EVENTS AT AND AROUND ALL SAINTS
Finally an event or two!! With the Covid pandemic we almost drew a blank in 2021 but this year we are pretty well able to resume our usual run of annual events, starting with the Five Church Walk which took place on May 2nd. Full details on their website here. Following this there was the annual pilgrimage from Trafalgar Square in London to Canterbury by The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields. This year the walkers - usually around 120 but this year around 70 - landed at All Saints around 09.30 on Saturday 4th June to fill up on sandwiches and warm themselves by the fire in the Tudor porch before heading off to Chilham and Chartham for tea and cakes. It's always a fun event, but involves a lot of sandwich making! If you would you like to help with this in future or any other planned event please phone 627117 for info and a warm welcome.
We then had the Stour Music Festival in June with some stunning performances of early music, followed by a super free concert by Ashford's popular INVICTA SINGERS on July16.
And now we look forward to a performance by the splendid PRIMAVERA ENSEMBLE on September 4th. Not to be missed.
But not everything takes place at All Saints. On June 19th and 26th we returned for an open-air service in the beautiful and tranquil setting of St Mary's church, now a ruin, by the lake in Eastwell Park.
What's the picture below? It's the audience at this year's Stour Festival awaiting the start, with a view of our "new" organ in the background.
More on Stour here: https://www.stourmusic.org.uk