EVENTS AT AND AROUND ALL SAINTS
Finally an event or two!! Sadly, with the Covid pandemic we had almost drawn a blank since last year but at least the magnificent Stour Music Festival took place in June, and our own big fun weekend on July 31/August 1st, with lots of activities and attractions in and around the church was a great success, with trips up the tower one of the highlights. So much so that we have requests for a repeat.
And now we have confirmation of the annual pilgrimage from London to Canterbury by The Connection at St Martin in the Fields over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The walkers - 80 expected - will land at All Saints around 09.30 on Monday 30th to fill up on sandwiches and warm themselves by the fire in the Tudor porch before heading off to Chartham for tea and cakes. It's always a fun event , cancelled last year and delayed from May this year by Covid, but it involves a lot of sandwich making, especially with so many people away the year on holiday. Would you like to help? Please phone 623618 for a warm welcome!
But not everything takes place at All Saints. Again in June (27th) the rain held off and we were able to hold our annual open-air service in the beautiful and tranquil setting of St Mary's church, now a ruin, by the lake in Eastwell Park. All other services we are now back at All Saints for regular Sunday worship (at 09.30) until the autumn. We do hope you will join us for an event or a service one day.
What's the picture? It's Mark Kingswood recording his 2020 Christmas album in All Saints.
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