Part of the Dover Deanery, in the Diocese of Canterbury, Kent.
Our churches were looking so pretty for their Harvest Festivals - what a lovely altar front at St Augustines! Perfect theme for celebrating the variety of wonderful things that grow in our fertile soil. Warm Autumnal colours at St Peter's, catching the low morning light. And the vibrancy of St Margaret's blooms - there's something about how the light comes through a church window. Those Normans knew what they were doing.
Myths and Misconceptions
Asylum seekers? Refugees? All scroungers, aren't they?
Think what would make you leave everything, cross a contintent and turn up on another shore at the mercy of strangers. Not a casual decision. There's very good myth-busting information from Canterbury Diocese that you can read HERE to dispell misinformation and be better able to answer people's questions.
Delighted to welcome St Margaret's Primary School into church today (1st Oct) - celebrating Harvest Festival with songs, readings and prayers written by the children, it was a joy to see a full church after so long. For the school, this was their biggest whole school event since Christmas 2019, and a special moment for the staff in particular.
Youngsters from around the Benefice have been making amazing artwork on the theme of dragons - have a look at our Gallery page to see what they've achieved.
Trussell Trust are the largest foodbank organisation, they are by no
means the only ones. Food poverty is real and should not be happening.
In all of 2010 the number was 41,000.
I'll just let that sink in. You can read more on www.trusselltrust.org.