EVENTS AT AND AROUND ALL SAINTS
What events? Several normally take place during the year, but with the coronavirus lockdown upon us it looks like we may be drawing a blank this year. Let us hope not. In a normal year 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. This year it would have taken place on the revised Bank Holiday - VE Day - Friday May 8th and with kind weather, everyone would have had a great time. On the second Bank Holiday (May 25th) we'd expect to welcome the St Martin-in-the-Fields' annual pilgrimage from London to Canterbury, when around 120 walkers call in to be fed and watered and sit by the fire in the Tudor porch, which is always lit for them. If you can help with either event - in a normal year! - by making and/or serving sandwiches etc please phone one of us on 01233 627117 or 623618. It's a fun time and all offers of help are much appreciated.
In June we MAY have again the magnificent Stour Music Festival (19 to 28 June) when up to 450 patrons pack into the church to hear a wonderful programme over two weekends. Time will tell.
But not everything takes place at All Saints. Depending on the progress of the pandemic we may on one of the "Stour" Sundays hold another service in the open air in the beautiful and tranquil setting of St Mary's church, now a ruin, by the lake in Eastwell Park. And as you can see from the home page, we moved lock, stock and barrel to St Christopher's church for our winter Sunday Services, as All Saints gets too cold. Goodness knows how they all managed before we acquired St Christopher's! Anyhow, at some stage we'll be back at All Saints, when we do hope you will join us.