Adam Bittleston’s seasonal verses, the Gospel for the week, the Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer are spoken and interspersed with quiet periods for reflection followed by a discussion of the Gospel.
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Special Note for this period:

Easter Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April are subject
to the arrival of the Barr’s baby. If the baby is born at the
Weekend, Tom will visit Canterbury on Easter Monday. If baby does not arrive, Tom will hold services in Canterbury on Easter Sunday.

We will update the congregation by email and phone with final
details. Please ring the Chapmans by 08.30 a.m. to check whether
Tom is coming for the Service.

Maundy Thursday 18th April (no priest)
6.15 for 6.30
Maundy Thursday Supper with soup, bread, grapes and water, followed by Gospel accounts of
The Last Supper.
All welcome.
(Please contact Bridget Anne if attending)

19th April Good Friday (no priest)
1.30 – 3.00 p.m. Silent vigil in the Church during which, at
2.15 p.m. The Seven Last Words from the Cross will be read.
3.15 p.m. Refreshments.

Holy Saturday 20th April No Service
Preparing the church for Easter. Help welcome. Please contact
Bridget if you are able to assist.

Easter Sunday 21st April (with the Rev Tom Ravetz)
10.00 a.m. The Act of Consecration of Man
11.00 Coffee & refreshments
11.15 Sunday Service for Children
11.35 Easter Egg hunt

OR if no priest:
10.30 There will be a gathering for adults & children with story and Easter egg hunt. In this case there will be The Act of Consecration of Man on Easter Monday
,
Easter Monday 22nd April
10.00 am The Act of Consecration of Man
11.00 am Coffee and refreshments
11.30 am Talk on the Easter prayer: ‘Your Word go Forth!’

Saturday 4th May (possibly Rev Monika Knight)
10.00 am The Act of Consecration of Man
11.00 am Refreshments
11.30 am Conversation

Saturday 8th June (Rev Luke Barr)
10.00 am The Act of Consecration of Man
11.00 am Refreshments
11.30 am Gospel Study

Plans for Community Meeting November 2017

New Programme Dates from August to December 2017

AUGUST

Friday 11th August

Two days of preparatory work on the theme

for the Conference ‘The Will to Heal’

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.                               Meeting to discuss preparations

9.00 p.m.                                      Close of Day Service

Saturday         12th August

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man

10.00a.m.                                       Refreshments

10.30 a.m.                                      Continued preparations

12.30 p.m.                                      Bring & share lunch followed by:

1.30-4.00 p.m.                              Continued preparations

 

Saturday         26th August

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man

10.00a.m.                                       Refreshments

10.30 a.m.                                      Study of the Gospel reading for the day.

Sunday             27th August

10.00a.m.                                       The Act of Consecration of Man

11.00 a.m.                                      Refreshments

11.15 a.m.                                      Sunday Service for Children followed

by a story

11.30                                               Conversation on ‘The Will to Heal’

 

SEPTEMBER

Friday               8th September

7 p.m.                                              Meeting: ‘Healings in the Gospel’

8.00 p.m.                                      Close of Day Service

Saturday         9th September

9.00 a.m.                                       The Act of Consecration of Man

10.00 a.m.                                      Refreshments

10.30 a.m.                                      Study of the Gospel reading for the day..

 

Saturday         23rd September

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man

10.00a.m.                                       Refreshments

10.30 a.m.                                      Study of the Gospel reading for the day.

Sunday             24th September

10.00 a.m.                                      The Act of Consecration of Man

11.00 a.m.                                      Refreshments

11.15 a.m.                                       Sunday Service for Children

followed by a story

11.30a.m.                                       Conversation on ‘The Will to Heal’

 

October

Friday               6th October

7 p.m.                                              Meeting: ‘Healings in John’s Gospel’

8.00 p.m.                                      Close of Day Service

Saturday         7th October

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man

10.00a.m.                                       Refreshments

10.30 a.m.                                      Study of the Gospel reading for the day.

11.30 a.m.                                      Short check-up on preparations for Community Meeting

Friday               20th October

7 p.m.                                              ‘The Will to Heal’ a final preparation.

8.00 p.m.                                      Close of Day Service

Saturday         21st October

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man

10.00a.m.                                       Refreshments

10.30 a.m.                                      Study of the Gospel reading for the day

11.30 a.m.                                      Final preparations for the Community Meeting.

 

Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th. Sunday 5th November:

Annual Congregational Meeting in Canterbury, “The Will to Heal”.

See separate programme.

 

Saturday         4th November

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man . All welcome.

Sunday             5th November

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man. All welcome.

 

Everyone is welcome to the whole meeting or as much as they can manage.

 

 

Saturday         25th November

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man

10 a.m.                                            Refreshments

10.30 a.m.                                      Study of the Gospel reading for the day.

Sunday             26th November

10.00 a.m.                                      The Act of Consecration of Man

11.00 a.m.                                      Refreshments and conversation

11.15 a.m.                                       Sunday Service for Children

followed by a story

11.30 a.m.                                      Conversation on an Advent theme

 

Friday               8th December

7 p.m.                                              Meeting

8.00 p.m.                                      Close of Day Service

Saturday         9th December

9.00 a.m.                                        The Act of Consecration of Man

10.00a.m.                                       Refreshments

10.30 a.m.                                      Study of the Gospel reading for the day.

 

 

Notes:

For next programme:

 

SUNDAY             24th December: Christmas Eve Gathering 9.15 p.m. – 11.30 p.m.

Midnight service at 12pm,

 

MONDAY           25th December:

Morning Service at 8 a.m.

Christmas Breakfast at 9 a.m,

Day Service at 10am.

Christmas Service for Children at 11 a.m.

For those who can stay: coffee and conversation.