With November and December nearly upon us, I thought it would be helpful to give you some dates for your diary.
Wed 23 Nov, 19:30 pm, and for the next 5 Wednesdays: Churches Together in Tenterden Advent Course in Saint Mildred’s led by teams from local denomination.
Fri 25 Nov, 15.00 to 20.00; Christmas Tree for Peace event in Zion Baptist Church.
Fri and Sat 25 and 26 Nov; Late Night Christmas Shopping in Tenterden.
Sat 3 Dec; Final day to assemble presents for the Town’s needy children and the Big Wrap. (See Below for details of how you can help.)
Sat 10 Dec 10.00 am to 16.00 pm (to be confirmed): Saint Andrew’s pre-Christmas clean and decorate and set up the crib and tree to music and food and mulled wine etc.
Sun 11 Dec, 15:00 pm: The Methodist Church – Organ Recital with Carols followed by tea and cakes, in aid of the Old School House Larder project
Wed 21 Dec, 19:30 pm: Annual Churches Together Carol Service in Saint Mildred’s Church.
Sat 24 Dec, 18:00 pm: Vigil Mass for Christmas and 21:00 pm Mass during the night for Christmas.
Sun 25 Dec, 10:00 am, Christmas Day Mass; 12.00 noon, Extra-ordinary Form Christmas Mass.
Churches Together In Tenterden: Christmas Cheer and Christmas Big Wrap 2022
Through this year’s Christmas Cheer and Christmas Big Wrap Appeal, we will once again try and brighten the lives of people in our communities who are finding life tough.
How can you help?
First, by making a financial donation. The donations we receive will be turned into Tesco Gift Vouchers and given to hard-pressed local families, identified by the Family Liaison Officer at each of our schools: Rolvenden County Primary School, St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, Tenterden County Infant School and Tenterden Church of England Junior School, and Wittersham Church of England Primary School.
If you wish to donate, you can do so online (here are the bank details): Lloyds / 30 90 28 / 01663306 / PCC St Mildreds. Please identify your donation, using the phrase Christmas Cheer and Big Wrap Appeal.
Alternatively, pop your donation into an envelope marked Christmas Cheer and Big Wrap Appeal and give it to one of our ministers, put it through the letterbox at either Appledore or Tenterden Vicarage, or post it (cheques made payable to PCC St Mildred’s) to The Vicarage, Old Way, Appledore, Ashford, Kent TN26 2DB, or The Vicarage, Church Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6AT.
Donations can be large, small, or somewhere in between. Please give if you can. It would help us if your donation could be received by Sunday 4th December. Thank you!
Second, take along a brand-new Christmas present, suitable for a child, to the Christmas Cheer and Christmas Big Wrap wrapping session at St Mildred, Tenterden, on Saturday 3rd December from 9.30am. All presents will go to the same families as the Tesco Gift Cards.
In the past, the Christmas Cheer and Christmas Big Wrap Appeal has received some very moving letters of gratitude, and so we know that we will make a real difference to people’s lives this Christmas.