Circuit Christmas Services

The South Kent Methodist Circuit Christmas Services are now listed on the circuit website.

We will be hosting a Nativity service at 4pm on Sunday 19th December as well as our regular morning services at 10:30am and evening services at 5pm.  On Christmas Day will be meeting in-person at 10:30am and the service will also be available via our YouTube Channel.

Christmas Services

3Generate

A number of our young people and leaders are enjoying 3Generate at the NEC in Birmingham. There they are joining with young Methodist from around the country and exploring their faith.

We hope they have a great time and look forward yo hearing all about it.

Camping inside the NEC

Ashford Interfaith Walk

On Wednesday 18th August 2021 there will be an Interfaith Walk starting at St Mary the Virgin (Ashford Town Church, Tufton St, Churchyard, TN23 1QG). Walking via Bank Street, across the foot bridge, around the Victoria Park fountain, along the Stour River and finishing at Ashford Mosque (Ashford Muslim Centre, 79 Torrington Rd, TN23 7TG)

Light Refreshments will be provided at  the Finish and will be Pre-Packed and Free

Everyone is welcome to join this walk and get to know people of other faiths.

Please bring your own water for the walk.

Donations towards the Ashford Food Band will be gratefully accepted.

For further information please email ashfordinterfaith@gmail.com

This event is organised by Ashford Interfaith Group, for people of all faiths and none.

Climate Justice for All: Have Your Say

You are invited to join us for our ‘Have Your Say’ events on either June 9th, June 12th or July
13th.

These events consist of a 45-minute consultation hosted by CJ4A
(worldmethodistcounil.org/cj4a) in partnership with Green Agents of Change
(methodist.org.uk/greenagentsofchange).

As part of the CJ4A campaign, we want to send a ‘call to action’ from Methodists to the UK
government’s COP Ambassadors. Local Methodist churches and groups will be asked to add
their names to this call to action but, before taking that step, we want to hear from
Methodists across Britain.

What does climate justice look like for you? What should Britain be doing to ensure climate
justice for all?

If you attend a Methodist Church or group and would like to have your voice heard then
please do join us for one of these events, which are open to people of all ages (those under
18 will need a parent to book their ticket and give permission).

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-justice-for-all-have-your-saytickets-
152826206297

For any further information, please email: pugmirem@methodistchurch.org

YouTube Issues

Dear all,

We are very sorry for the issues this morning that has meant that our LiveStreamed service has not worked.  Unfortunately the issue has meant that there is not a recording of the service either.  We will work on solving this issue for next week and hope to be back to normal for then.

UCA AV person

We’re Back in the Building

We have been looking forward to welcome people back into the building for worship, and are happy to announce that you can now join us in person for worship at 11am at our premises at Cade Road.

We will continue to Live Stream the services on our YouTube Channel, so if you don’t feel safe coming to church, or 11am doesn’t work for you you can still “join us”.

If you do plan on joining us in person then please use the pre-service booking form: Service Prebooking

‘Windows of Light’ Christmas Trail 2020

The following is taken from the Ashford Churches Noticeboard, our thanks to Ashford Baptist Church for organising.

A big ‘Thank you’ to all who have created a Window of Light in Ashford this Christmas – they look amazing! Together they form a Trail that people can follow from Friday 18thDecember to Sunday 27th December (they will be switched on between 5pm and 9pm). To make it a bit of a challenge, only street names are given and not the house numbers! The list of roads:
Brookfield Road (South Ashford Baptist Church)
Breadlands Road
Cade Road (United Church)
Church Hill, Kingsnorth
Churchyard
Constantine Road
Finn Farm Road

Hawthorne Road

Hoppers Way
Hunter Avenue
Hythe Road (Willesborough Baptist Church)
Magazine Road 1
Magazine Road 2
Millfield
Mill Hill, Ashford Road (Bloss Coffee)
Musgrove
Skylark Way
Springwood Close
St John’s Lane (Ashford Baptist Church)
Steeds Lane
The Bulrushes
Torrington Road
Tunbridge Way
Upper Queens Road
Vicarage Lane

A map is now available on the Ashford Baptist Church Website: https://www.ashfordbaptist.org.uk/windows-of-light-at-christmas/

If you have not yet made a Window of Light yourself, but are inspired by what you see, then please feel free to make one anyway. If you would like it to be included in the Trail, then we will update the list before Christmas. Just text ‘Window’ plus your street name to 07523 270369 (this is a church mobile and you will not be contacted). Instructions to make a Window (if you need them) are on the ‘Ashford Churches Noticeboard’ FaceBook page.
Happy Christmas!