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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Parish Diary

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Upcoming Services

Service details and readings for February 2024

4th February


Malachi 3:1-5

Psalm 24

Hebrews 2:14-end

Luke 2: 22-40

8am BCP Communion St Mary’s, Nackington


10am Songs of Praise St Peter’s Bekesbourne


6pm Choral Evensong (Come and sing)


Saturday 10th February




Messy Church at Bridge School

11th February

Sunday before Lent

2 Kings 2.1-12;

2 Corinthians 4.3-6; 

Mark 9.2-9


10 am Communion at St Peter’s Bridge


Wednesday 14th February

Ash Wednesday

Isaiah 58:1-12

Psalm 51:1-18

2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10

Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21


10am Communion Service at St Peter’s Bridge


18th February


1st Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9.8-17;

1 Peter 3.18-22;

Mark 1.9-15

10am Traditional Sung Holy Communion at St Mary’s Patrixbourne


4pm All Age Family Service at St Peter’s Bridge


25th February


1st Sunday of Lent

Genesis 17.1-7,15-16;

Romans 4.13-25;

Mark 8.31-38


10am Parish Communion

St Mary’s Lower Hardres


3rd March

2nd Sunday of Lent

Exodus 20.1-17;

Psalm 19;

1 Corinthians 1.18-25; John 2.13-22

8am BCP Communion St Mary’s, Nackington


10am Songs of Praise St Peter’s Bekesbourne (tbc)


6pm Choral Evensong (Come and Sing from 4pm)




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:

Safeguarding Officer: Rosemary Whatley via the office on 01227 206272 email:

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

The Parish Safeguarding Policy can be found by clicking the link above.

Online Giving


Our churches rely heavily on donations made each week via our collections and through our regular giving. You can set up a regular payment through our Parish Giving Scheme.


Or You can now donate buy clicking on the link to our giving page

Thank you. 




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Prior to Christmas, everyone has been generously giving to Foodbank. During January donations tend to drop off a bit - just when demand increases. Please continue to give what you can throughout January (and 2024) . Any donations of (in date - 3months hence) of tins/packets/toiletries etc can be left in the Foodbank Bins in both St. Peter's Bridge or St. Mary's Patrixbourne.

Book Event - Sir Konrad Schiemann

Waterstones have arranged for Geoffrey Nice and Konrad Shiemann to have a public conversation at Waterstones in Canterbury based on  Konrad's book  "A Dual Perspective: The German in an English Judge'' on 7 February 2024. The event begins at 6.30pm and is expected to end at 8. You can book your place to attend using this link.