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Bishop Trevor as he confirmed six young people and baptised two.

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:16 AM Comments comments ()
On 20 June we were delighted to welcome Bishop Trevor as he confirmed six young people and baptised two. We welcomed newly confirmed Serena, Katie, Sophie, James, Niamh and Evie and also Sam, James younger brother who was baptised with his brother.

Christmas 2016 Wittersham Church

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 4:23 AM Comments comments ()

Prayer bubbles at the Christmas service.  
Many adults as well as children enjoyed blowing 
prayer bubbles after the service.

Roving Nativity.
We really loved taking a roving Nativity around some of the roads of Wittersham before Christmas.    

We took two lambs and a Shetland pony as well as juice and sweets for the children and mulled wine and mince pies for the adults.    We had many supportive comments like “Thank you, you have brought Christmas to us, we really feel that Christmas is here now”    

Plough Sunday
We celebrated the first of four rural festivals in January.  Farmer Ed and Farrier Paul brought the plough into the church which was then blessed.   Many farms rely on animals for their livelihood so the Lovejoy family kindly brought two lambs into church and a prayer was said for all farm animals.  We started with breakfast and the service was followed by a ploughman’s lunch.


Victorian Fete

Posted on September 7, 2015 at 5:02 AM Comments comments ()
Our Victorian Fete

We had a wonderful time replicating a Fete that was first held in the Rectory Garden in 1885.     Many people came to enjoy the fun of sideshows, children's and adult races, Temperance tent, Beer tent, Fashion show and Baby show with much more. We were entertained by Wittersham's own "The Banned" and in the evening with Pete and Doreen and their friends.  Tony Rawlins played his guitar and sang during the afternoon - evening interlude.    A BBQ and last night of the Proms Wittersham style ended a most enjoyable day when we were pleased to welcome so many people to join in the fun.

Cranbrook Town Band

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 7:27 AM Comments comments ()
What a fantastic evening we had when Cranbrook Town Band came to entertain us on St George's Day. As usual the band were brilliant and we were well supported by over 80 people coming to hear them.

Again thanks to the Band and how lovely to see our church being open to so many.

what a surprise

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 1:35 AM Comments comments ()
I would like to thank the Parish Council and all concerned in nominating me for the KALC Community Award which I was privileged and humbled to receive last Tuesday from the High Sheriff of Kent..   

How wonderful it was to have the new Village shop officially opened at the same occasion and our thanks to Dax for all his hard work in providing us once again with a local shop.

Easter 2015

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 4:09 AM Comments comments ()
How wonderful it was to see so many people and especially the children on Easter Day.

On Good Friday the children (with help from Kathy) made us a beautiful Easter Garden at the front of the church.  On Easter day they transformed it (with a little help from David) with flowers.

How beautiful it looks and really gives us the wonderful feeling that something very special happened at Easter!

He is risen!  Jesus is risen indeed.

Children's Activity Day

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 6:44 AM Comments comments ()
On August 7th we held our annual Activity Day for youngsters aged between 4 and 11.        We played games, made cakes and iced biscuits and heard about St Paul's teaching on how the body needs to work together to be successful. Following this we had little competitions which needed teamwork and the most popular of these was building a tower with marshmallows and raw spaghetti!!

We sent balloons on their way late in the afternoon and have heard that one landed in Hythe.   We await for news of the others.  A great day enjoyed by all.

Commemoration of the start of WW1

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments ()
On August 4th it was a real privilege to be asked by the British Legion to hold a  short service at the War Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1.    This was a short service and attended by over forty people.

In the evening again many came together to hold a candlelit vigil between 10pm and 11pm.   Our thanks go to the British Legion and to the Parish Council for arranging this very poignant experience.

It is hoped that the PCC will be able to create a remembrance garden in the churchyard where people can sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our beautiful village.    In this centenary year we thought we could create this garden by planting 21 rose bushes in memory of the 21 servicemen of this village who lost their lives in the first world war.   

June Art Festival

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 6:18 AM Comments comments ()
We had a very successful Art weekend in June.   It is amazing how much local talent there is around the Isle of Oxney.  We were very lucky to have 17 artists and photographers exhibiting their work.   We served refreshments and some visitors ventured up the tower to enjoy the views.   If you were lucky you would have seen our "resident artist" Karl Terry with his easel painting some magnificent pictures of the views one can only appreciate from the top of our tower.    A great weekend.  Thanks to all who exhibited and to our many visitors.

The resurrection of the Lychgate

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 8:18 AM Comments comments ()
What a joy it is to get our lychgate restored to its former glory.
It came down originally in the storms of last October and suffered further damage with the ensuing inclement weather.

Gladly now, with the use of a crane and some excellent work by TeamTenterden it has new oak posts and is standing up fully restored.   Thanks to Tony Mallet for this photo which shows part of the repair process.