EVENTS AT AND AROUND ALL SAINTS
What events? Sadly we've almost drawn a blank since last year but village resident Mark Kingswood and friends were able to make use of All Saints' exceptional acoustic qualities to record his Christmas Special. SEE BELOW for more details.
In a normal year (2022?) we'd start with the popular Five Church Walk which links five rural churches in a circular route across the Kent Downs, on the first Bank Holiday in May. So sad that this fantastic event had to be cancelled for the second year running, with the resultant loss of income to Kent Air Ambulance and Pilgrims' Hospice as well as this church. On the second Bank Holiday (May 31st) the St Martin-in-the-Fields' annual pilgrimage from London to Canterbury, would normally arrive with around 120 walkers to be fed and watered and to sit by the fire in the Tudor porch, which is always lit for them. Again cancelled, but if in the future you'd like to help with this by making and/or serving sandwiches, please phone one of us on 01233 627117 or 623618. It's a fun time and all offers of help are much appreciated.
Fortunately plans are still going ahead for the magnificent Stour Music Festival and social distancing will be achieved by halving the usual 400 patrons but doubling the performances. As with last year's much reduced festival there will also be virtual performances streamed from the church. For further information about Stour click here.
Also we are currently planning a fun, family weekend (Jul 31/Aug1) with a series of events in and around All Saints. Watch this space for further information.......
But not everything takes place at All Saints. Again in June (27th) we shall be holding aour annual open-air service in the beautiful and tranquil setting of St Mary's church, now a ruin, by the lake in Eastwell Park. But for all other services we are now back at All Saints for regular Sunday worship from May16th (at 09.30). We do hope you will join us for an event or a service one day.
You can see and hear more of Mark here: