September 19 2021_notice sheet

Diary events – Autumn 2021

Our Refresh Café and Parent & Toddlers Groups now meet every Tuesday

Sunday 19th September

  • Newcomers Tea @ 3pm

Saturday 25th September

  • Church Work Party

Saturday 2nd October

  • Harvest Supper – details to follow

Sunday 3rd October

  • All Age Harvest Service @ 10am
  • Hear Gods Word starts @ 4pm

Sunday 7th November

  • Church Birthday Celebration @ 10am
  • Shoebox Sunday

Saturday 13th November

  • Church Work Party

Sunday 14th November

  • Remembrance Sunday
  • All Saints Memorial Service @ 4pm

Teaching themes – Autumn 2021

5th The Vine John 15:1-17
12th The Counsellor John 15:26-16:15
19th Grief and Joy John 16:16-33
26th Jesus Prays John 17:1-26
3rd Majesty Psalm 8
10th No Other Gospel Galatians 1:1-12
17th Paul’s Testimony Galatians 1:12-2:10
24th Peer Pressure Galatians 2:22-21
31st Faith or Works? Galatians 3:1-25
7th Child or Slave? Galatians 3:26-4:7
10th Children of Promise Galatians 4:8-31
17th Freedom in the Spirit Galatians 5:1-26
24th Carry Each Other’s Burdens Galatians 6:1-18


Refresh Café: Tuesdays, 12.30-4.30pm – Relaunch
We are aiming to relaunch the weekly Refresh Café from September 2021, serving light lunches, a tea/coffee and/or a selection of pastries and soups.
A quiet area is available for study, with laptops and internet access, and also a craft area for younger children.

Prayer and Practical support
We are aware that many people are still bearing pain at this time, be it the loss of a loved one, a job, or a feeling of isolation Please do feel free to contact the church office and we’ll get back to you to support you in life’s journey. Remember that the church building will continue to open for Private Prayer on Wednesday afternoons, 2-3pm, where you can pray quietly and light a candle.

Financial Situation Letter (Feb 2021)

Christian Aid Week 2021
If you would like to support the work of Christian Aid, please see the details on the Christian Aid website

Climate Emergency
As a church, we want to do all that we can in relation to the world’s climate and environmental emergency – see our Statement of Intent

A call to pray for our nation from the Archbishop of Canterbury

A Message from Paul Harcourt – National Leader of New Wine

Mission Partners: Tim and Maggie Gaved
We have an update from Tim and Maggie of Wycliffe Bible Translators who we have supported for some time.
See the Talks page for the online service on 22 November 2020 when they were our guest speakers.

A new cross for Christ Church (June 2020)
Our thanks to Olu for arranging the replacement of the cross on the roof above the altar at Christ Church. The old cross had weathered and rain was entering the roof through the gap that had been created – hence the need for a replacement. This comes at a significant time for us – just as we are planning to re-open the church for prayer (hopefully two mornings a week from the start of July).
So let’s see the new cross as a symbol a new beginning, a sign of hope and a call to prayer, putting Christ at the centre of our lives and community!

Dartford Churches are working together to provide a foodbank of supplies for needy families. If you wish to donate goods, please place them in the box at the back of the church building (near the main entrance).

We support the Dartford Churches Winter Shelter Project and  the local Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre project.

Other Activities

We are now hosting Bach to Baby! – Bach to Baby concert for under 5s and their carers, 10.30-11.30. Coffee and mingle from 10am. See their website for details

We are also pleased to host the Dartford Township Choir – See their website for future events.