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ELHAM BENEFICE CHURCHES CALENDAR  - See Elham Methodist Church Calendar below
2nd Sunday before AdventSun, Nov 19, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  08:45Matins BCPAcrise
  09:30Sung EucharistElham
  09:30Eucharist Order 2Paddlesworth
  13:00Baptism Service RegentDenton
Christ the KingSun, Nov 26, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  11:00Elham Valley Group Service in the CathedralCanterbury
 Wed, Nov 29, 201718:30Elham Valley Group Advent Talk with Worship and RefreshmentsAcrise
 December 2017   
Advent SundaySun, Dec 3, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  09:30Advent Carols with a Shortened Eucharist BCPAcrise
  09:30Sung EucharistElham
  11:15New Day ServiceDenton
 Tue, Dec 5, 201709:00Chrinstingle Service in School- Community invitedSelsted
 Wed, Dec 6, 201718:30Elham Valley Group Advent Talk with Worship and RefreshmentsLyminge
Advent 2Sun, Dec 10, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  08:45Holy Communion BCPAcrise
  15:00Carol ServiceElham
 Mon, Dec 11, 201710:00WI Carol ServiceAcrise
 Wed, Dec 13, 201718:30Elham Valley Group Advent Talk with Worship and RefreshmentsPostling
 Thu, Dec 14, 201713:30Elham School Christingle in ChurchElham
Advent 3Sun, Dec 17, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  08:45Matins BCPAcrise
   Christmas Market in Church 11-2pmElham
  11:15Carole Service in ChurchDenton
  15:00Nativity in Acrise ChurchAcrise
 Wed, Dec 20, 201718:30Elham Valley Group Advent Talk with Worship and RefreshmentsElham
Christmas EveSun, Dec 24, 201709:30Nine Lessons and CarolsAcrise
  17;00Crib ServiceElham
  18:30Carol Service in ChurchWootton
  23:00Midnight EucharistElham
Christmas DayMon, Dec 25, 201709:30Christmas Family Sung Eucharist ShortenedElham
  09:30Christmas Holy CommunionAcrise
New Years EveSun, Dec 31, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  10:30Elham Valley Farewell  Eucharist Service for Rev'd Peter AshmanLyminge

ELHAM METHODIST CHURCH:                                   All services will be at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

November 2017

Nov. 19th  10.15am Elham Valley Service at Rhodes Minnis

Nov. 26th Local arrangement service 

December 2017

Dec. 3rd    Rev’d Sam Funnell (Holy Communion)

Dec  10th3.30pm Elham Valley Tea Service at Rhodes Minnis



Elham Methodist Church hosts two prayer meetings in the Methodist Hall, open to all persons of any denomination or none.

On the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm half to three quarters of an hour of prayers, led by Rev Kevin Taylor & members

of the church & including a cup of tea.  On a Saturday morning, every quarter at 8 am half an hour of prayer led by various

Ministers followed by breakfast (cereal, toast, juice & coffee or tea-please let David Whitethread know if you are coming, for

catering numbers- 840650) at 8.30.  The next Thursday meeting will be 7th December. The next Prayer Breakfast will be 2nd December.

All welcome, come and join us. 


Canon David Ratcliff produces an occasional ‘Elham Area Church News’. If you would like to receive this, please email him on

He is happy to hear of any church service and event items that could be included if received in good time.

Other services
Methodist Church Elham

For details of Methodist Church Services and events please see above Calendar

Regular Mid-Week Services in Elham

at St. Mary's Church

9. a.m. every Friday morning 15 Minute Silent Prayer for Peace. 
Evensong or Ecumenical Taizé style servicesof hymns, prayer, readings and meditation are held in St. Mary's Church Elham on a Sunday evening on the 4th. Sunday of some months. Watch the Calendar for details
Who is doing what?

TO SEE WHO ARE THE INTERCESSORS AND READERS: see the Activities Pages or the lists or the Monthly Bulletin at Church  

TO SEE THE SERVERS' ROTAS arranged by Reg Hoare 01303 840 434
The latest rota  can be seen on the relevant Activities Page or the list in the Vestry at Church.