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Acrise Church and other News October 2017



Church Services at Acrise for November 2017

Sunday 5th November                           Holy Communion                                           9.30am

Sunday 12th November                Holy Communion: Remembrance Sunday 8.45am                                  

Sunday 19th November                        Matins                                                              8.45am

Sunday  26th November                       Benefice Holy Communion at Canterbury Cathedral           11.00am                                              (No service at Acrise)

Christmas Events at Acrise


Advent Carols with a shortened Holy Communion: Sunday 3rd of December at 9.30am


Nativity Play:  Sunday 17th December at 3.00pm

(See notice overleaf)


Nine Lessons and Carols:9.30am service on Sunday 24th December (This will be organised by Sharon and Janet)


Christmas Day Holy Communion: 9.30am on

25th December.


Sunday 31st December: Benefice Service at Lyminge (not Elham). This will be a Holy Communion for the Lyminge and Elham Benefices to mark the retirement of Reverend Peter Ashman and will be at 11.00am.  It will be the only service in the two benefices.

            Acrise Local Regular Meetings

Sewing Class 2nd & 4th Wednesdays HVH 9.30-12.30

Craft Club 1st & 3rd Thursday afternoons HVH

Gardeners’ Society 1st Wednesday of each month 7.30 HVH

Walkers meet 2nd Wednesday of each month

The Men’s Club meets every Friday for lunch 12-1pm HVH

Pudding Club meet 4th Wednesday of each month

WI meet 1st Tuesday of each month 2.00 & 3rd Wednesday 7.30 HVH

Bible Study/Discussion Group 1st Saturday of each month

Hawkinge Spitfires Over 50s Club meet 1st Wednesday of each month  HVH 2.00pm.

Hawkinge Short Mat Bowls Club – Mondays 7.00-10.00pm Community Centre

Alzheimer’s Society meet 3rd Wednesday of each month

Mothers’ Union 3rd Wednesday in the month with Janet Hutchings

Jump for Joy 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month 10.00 – 11.30

BINGO: HVH 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, doors open 7.40pm

ACORNS October 2017

Acorns October 2017 in pdf format

Acorns October 2017 in MS Word format

Acrise Church News: November

Acrise Church News: November 2017

Acrise Remembered: This portrait of an East Kent village by local residents was produced by Stephen Scoffam in 2016 is still available in the church or from Sue or Mike Prebble for £3.

Harvest Festival: Sunday 1st October

The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, foliage, fruit and vegetables and was a reflection of the bountiful harvest we have had this year.  Thanks to the group who decorated the church on the Saturday morning and to all those who contributed flowers and produce.  After celebrating the Eucharist led by Reverend Jane, we shared harvest refreshments of bread cheese and cakes after the service. Thanks to those who baked the bread and cakes. The gifts of produce were taken to Age UK at Lyminge on the following Tuesday.


Christmas Events

Benefice Advent Worship: There will be a service each Wednesday in Advent starting at 6.30pm at the following churches:

Wednesday 29th November: Acrise (Theme of Hope)

Wednesday 6th December: Lyminge (Theme of Peace)

Wednesday 13th December: Postling (Theme of Love)

Wednesday 20th December: Elham (Theme of Joy)

The service will consist of two hymns, a reading, a homily and Compline.  You are welcome to join the joint choir for

these services.

Thurs 14th December: Meet at Acrise Mews 7.00pm.  Christmas refreshments will be served.

Monday 18th  December: Coach and School Road 7.00pm.  Meet at the crossroads of School and Coach Roads.  Refreshments afterwards at Laura and Jerry’s home.


Monthly Bible Study   (from Sharon Paine)

Once a month a small group meet for bible study at my home.  We are currently looking at how elements of Celtic Christianity can help us today. 

We meet from 10am until 12 noon and would. welcome new people to join us.  If you would like to know more, please call Sharon on 01303 893851.


St Martin’s Christmas Fayre in Elham Village Hall on Saturday 2nd December from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

If you wish to book a table please contact Sue Godden on 01303 893355.  Leave a message on the answer phone if she is not there and she will get back to you. 

If you could help with this event or could donate nearly new items, cakes or raffle prizes, please ring01303844640 (Sue Prebble).  The Poster advertising the Christmas Fayre is now available in church and via e-mail.  Please do your best to encourage people to come.