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 September

Nackington - 8.00am - BCP Holy Communion

Lower Hardres - 11.00am Family Communion

Bridge - 6.00pm - Evensong

Patrixbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

Bekesbourne - 10.00am Songs of Praise


Tuesday 5th September

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


Sunday 10th September

Nackington - 9.30am Harvest Sung Eucharist

Lower Hardres - 6.00pm Evensong

Bridge - 4.30pm Flower Festival Songs of Praise

Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice

Bekesbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice


Tuesday 12th September

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


Sunday 17th September

Nackington - All welcome at the other services of the Benefice

Lower Hardres - 9.30am Family Service

Bridge - 11.00am Choral Eucharist

Patrixbourne - 8.00am BCP Holy Communion

Bekesbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist


Tuesday 19th September

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


Sunday 24th September

Nackington - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

Lower Hardres - All welcome at other services of the Benefice

Bridge - 11.00am Community Worship

Patrixbourne - 9.30am Matins

Bekesbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice


Tuesday 26th Sepember

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


Sunday 1st October

Nackington - All welcome at other services of the Benefice

Lower Hardres - 11am Harvest Family Communion

Bridge - 6.00pm Evensong

Patrixbourne - 9.30am Harvest Sung Eucharist

Bekesbourne - 10.00am Harvest Songs of Praise

More Services

Notices

The parishes of the benefice currently have a clergy vacancy.

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

 


Forthcoming Events 

Saturday 9th September - Ride and Stride, all churches in our Benefice will be open.

8th, 9th and 10th September - St Peter's Bridge Flower Festival, 10am - 4pm, Sunday 4.30pm Songs of Praise.  Superb floral display. in the theme of 'Celebrations' in Church, refreshments every day, tombola, train rides for children on Saturday, games for children over weekend. Free admission.

Saturday 9th September - St Peter's Bekesbourne Heritage Open Day, 10am - 4pm, view the church record, listen to the bells, guided churchyard tours, childreb's church trail, insect house, refreshments.

Sunday October 8th, 9.30am Archdeacon Jo will be preaching at a Benefice Eucharist at St Peter's Bridge, followed at 12 noon by a Harvest Lunch at the John Baker White Hall, Adults £5, Senior Citizens £3.50, children free. Please contact Margaret Clarke to book your place, 01227 765598.


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.