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

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During the month of August the following Summer Schedule will be in place.

 

Sunday 4th August 10am Benefice Service Family Communion at Patrixbourne

Sunday 11th August 10am Benefice Service Family Communion at Nackington

Sunday 18th August 10am Benefice Service Family Communion at Bekesbourne

Sunday 25th August 10am Benefice Service Family Communion at Bridge

Sunday 1st September 10am Benefice Service Family Communion at Lower Hardres


Sunday 8th September 2019

  • Nackington - 8.00am BCP Holy Communion
  • Lower Hardres - 11am Family Service Communion
  • Bridge - 6pm Even Song
  • Patrixbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist
  • Bekesbourne - 10.00am Songs of Praise

Sunday 15th September 2019

  • Nackington- 9.30am Sung Eucharist
  • Lower Hardres - 6pm Evensong
  • Bridge- 11am Family Communion
  • Patrixbourne- All welcome at the other services in the Benefice
  • Bekesbourne- 8am BCP Holy Communion

Sunday 22nd July 2019

  • Nackington - All welcome at other services in the Benefice
  • Lower Hardres - 9.30am Family Service
  • Bridge - 11am Choral Eucharist
  • Patrixbourne - 8.00am BCP Holy Communion
  • Bekesbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

Sunday 29th September 2019

  • Nackington - 9.30am Communion with Holy Baptism
  • Lower Hardres - All welcome at the other services in the Benefice
  • Bridge - 8.00am BCP Holy Communion and 11am Stained glass window dedication
  • Patrixbourne - 9.30am Matins
  • Bekesbourne - All welcome at the other services in the Benefice

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https://www.facebook.com/bridgecanterbury


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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!


Church Fete at The Red Lion

 

 


 

Record Number of Pilgrims at St Mary's Patrixbourne.

 

A record 350 pilgrims passed through St Mary’s Patrixbourne on the walk from Wye to Dover via Canterbury on Saturday 22nd June as part of the Pilgrims Way Challenge. Participants could walk 25, 35 or 55km and the walk is expected to raise over £90,000 for Pilgrims Hospices. Congratulations to all of those involved.

To view some of the pictures from the day please visit the link below

https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/event/pilgrims-way-challenge-2/

Tired pilgrims rest their legs at St Mary's Patrixbourne.


 


Safeguarding 

As a Benefice 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 Benefice 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