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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Sunday 19th May 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 26th May 2019

  • Nackington - 9.30am Sung Eucharist
  • Lower Hardres - All welcome at the other services in the Benefice
  • Bridge - 8.00am BCP Holy Communion and 11am Community Worship
  • Patrixbourne - 9.30am Matins
  • Bekesbourne - All welcome at the other services in the Benefice

Thursday 30th May 2019

  • Patrixbourne - 6pm Communion service for Ascension

Sunday 2nd June 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 9th June 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 16th June 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 23rd June 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 Community Worship
  • Patrixbourne - 9.30am Matins
  • Bekesbourne - All welcome at the other services in the Benefice

Sunday 30th June

10am Benefice service at Bekesbourne

 


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More Services

Notices


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

Donations always welcome, thank you.


Good bye to Martin Miles

On Easter Sunday we said thank you to our organist Martin Miles who has played for us at Bridge Church for nearly 40 years and led the church choir. Martin is retiring from his role as honorary organist but has promised to come an play for us on the odd occasion at some point in the future. We have really valued Martin's work and contribution to the music at Bridge and will miss him very much.


Palm Sunday Procession with 'Banks' the Donkey.

At 10.30am on Sunday 14th April we gathered at Bridge and Patrixbourne C.E.P to begin our Palm Sunday Procession to St Peter's in Bridge. Worshippers from all over the Benefice sang 'Make Way, Make Way for Christ the King' as they made their way along Bridge High Street accompanied by the gorgeous 'Banks'. During the service that followed local children had a front row seat to the story of Holy Week complete with an array of visual aids.

  


Easter Displays by the children of Bridge and Patrixbourne C.E.P

This week children from Bridge school have created some beautiful displays in St Peter's, Bridge to represent the different parts of the Easter story. Displays representing Palm Sunday, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Last Supper, The Crucifixion and The Resurrection will be on show over the coming weekend to coincide with the Passiontide service.

To see the rest of the wonderful displays click here:http://www.bridgechurchgroup.co.uk/bridge-benefice-school.php 


Safeguarding 

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

Safeguarding Coordinator: 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 Benfice 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