BART Group of Churches
What's going on in Trottiscliffe
Services - please click on the "Our services" link above
The Power of Prayer
Saturday March 2nd
New venue - Ryarsh Church Hall
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain - Psalm 127:1
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.
Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday
St Peter & St Paul, Trottiscliffe
6th March at 12noon
BART Women's Fellowship
BART Women’s Fellowship It was a great pleasure to welcome back the Reverend Struan Dunn, Rector of the BART parishes from 1983 – 1991, to our February meeting. Many members remember Struan and Sylvia, his wife, and family, with great affection. Under his chosen title of ‘A Splash of Words’, Struan shared with everyone his love of poetry, the bible – particularly the beautiful words of the psalms – and the King James bible. He concluded by reading some of his own poignant and haunting poems.
The speaker at our next meeting - to be held at 2.00pm in Ryarsh Church Hall on Thursday, 7th March will be Julia Smith. Julia will be speaking about the Hospice Movement in general and the Heart of Kent Hospice in particular – a subject close to all our hearts.
BART 4-PARISH LENT COURSE
Another Story Must Begin
using stories from Les Misérables
Friday Evening (from 7.30pm for 7.45pm start)
starting 8th March &
Tuesday Lunchtime (from 12 noon, bring lunch, soup provided)
starting 12th March
at St Margaret’s Addington
Bible days for Women
Ryarsh Village Hall
Wednesday 20th March 2019
9.15 am - 2.15pm
Cost £10 to include drinks soup and a sandwich lunch
To book call/text 07927 325 977 or email email@example.com
2019 Annual Meetings of Parishioners (AMP)
and Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM)
Church Wardens are elected at the AMP, which may be attended by all whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and all who are resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence.
Financial and Annual Reports are presented at the APCM, at which all people whose names are on the electoral roll of the parish may participate.
April 14th after the 9.30am morning service
Tuesday Lunch Time Bible Study
12 noon to 2 pm on Tuesday in the
Geoffrey Grimes Room, St Margaret, Addington
please bring your own lunch — soup and tea/coffee are provided
contact Linda 01732842249
or just come along
See Addington page for this month's dates
Wednesday evening Bible Study
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
Walking the dog
We are a group of from BART who meet up once a month
for a gentle walk with and without our dogs
Second Saturday of each month 8:30-9:30 am,
Meet at St. Margaret, Addington
Everyone Welcome - even non-dog owners!!!
Last year the amount raised from selling preserves in the church was slightly down on previous years, £845, still a worthwhile sum. Many thanks to all those who contribute in so many different ways to the success of the venture .
For those who may be new to the village, and who may like to support us, the church is open every day and is closer than the shops if you need a jar of marmalade, jam or chutney.
Food bank box
If you choose to donate biscuits to the food bank box in the church porch I’m sure that they will be enjoyed by the recipients, but please don’t think that someone has pinched them when they disappear. There seems to be a mouse that likes biscuits too! So the biscuits will be stored at Commority until there are enough other goodies in the box to take it to Margaret Ivell in Birling, who coordinates the deliveries to the Pilsdon centre.
Thursday Morning Prayer
Come and join us in bible reading and prayer for our communities, including our schools, the world, and the church at 8.30am for half an hour at St Peter & St Paul, Trottiscliffe, each Thursday morning.