10th February 2019

Our latest weekly pew sheet: 2019’02’10 Pew Sheet

We will be welcoming Bishop Keerthi Fernando next week Sunday 17 February at 9:15am Smarden and 11am Biddenden.

New Electoral Roll – every six years the Church of England requires each parish to create an up to date membership list. You will need to re-apply even if you are on our existing list. The Electoral Roll Officers will be contacting those on the electoral roll shortly by mail or e-mail. The Electoral roll is our official church membership list. If you regularly worship here, please complete a Roll form. The Electoral roll enables us to stay in touch with you and gives you the right to vote at our Annual Church Meeting. Forms will be made available at the back of church and should be returned to the electoral roll boxes at the back of the church, David King in Smarden or Tanya Ling at the church office (c/o The Rectory, 36 High Street Biddenden TN27 8AH.)

Sri Lankan Evening is now confirmed for Sunday 17 Feb 7pm, Whitstable. This will be a further chance to hear about Sri Lanka, and from Bishop Keerthi, as well enjoy more Sri Lankan Curries. Please speak to Alex for details. Everyone is welcome, but you do need to let Alex know you are coming so food can be planned.

Funeral for Derrick Martin, former resident of Biddenden and member of All Saints, will take place at Ulcombe church on Thursday 21st February at 1.45pm followed by cremation at Charing. (Immediate family only at crematorium). There will be a reception at Weald of Kent golf club. All are very welcome to the service and reception.

Our next Walk Church is on 24 February meeting at St. Margarets, Bethersden at 1:45pm for 2pm.

Help with Brass cleaning in Smarden Church? Vivienne is looking for more volunteers to join a rota. Please speak to Vivienne.

FOSC Smarden Pancake party will be on Tuesday 5 March from 5pm to 7.30pm at Charter Hall. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children on the door. The party will include childrens craft activities, raffle, bar and slient auction. Please contact Alex Demery for further details.

Tenterden Area Churches are planning a trip to the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 in Austria – a 7 day trip with Passion Play tickets, coach, flight, excusions and accomodation included. If you would like further details, please speak with Alex.

All Saints Bins have been relocated. They are now next to the entrance porch. We have had to move them from out under the Yew tree because they were getting covered in bird droppings, which was unhygenic.

Coming up…….

This year we will be holding a joint benefice Mothering Sunday service on 31st March at Smarden at 10am.

Biddenden APCM will be on Monday 25 March at 7.30pm in All Saints.

Smarden APCM will be on Monday 30 April at 7.30pm in Charter Hall.