BART Group of Churches
What's going on in Ryarsh
Services - please click on the relevant "services" link above
BART Women’s Fellowship
Helen Cooke, the speaker at the first meeting of the new year, gave an inspiring and most thought provoking talk on the subject of ‘Something New’. We also enjoyed some members’ recollections of their own wedding day and the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ which formed part of the celebrations.
The speaker at the next meeting, to be held at 2.00pm in Ryarsh Church Hall on Thursday, 6th February, will be Nathan Tough, speaking on behalf of the charity ‘Porchlight’, Kent’s largest charity for homeless and vulnerable people. Porchlight exists for people who have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to - some of whom are living on the streets, and others who are need of support to prevent or resolve any issues that could put them at risk of homelessness.
All ladies are very welcome!
Everybody Welcome to
A Service of Holy Communion
for Ash Wednesday
St Martin, Ryarsh
26th February at 10.30am
Let’s Do Lunch
Organised by Dynamic Future Together Community Interest Company with St Martin’s Church Ryarsh. It is supported by volunteers and Aylesford School pupils.
There will be an activity followed by a two course lunch.
The Cost is by Voluntary donation.
Free transport can be provided, if required, depending on our volunteers’ availability.
Please book your place and transport on 07436545788
Ryarsh Food Bank
A couple of years ago, the PCC decided to place a big plastic box in the porch at the church, in which any member of the church or village communities could place items of food to be used to support the work of Pilsdon in West Malling, which offers a refuge to people in crisis, providing an environment of acceptance and friendship where they can begin to rebuild their lives.
The box is rarely used.
If we received a school report on the subject of ‘Supporting the Needy in the Local Area’ the teacher’s comment might well be ‘could do better’!
Appropriate things to place in the box would be tins of tomatoes, baked beans, ham, fruit, tuna, sardines, soup, sweetcorn and meat pies; jars of coffee, marmalade or jam and boxes or packets of pasta or rice. It’s mainly a case of getting into the habit of bringing something.
If those who come to church for whatever reason or those who walk dogs along the footpath, could put just one item from the weekly shop in the box, then the food bank would be full each month. That’s real community! Let’s do it!
The Power of Prayer
Saturday February 1st
RYARSH CHURCH HALL
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain
Please come and join in prayer for all that is going on in our four parishes and for what more we could do in and for our communities and in prayer for our nation and for the world.
Tuesday Lunch Time Bible Study
From Now On
A Pre-Lent / Lent Bible Study based on the film The Greatest Showman
Feb, 4th & 18th; March, 3rd, 17th & 31st
12 noon, The Church Room St Margaret’s Addington
Bring your own lunch, soup & hot drinks provided
Start off by coming to see the entire film on 28th January at 3pm, same venue
The Wednesday evening Home Group meets alternate Wednesday evenings at 7.30.
It is held in the home of Chris and john Dudley and is currently studying Romans.
Please come at 7.15 for coffee, prompt start at 7.30 to finish at 8.30. Tel 01732 847158
See Addington page for this month's dates
To book Ryarsh Church Hall please contact Deborah Pellen 01732 873102