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 1st October

Nackington - All welcome at the other services of the Benefice

Lower Hardres - 11.00am Harvest Family Communion

Bridge - 6.00pm - Evensong

Patrixbourne - 9.30am Harvest Sung Eucharist

Bekesbourne - 10.00am Songs of Praise


Tuesday 3rd October

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


Sunday 8th October

Nackington - All welcome at Bridge

Lower Hardres - All welcome at Bridge

Bridge - 9.30am Family Communion with Archdeacon Jo Kelly Moore followed by a Benefice Harvest Lunch

Patrixbourne - All welcome at Bridge

Bekesbourne - 8.00am BCP Holy Communion


Tuesday 10th October

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


Sunday 15th October

Nackington - All welcome at the other services of the Benefice

Lower Hardres - 9.30am Family Service

Bridge - 11.00am Choral Eucharist

Patrixbourne - All welcome at the other services of the Benefice

Bekesbourne - 9.30am Sung Eucharist


Tuesday 17th October

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


Sunday 22nd October

Nackington - 9.30am Sung Eucharist

Lower Hardres - All welcome at other services of the Benefice

Bridge - 8.00am BCP Holy Communion, 11.00am Community Worship

Patrixbourne - 9.30am Matins

Bekesbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice


Tuesday 24th October

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


Sunday 29th October

Nackington - 9.30am Benefice service

Lower Hardres - All welcome at Nackington

Bridge - All welcome at Nackington

Patrixbourne - All welcome at Nackington

Bekesbourne - All welcome at Nackington

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 Vicar - our advert has been placed in the Church Times, interviews will take place on 7th and 8th November 2017. Watch this space.

 


Forthcoming Events 

Coffee Cake and Concert, Saturday 7th October, Bygone Bridge presented by Alan Barber, 10.30am - 11.30am. Do come along for coffee, cake and listen to music and short readings on 'Bygone Bridge'. £3.00 voluntary donation towards St Peter's funds.

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.