Sunday 17th July 2022

Our service this morning was led by Revd Paul Dean. For those in person the act of Holy Communion followed the end of the LiveStream. We listened to readings from Genesis 18:1-10 and Luke 10:38-42.

Paul spoke this morning about the roles of Martha and Mary.  Martha was enabling the space in which Mary could learn from Jesus.  The connection to last week’s reading of yhe parable of the Good Samaritan and the role reversals inherent in the text.  We should make the most of our God given gifts to serve the needs of God.

Devotions for Sunday 17th July 2022

In this week’s edition of the South Kent Methodist Circuit Worship Podcast, Revd. Gill Songer brings the story of Martha and Mary to life, in Luke 10:38 – 42, read by Paul Missin. Songs are from Singing the Faith, number 611 “Brother, sister, let me serve you”, led by Hugh, and number 531, “What a friend we have in Jesus” sung by the Congregation of Tenterden Methodist Church, with Ian Verran playing the organ.


Sunday 10th July 2022

Our service from the United Church Cade Road was led by Mr Paul Missin. We are grateful for the worship band stepping up to help with some of the hymns this morning.

We listened to Deuteronomy 30:11-20 and the parable of the Good Samarian from Luke 10:25-37. Paul spoke about balance and the hidden message in the story around the parable.

This afternoon at 3pm we run Messy Church at The John Wesley CEM Primary School.

Our service next Sunday at 10:30 will be led by Revd Paul Dean.

Sunday 26th June 2022

Our United All Age Worship this morning was led by Mr Tom Lewis from the United Church Cade Road.

We talked about the rich man and the poor man, reminding us about our priorities in life.

How can we choose to live for God this week.

Devotions for Sunday 26th June 2022

In this episode of the South Kent Methodist Circuit Weekly Worship Podcast, which is introduced by Lisa Cooper, Roy Hollands considers how Christ had “no place to lay his head”, and thinks about what it means to be a refugee. The readings are Luke 9: 51 – 62, and Galatians 1: 13 – 25, and are read by Ruth Bamford. Songs are from Singing the Faith, numbers 706 and 681.

Sunday 19th June 2022

This morning our service was led by Revd Paul Glass.  He spoke to the children about diversity through the Disney films an TV shows.

We heard readings from Isaiah 65 and Luke 8. There was a meditation putting the reading into its time and a discussion of the healing power of Jesus.

Jesus was willing to cross every boundary in his world to heal the man and cast out Legion. Sometimes we have to stay like the man in an environment that makes us uncomfortable and work for the Lord in our community.

Devotions for Sunday 19th June 2022

On this Father’s Day we listen to the story of legion and witness the power of Jesus.  Our reflection is provided by Revd Malcolm Peach and Dave is our presenter.  Music is provided by Victoria Methodist Church, Bristol, Joy & Ruth Everingham, the Choir of St James’ Church and BBC Songs of Praise.  We wish all Father’s a happy father’s day.

Devotions for Trinity Sunday, 12th June 2022

The reflection is by the Revd. Helen Hollands; the reading by Stewart French, John 16: 12 – 15, (NRSV). The Podcast is edited by Hugh Burnham, who contributes “Lord of the Dance” (Singing the Faith number 247). The congregation at Tenterden sing 455 “All my hope on God is founded”. The podcast opens with a round of “Clap your hands all you people”, found in Junior Praise.