EVENTS AT AND AROUND ALL SAINTS
Finally an event or two!! Sadly, with the Covid pandemic we almost drew a blank in 2021 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.
For the moment we are just hoping that we'll be able to resume our usual run of annual events, starting with the Five Church Walk on May 2nd. And maybe also confirmation of the annual pilgrimage from London to Canterbury by The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields over the second May Bank Holiday weekend. The walkers - usually around 120 - should 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, but involves a lot of sandwich making! Would you like to help with this or any other planned event? Please phone 627117 for a warm welcome!
But not everything takes place at All Saints. In June (26th) we should be 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. By then all other services will be 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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