Welcome to the Bridge Benefice

The Bridge Benefice covers five churches in the area: Bridge, Bekesbourne, Patrixbourne, Nackington and Lower Hardres.

The vicarage welcomes enquiries from anyone (even if they do not attend church) about Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals in any of the churches as well as Funerals to be held at the crematorium.

Please also visit our prayer pages and pray for the sick and remember those whom we have lost.

The parishes of the benefice currently have a clergy vacancy.

If you have a pastoral church matter (including funeral requests) please call Mrs Margaret Clarke, Benefice Reader, on 07541 229239 or 01227 765598.

If you have an administrative church matter (including wedding and baptism requests) please email Mrs Lindsay McInally, The Bridge Benefice Administrator, lamcinally@googlemail.com

Thank you,

The Churchwardens.


In Memoriam
Gwendoline Joan Davies
20:12:1923 ~ 5:12:2003

Notices

New Archdeacon and Canterbury appointed

The Rt. Rev'd Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover, has announced the appointment of the Very Rev'd Jo Kelly-Moore to serve as the next Archdeacon of Canterbury.


Canterbury Food Bank

Yellow bins for donations will stay in Bridge and Patrixbourne churches, as the Food Bank continues to need our help.

The congregations have all been incredibly generous so far. Many thanks to those who have already donated.

Events

Benefice activities and groups (mostly based in Bridge) include:

Confirmation Classes

These run separately for adults and children (usually year 6 and up). Please contact the Vicar to find out when the next run of classes will take place. Usually there are 8 - 10 sessions held over a few months before the confirmation service itself. Confirmation classes are an opportunity to explore and discuss the Christian faith in a small group - a candidate may decide that they do not wish to be confirmed at the end of the classes, there is no obligation to be confirmed at the end if you do not wish to do so.

Caring & Sharing

A social group for women, meeting fortnightly on Monday evenings. Contact Peggy Pryer Tel: 01227 832058 or mob: 07860 591887

After Eights

An evening bible study group, meeting twice a month on Tuesdays. Contact Margaret Clarke Tel: 01227 765598

On the Nail

Parish magazine for Bekesbourne, Bridge and Patrixbourne. To request a copy to be delivered each month, contact your local churchwardens or the vicarage.

Morrisons Let's Grow Vouchers

Bridge School are collecting the Morrisons Let's Grow Vouchers for free gardening equipment.

All vouchers are gratefully received and can be handed in to the School Office.


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St Peter's, Bridge

St Peter's, Bridge

Services
Tuesday 6 December

Bridge
9.30am
Holy Communion


Sunday 11 December
Third Sunday of Advent

Nackington
9.30am
Christmas Carols/Salvation Army
Canon R Humphriss

Lower Hardres
4.00pm
Carols and Readings
Mrs M Clarke

Bridge
11.00am
Parish Eucharist

Bekesbourne
8.00am
BCP Holy Communion
Canon R Humphriss


Tuesday 13 December

Bridge
9.30am
Holy Communion


Sunday 18 December
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Lower Hardres
3.00pm
Crib Service
Mrs M Clarke

Bridge
6.00pm
Christmas Carol Service
Mrs M Clarke & Canon G Manley

Bekesbourne
9.30am
Benefice Eucharist
Bishop Trevor


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