The Bridge Group Parish

THE BRIDGE GROUP PARISH

Nackington   Lower Hardres   Bridge   Patrixbourne   Bekesbourne

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Welcome to the Bridge Group Parish

We are a group of five rural church congregations joined as one single parish. All churches are within a few miles south of Canterbury and are overseen by our Vicar, Reverend Estella Last.

Upcoming Services

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Wednesday 26th February, Ash Wednesday

  • Bridge - 7.30pm  Holy Communion with Impostition of Ashes

Sunday 1st March

  • Nackington - All Welcome at the other Services in the Parish
  • Lower Hardres - 11am Family Communion
  • Bridge - 6.00pm Evensong
  • Patrixbourne - 9.00am Sung Eucharist
  • Bekesbourne - 10.00am Songs of Praise.

Sunday 8th March

  • Nackington - 9.00am Said Eucharist
  • Lower Hardres - All welcome at other services in the Parish
  • Bridge - 11.00am Family Communion
  • Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Parish
  • Bekesbourne - All welcome at other services in the Parish

Sunday 15th March

  • Nackington - All welcome at other services in the Parish
  • Lower Hardres - 9.30am Informal Worship
  • Bridge - 11.00am  Communion with Choir
  • Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Parish
  • Bekesbourne - 9.30am Communion Service (Contemporary)

Sunday 22nd March - Mothering Sunday

  • Nackington - 9.00am Sung Eucharist
  • Lower Hardres - Mothering Sunday Service
  • Bridge - 11.00am  Mothering Sunday Community Worship (Contemporary)
  • Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Parish
  • Bekesbourne - 10.00am Mothering Sunday Songs of Praise

Sunday 29th March

  • Patrixbourne- 10.00am Group Communion Service

Sunday 5th April

  • 9.30am- Procession with a donkey from Bridge School to St Peter's Bridge
  • 10.00am- Palm Sunday GRoup Service at St Peter's Bridge

Thursday 9th April- Maundy Thursday

  • 7.00pm- Holy Communion with Commemoration of The Last Supper at St Mary's Patrixbourne

Friday 10th April- Good Friday

  • 2.00pm - Last Hour Service of Reading and Music at St Mary's Nackington

Sunday 12th April - Easter Sunday

  • Nackington - 9.00am Said Eucharist
  • Lower Hardres - Easter Sunday Family Service with Egg Hunt
  • Bridge - 11.00am  Easter Sunday Family Communion
  • Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Parish
  • Bekesbourne - 10.00am Easter Songs of Praise and Egg Hunt

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Notices


There are yellow FOOD BANK bins in St Peter's Church, Bridge and St Mary's Church, Patrixbourne.

Donations always welcome, thank you.

The Food Bank are currently short on donations of toiletries and cleaning products

visit Canterbury Food Bank 

to find out more!


ECO AWARDS

Congratulations to everyone who has helped us to acheive Eco-church status in ALL FIVE of our Parish churches! It is a fantastic acheivement.


Messy First Birthday!

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped with Messy Church over the last year. To those of you who have run crafts, donated supplies, cooked food and served refreshments Messy Church would not have happened without you! Here are a few snapshots from the birthday celebrations.

 


Single Parish Update

We would like to announce the good news that from the 1st January our 3 parishes are to unite as one - The Parish of the Bridge Group! There will be a careful and considered handover process in the early part of 2020 as we join together to strengthen and renew our commitment to Mission within our villages.

 

 


 

 

Merry Christmas from The Bridge Benefice

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

 

 

 


Celebration of Toms Window and Restoration Work at St Peter's, Bridge

On Sunday 29th September we had some very special visitors to St Peter's, Bridge. The Arch Bishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archdeacon Jo Kelly-Moore led a service of celebration for the completion of the restoration works and the dedication of 'Tom's Window'.

 


   

 


Safeguarding 

As a Parish we take Safeguarding our community very seriously. Safeguarding issues can be raised by speaking to the following people:

Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Rev. Estella Last  01227 206272  email: estellalast@gmail.com

Safeguarding Officer: Rosemary Whatley via the office on 01227 206272 email: bridgeoffice23@gmail.com

Churchwardens: Evelyn Andrews, Laurence Dunderdale, Carol Day,  Nicola Fry, Andrea Nicholson, Pauline Pritchard, Scilla Wright.

The Parish Safeguarding Policy can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

For more information on the Church of England Safeguarding Contacts please see the link below:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding/diocesan-safeguarding-contacts