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Acrise Church and other News July 2017


Sunday23rd July          Matins                                              8.45am            

Sunday 30th July          Benefice Service: Wootton              10.0am

            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 July 2017 PDF format

ACORNS July 2017 MS WORD format

Acrise Church News: July 2017

Acrise Church News: July 2017

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

Cream Tea Afternoon – Saturday 3rd June: We were lucky to have a warm and sunny day for this community event to raise money for Flower Festival expenses.  We had a record number of people attending and raised the magnificent sum of £812.12 plus £70 sponsorship for flower arrangements making a grand total of £882.12.  Many thanks to those who helped with the afternoon and all those who supported it.  Do come to the Flower Festival on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August.  You will be made most welcome and have a very enjoyable time.

Sunday 2nd July: Patronal Breakfast after the 9.30am Holy Communion.  This is our traditional ‘bring and share’ parish breakfast so everyone is welcome.


Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August:Acrise Flower Festival(10.00am until 5.00pm each day):HELP!

We would be grateful for help with:

Cleaning the church and preparing for decorating on Monday 31st July; erecting tents and preparing the site on Wednesday 2nd August; preparing and decorating the church on Friday 4th August; running a stall or generally helping on the Saturday and/or Sunday.

  We always have great help from the local community which makes the Flower Festival such a successful event: good weather helps too.

Donations of foliage and flowers, which will reduce costs and help us decorate the church in a way which reflects its rural and historic atmosphere, would be much appreciated, as would plants for the plant stall.  Cakes, fruit/vegetables, crafts, bric-a-brac, raffle and tombola prizes will also be welcome as would any help with jam making for the produce stall or sewing/knitting for the fancy goods stall. If you can help, know anyone who can help or want more information please ring Sue or Mike on 01303844640 or e-mail mike.prebble@btinternet or

Posters and flyers will be available from mid-June at the church or ring the above number.  We look forward to meeting old friends and welcoming new ones at the Festival.

The produce team are still collecting empty jam jars which can be deposited in the bin in the car park.  Thank you.

Sponsor a Flower Arrangement

If you would like to sponsor a flower arrangement in memory of a loved one then ring Jean Grieb on 01303892364 for details so that this can be organised before the church is decorated on Friday 4th August.  Jean has written to businesses that might be interested in sponsoring; if you know of a business that might be willing to sponsor then ring Jean.

N.B. Flower Festival Holy Communion: 9.30am on Sunday 6th August.

This will be a Benefice Service and a farewell to Archdeacon Philip who is retiring. 



Church Services at Acrise for July 2017

Sunday 2nd July          Holy Communion                            9.30am

Sunday 9th July          Acrise Fellowship Service               8.45am

Sunday 16thJuly             Matins                                              8.45am

Sunday 23rd July       Matins                                                  8.45am           

Sunday 30th July          Benefice Service: Wootton           10.00am

 Can we remember in our prayers: June and Jack Bayly and family, Thelma Finch and Pamela Jones.

Beating the Bounds – Saturday 16th September

We plan to complete beating the bounds of the northern part of the parish on Saturday 16th September, starting from the church at 10.00am.  We will walk directly to Ladwood as we covered the first part of the northern boundary on 21st May as part of the Benefice Walk.  We will walk towards Denton and around Blandred Farm before stopping for lunch at Reast Lane Gate.  After lunch we will cross the fields to Ridge Row and then walk back to the church, arriving there at about 3.00pm.

Please bring a packed lunch.  Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.  Anyone is welcome to join us.