working in the community
We are part of a lively and caring village. As Christians in this community we welcome all people to our church St John the Baptist and aim to reach out to everyone, sharing the faith and love of Jesus Christ.
Are you up for a challenge?
a rural Parish we think more could be made of the Harvest celebrations so
taking the idea from Battle and others, we would like to hold a scarecrow
festival at Harvest time and challenge all the societies and individuals to
make a scarecrow. This is how it goes ….
All Scarecrows Welcome!
must be registered at the Rectory before Monday 23d September with a small
donation for the Servery Fund. Each
entrant will be given a number which must be displayed with their scarecrow
display along with the title of the Scarecrow.
are no rules of type of scarecrow but please keep it tasteful.
should be displayed where they can be easily seen without blocking public
footpaths. Voting for your favourite
scarecrow will open at 10 am Saturday 28 September and an online
map with all the entrants, names and locations will be published on the church
website and a paper version can be collected from the Rectory.
Services in the coming weeks
Sunday August 18 Trinity
9.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Ebony
10.30 am Matins (BCP) Wittersham
Sunday August 25 Trinity
10.30 am Parish Eucharist Wittersham
Sunday September 1
Parish Eucharist Wittersham
Sunday September 8
9.00 am Holy Communion BCP Wittersham
10.00 am Active Church with breakfast rolls
Sunday September 15
9.00 am Holy Communion Ebony (BCP)
10.30 am Matins Wittersham BCP
The Ashford Food Bank
Please note that throughout this year we will have a box at the back of Wittersham Church for contributions for the Ashford Food Bank. Gifts can be of tins or packets of food or bath or cleaning goods. The gifts will be taken once a month to the food bank. Thank you once again for your generosity.
Pictures of Archbishop Justin Welby's
visit to our church
We are looking for
(age 9 and above)
Would you like to join our choir? ..............................................................................................................
Terry Kirby 270844
Deputy Warden :
Felicitie Sykes 270639
Benefice: Rother and Oxney
Parish Legal Name: Wittersham (560281 6/281) C of E Church Info: (606281 6/281)