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ELHAM BENEFICE CHURCHES CALENDAR  - See Elham Methodist Church Calendar below
 August 2017

 Sat, Aug 26, 201713:00Wedding Nick Collins and Becky GaskillElham
11th Sunday after TrinitySun, Aug 27, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  08:45Matins BCPAcrise
  09:30Sung EucharistElham
  11:15Wootton WorshipWootton
 September 2017   
12th Sunday after TrinitySun, Sep 3, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  09:30Holy Communion BCPAcrise
  09:30Sung EucharistElham
  11:15New Day ServiceDenton
13th Sunday of TrinitySun, Sep 10, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  08:45Holy Communion BCPAcrise
Patronal Festival 09:30Sung EucharistElham
  11:15Wootton EucharistWootton
 Sat, Sep 16, 201717:00Wedding Adam Wood and Tracey FirmanDenton
14th Sunday after TrinitySun, Sep 17, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  08:45Matins BCPAcrise
  09:30Sung EucharistElham
15th Sunday after TrinitySun, Sep 24, 201708:00Holy Communion BCPElham
  08:45Matins BCPAcrise
Harvest Elham 09:30Harvest Service - Joint Village Service in the Methodist ChapelElham
  11:15Wootton WorshipWootton
   12.15HARVEST LUNCH in St. Mary's Church  Elham
 Sat, Sep 30, 201715:15Archdeacon's Farewell ServiceCanterbury Cathedral

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


13th Rev. Kevin Taylor (HC)

20th  Richard Blackwell    

27th  Jim Wilson

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 and members of the church and 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 and coffee or tea) at 8.30.  The next Thursday meetings will be 6th July and 3rd August. The next Prayer Breakfasts will be 2nd September and 2nd December. 

Anyone welcome, come and join us       



Vicarage Allsorts & Mystical Moments II

An evening of poetry & music at St Martin’s, Wootton. Saturday August 19th at 7pm.

All are welcome, light refreshments will be served during the interval. Free entrance and a retiring collection to assist the upkeep of our glorious church heritage.

Ride and Stride for Kent Churches: Saturday 9th September

Sue and Mike Prebble will be taking part and will be looking for Sponsors nearer the time. Anyone else who would like to take part see Sue. Details will be in the St Martin’s church after the Flower Festival. Last year our church raised over £500 towards the total of £137,000.



A ‘Welcome to Newcomers to Elham’ Coffee morning. Saturday 16th September 2017 10am to 12 noon. At the home of Diana and Patrick Wheeler: Elham Manor, Old Rd. Elham CT4 6UL. Please let Diana (840 310) or Gillian (840 624) know if you wish to receive an invitation or if youhave had new neighbours in the past year. Please include names and addresses. Children are welcome. Members of local organisations will be there to welcome and give information.



The Harvest Service will be held this year in the Elham Methodist Church on Sunday 24th. September.

The Harvest Lunch will be held in St Mary's on Sunday 24 September and everyone is most welcome.  More details in September.


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.