EVENTS AT AND AROUND ALL SAINTS
Several events take place during the year, starting 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 the walk took place on May 6th and with the weather like last year, everyone had a great time. Next year's walk is on May 4th so make a note and join us. On the second Bank Holiday (May 27th) we welcomed the St Martin-in-the-Fields' annual pilgrimage to Canterbury, when around 120 walkers called 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 sandwiches or would like to meet them next year - they're a lovely group - please note the date (May 25th) and phone one of us on 01233 627117 or 623618. It's a fun day and all offers of help are much appreciated. The same applies to the Five Church Walk too, of course. If you don't fancy walking we'd always appreciate your help in the catering department! Lots of hungry (some would say ravenous) walkers to satisfy, and they are always very appreciative of what's on offer.
In June we had the magnificent Stour Music Festival (21 to 30 June) when up to 450 patrons packed into the church to hear a wonderful programme over two weekends.
But not everything takes place at All Saints. On June 23rd we held another Sunday 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. Now that summer's gone we have moved to St Christopher's lock, stock and barrel for our Sunday Services, as All Saints gets too cold. Goodness knows how they all managed before we acquired St Christopher's! Anyhow, St Christopher's will be beautifully decorated for Christmas so do come to one of our seasonal services.