The Bridge Benefice

THE BRIDGE BENEFICE

Nackington   Lower Hardres   Bridge   Patrixbourne   Bekesbourne

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Welcome to the Bridge Benefice

We are a group of five rural church congregations under three parishes, Patrixbourne with Bridge, Bekesbourne and Nackington with Lower Hardres. We work together as the Bridge Benefice. All churches are within a few miles south of the Cathedral City of Canterbury.

Upcoming Services

Sunday 3rd December

Nackington - 9.30am Advent Carol Service

Lower Hardres - 11.00am Family Communion

Bridge - 6.00pm - Evensong

Patrixbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

Bekesbourne - 10.00am Songs of Praise


Tuesday 5th December

Bridge - 9.30am to 10.00am - Holy Communion followed by coffee


Sunday 10th December

Nackington - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

Lower Hardres - 4.00pm Carol Service

Bridge - 9.30am Family Communion

Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice

Bekesbourne - 8.00am BCP Holy Communion


Tuesday 12th December

Bridge - 9.30am to 10.00am - Holy Communion followed by coffee


Sunday 17th December

Nackington - All welcome at other services in the Benefice

Lower Hardres - 3.00pm Crib Service

Bridge - 11.00am Choral Eucharist, 6.00pm Carol Service

Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice

Bekesbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

 

Tuesday 19th December

Bridge - 9.30am to 10.00am - Holy Communion followed by coffee


22nd December - Patrixbourne   7.00pm Carol Service

Sunday 24th December

Nackington - 9.30am Christmas Eucharist

Lower Hardres - 9.30am Communion by extension

Bridge - 3.00pm and 5.00pm Christingle Services,  11.30pm Christmas Eucharist

Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice

Bekesbourne - 11.30pm Christmas Eucharist


Christmas Day 25th December

Lower Hardres - 9.30am Family Service

Patrixbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

Bekesbourne - 11.00am Carol Service

Sunday 31st December

Lower Hardres 9.30am Benefice Service, all welcome from across the Benefice

 


Sunday 7th January 2018

Nackington - All welcome at other services in the Benefice

Lower Hardres - 11.00am Family Communion

Bridge - 6.00pm Evensong

Patrixbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

Bekesbourne - 10.00am Songs of Praise

More Services

Notices

The parishes of the benefice currently have a clergy vacancy.

Please download the Bridge Benefice Profile here.

During the interregnum if you have a pastoral church matter (including funeral requests) please call Mrs Margaret Clarke, Benefice Reader, on 07791223797 or 01227 765598.

If you have an administrative church matter (including wedding and baptism requests) please email Sian Smith-Keary, The Bridge Benefice Administrator on

Thank you,

The Churchwardens


Our Benefice supports the Friends of Kent Churches, their website is:  www.friendsofkentchurches.co.uk

 

NEW PRIEST-IN-CHARGE APPOINTMENT

The Revd Estella Last, having completed her Title Curacy at St Martin's Herne with St Peter's Greenhill, has been offered and accepted the post of Priest-in-Charge of our Benefice.  It is planned that Estella will join us late January 2018. Please hold Estella, her husband Phil and their three sons in your prayers as they prepare to join us.

 


Forthcoming Events

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Nackington Advent Carol Service, 9.30am on 3rd December. 24th December Christmas Eucharist at 10.00am.

Lower Hardres Carol Service, 4pm on 10th December. Crib Service 3.00pm on 17th December.

Bridge Carol Service, 6.00pm on 17th December.

Patrixbourne, 7.00pm Carol Service on 22nd December.

Bridge Christingle Services, 24th December at 3pm and 5pm. On 24th December, Midnight Eucharist 11.30pm 

Bekesbourne Songs of Praise 10.00am on 3rd December.  Christmas Eucharist 11.30pm on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day Services:  9.30am Lower Hardres Family Service, 9.30am Sung Eucharist at Patrixbourne, and Bekesbourne 11.00am Carol Service.

All are wecome to all the services within our Benefice.

 

 

Buildings

The Churchwardens and Friends of St Peter's Bridge are delighted to announce that we have finally raised our target sum of £90,000 to repair the west wall and stonework repairs, we plan to start the work this summer.

We are very grateful to all who have donated money, joined our Friends group (FOSP), arranged concerts and the many other fund-raising events.  We are also grateful for the generous grants from The Friends of Kent Churches, Canterbury City Council, Kent County Council, All Churches Trust, Marshall's Trust, De Haan Trust and the National Churches Trust for their donations to help fund this work.

We continue to raise funds through our Friends Group and with our Coffee, Cake and Concert mornings, held each month on a Saturday morning.