Parish News

Kirton Parish Church is open 9-11am every Wednesday morning –

All Welcome

Please wear a face covering and observe social distancing

Sunday Eucharist 11am

Please ring to book 07598 987199 or for details of how to join us on Zoom

If you need to book a Christening or Wedding or need to speak to a priest/vicar please ring our

administrator

07598 987199

or contact

the Rural Dean

Revd Andy Higginson

01205 760480

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are praying for those effected by the virus, and for those who are working hard to care for those who are sick. If you are feeling isolated and would like to talk to someone or would like to request prayers, then please ring the mobile number on 07598 987199, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. If you need practical help, for instance if you are self-isolating and need shopping we will try to help. We want to look out for and support the most vulnerable members of our community in Kirton.

A Prayer

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

This link gives the latest Church of England guidance:

www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

We have been asked to cancel our public worship services, which in Kirton Parish Church are held on Thursday and Sunday mornings.

At present we will continue to open the church for private prayer on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9am-12noon, and also on Sunday morning 10am-12noon. We are regularly wiping down surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes. We ask that if you come into church you follow the guidelines for social distancing by staying 6 feet away from anyone else in the building.

If you have a baptism or wedding booked we will be contacting you in the next few days. Please feel free to ring the above number if you would like to chat to me.

Every Blessing

Reverend Sue Rose, Interim Minister, Kirton-in-Holland

Parish News - 2nd March 2020

St Peter and St Paul, Kirton

Notices Sunday 8th March; 2nd Sunday of Lent

Reverend Sue will be saying Morning Prayer in church at 9.30 am on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and would welcome anyone able to come along. She plans to be in church until 1200 on both days each week so the church can be kept open. (Please note Reverend Sue will be away for a funeral from 10.30am on Wednesday 4th March, but the church will still be open if you wish to visit). Sue will be available to chat on those days every week if you would like to pop in, and do let her know of anyone who would like a home visit.

Our next Lent Group meeting starts at 10.30am on Thursday 12th March; this week’s theme is “Land & Plants” – join us after Eucharist which is at 9.30am.

Quiet Day at San Damiano in Metheringham “Stand and Share” led by Revd Sue Spencer 9.30am-3.30pm on 14th March -  £15 suggest donation - Reverend Sue will be driving if anyone would like to come and wants a lift, please let her know.

Mothering Sunday – on 22nd March the parish Eucharist will move to 8.30am, and there will be a Family Service at 11.00am.

Church Big Clean – Please help us get our church looking even more beautiful for Holy Week and Easter – “many hands make light work” – join us at 10am on Monday 30th March.

This year’s Chrism Mass will be held at Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday 7th April at 11am, when clergy renew their vows and the oils for baptism, confirmation and anointing the sick are blessed by the Bishop. Please let Reverend Sue know if you would like to come.

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday - Sunday April 5th - Blessing of Palms, Palm Gospel and Procession at 11:00am.

Monday 6th April        Midday Prayer and meditation on at 12 Noon.

Wednesday 8th April   Stations of the Cross at 12 Noon

Maundy Thursday - Thursday April 9th Mass of the Last Supper, Footwashing and Stripping of the Altar at 7:00pm followed by the Watch of Prayer at the Altar of Repose until 10:00pm.

Good Friday – Friday April 10th Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at 2:00pm

Holy Saturday - Saturday April 11th The Great Easter Vigil at 7:00pm.

Easter Day- Sunday April 12th Easter Day Family Mass at 11:00am

Weekly Newsletter

SUNDAY September 8th    The 12th Sunday after Trinity. 

Today we welcome you to Father Paul's Final Parish Eucharist at Kirton at 11:00am.

The Anglican-Methodist Covenant

Don’t forget that there has been a Covenant between the Methodist Church in Britain and the Church of England since 1 November 2003.

That said, our Local Covenant here in Kirton was actually signed in Kirton Methodist Church on 13th September 1970!  We were ahead of our time!   Let us keep up the good work of ecumenical cooperation for the future.

Today we warmly welcome all our friends from Kirton Methodist Church with their new minister – The Reverend Ann Lett.

Fr Paul’s new address is The Rectory, Winterstoke Way, Ramsgate, Kent. CT118AG.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT KIRTON – 22nd September at 11:00am and the Harvest Supper in the Town Hall on September 28th at 7:00pm. Tickets now on sale in Church, please see Ronnie Fowdrey or Maggie Welberry for tickets @ £15 each.

Fosdyke Harvest at 9:30am on the 29th September.

Algarkirk Harvest  October 6th at 11:00am

DURING THE VACANCY.

As from September 9th the normal schedule of services will remain the same on Sunday at 11:00am and Thursday at 9:30am, and the Church will remain open on a daily basis, except on Mondays.

However, the regularity of the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer may need to change. Please watch out for announcements and changes on Sundays and in the Kirton News.  Also, a new special telephone number will be made available very soon for contacting the Churchwardens in respect of making bookings for Baptisms, Marriages, but with Funerals being done direct, with the Rural Dean via local Funeral Directors.

New Church Telephone Number as from September 9th is 07598987199. This has an answerphone facility.

Please do all you can to assist the Churchwardens in running the Church during the vacancy.

Weekly Newsletter

SUNDAY September 1st    The 11th  Sunday after Trinity. 

Parish Eucharist at Kirton at 11:00am.

Father Paul's Final Eucharist at Fosdyke!

September 1st at 3:00pm

Hymns & Pimms Something a little different - for one day only!

A celebration service of joyful favourite hymns, with commentaries, a homily and then moving from the Peace into a shortened Eucharist.

All welcome

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT KIRTON – 22nd September at 11:00am and the Harvest Supper in the Town Hall on September 28th at 7:00pm. Tickets now on sale in Church, please see Maureen Pepperdine for tickets @ £15 each.

Fosdyke Harvest at 9:30am on the 29th September.

Algarkirk Harvest  October 6th at 11:00am

Sunday September 8th will be Fr Paul’s last Sunday with us, and on that day there will be one joint Eucharist for the whole Benefice at Kirton at 11:00am also attended by the Kirton Methodist Church congregation. This will be an opportunity for us collectively to say our farewell. Fr Paul’s new address is The Rectory, Winterstoke Way, Ramsgate, Kent. CT118AG

DURING THE VACANCY.

As from September 9th the normal schedule of services will remain the same on Sunday at 11:00am and Thursday at 9:30am, and the Church will remain open on a daily basis, except on Mondays.

However, the regularity of the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer may need to change. Please watch out for announcements and changes on Sundays and in the Kirton News.  Also, a new special telephone number will be made available very soon for contacting the Churchwardens in respect of making bookings for Baptisms, Marriages, but with Funerals being done direct, with the Rural Dean via local Funeral Directors.

New Church Telephone Number as from September 9th is 07598987199. This has an answerphone facility.

Please do all you can to assist the Churchwardens in running the Church during the vacancy. Here is prayer you might like to pray every day

Weekly Newsletter

SUNDAY August 25th    The Tenth Sunday after Trinity. 

Sung Eucharist at All Saints Fosdyke at 9:30am.

Parish Eucharist at Kirton at 11:00am.

Holy Baptism at Kirton at 2:30pm. Today we welcome Carson William King into the Church by Holy Baptism.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT KIRTON – 22nd September at 11:00am and the Harvest Supper in the Town Hall on September 28th at 7:00pm. Tickets now on sale in Church, please Maureen Pepperdine for tickets.

Fosdyke Harvest at 9:30am on the 29th September.

Sunday September 8th will be Fr Paul’s last Sunday with us, and on that day there will be one joint Eucharist for the whole Benefice at Kirton at 11:00am. This will be an opportunity for us collectively to say our farewell.

DURING THE VACANCY.

As from September 9th the normal schedule of services will remain the same on Sunday and Thursday, and the Church will remain open on a daily basis, except on Mondays. However, the regularity of the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer may need to change. Please watch out for announcements and changes on Sundays and in the Kirton News.  Also, a new special telephone number will be made available very soon for contacting the Churchwardens in respect of making bookings for Baptisms, Marriages, but with Funerals being done direct, with the Rural Dean via local Funeral Directors.

Please do all you can to assist the Churchwardens in running the Church during the vacancy. Here is prayer you might like to pray every day:  We remember before you the people sitting beside us now – whose names you know and whose lives you care about. People to be cared and prayed for as fellow members of this extraordinary family of God, and we ask that during this time of uncertainty and change that you help us to work together, building up the church, listening to each other’s doubts and fears, working towards unity.

 Empower each one of us to use the gifts you have given us to create a worshipful and welcoming place. Enable us to share our thoughts openly and honestly, but help us also to respect the opinions of others. Instil in us a vision of the life you intend us to lead and guided by your Holy Spirit, we will be united in love and joyfully accomplish this mission, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We turn to you to guide us in this time of transition. We need your wisdom, that we might be receptive to change, conversion and growth. We need your grace to redirect our hearts so we may be willing to offer ourselves in joyful service not allowing fear, ignorance or pride to limit the work of your spirit. We pray for the process and look for your leading of a new priest to this our church in the Kirton group.

Weekly Newsletter

SUNDAY August 18th    The Ninth Sunday after Trinity. 

Parish Eucharist at Kirton at 11:00am.

Holy Baptism at All Saints in Fosdyke at 3pm. Today we welcome Oscar Roan Joe Feakins in to the Church by Holy Baptism.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT KIRTON – 22nd September at 11:00am and the Harvest Supper in the Town Hall on September 28th at 7:00pm. Ask for your tickets now!

Fosdyke Harvest at 9:30am on the 29th September.

Sunday September 8th will be Fr Paul’s last Sunday with us, and on that day there will be one joint Eucharist for the whole Benefice at Kirton at 11:00am. This will be an opportunity for us collectively to say our farewell. WE are delighted to hear that the our village Methodist Church will be attending this service along with their new minister, The Reverend Ann Letts.

DURING THE VACANCY.

As from September 9th the normal schedule of services will remain the same on Sunday and Thursday, and the Church will remain open on a daily basis, except on Mondays. However, the regularity of the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer may need to change. Please watch out for announcements and changes on Sundays and in the Kirton News.  Also, a new special telephone number will be made available very soon for contacting the Churchwardens in respect of making bookings for Baptisms, Marriages, but with Funerals being done direct, with the Rural Dean via local Funeral Directors.

Please do all you can to assist the Churchwardens in running the Church during the vacancy. Here is prayer you might like to pray every day:  We remember before you the people sitting beside us now – whose names you know and whose lives you care about. People to be cared and prayed for as fellow members of this extraordinary family of God, and we ask that during this time of uncertainty and change that you help us to work together, building up the church, listening to each other’s doubts and fears, working towards unity.

 Empower each one of us to use the gifts you have given us to create a worshipful and welcoming place. Enable us to share our thoughts openly and honestly, but help us also to respect the opinions of others. Instil in us a vision of the life you intend us to lead and guided by your Holy Spirit, we will be united in love and joyfully accomplish this mission, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We turn to you to guide us in this time of transition. We need your wisdom, that we might be receptive to change, conversion and growth. We need your grace to redirect our hearts so we may be willing to offer ourselves in joyful service not allowing fear, ignorance or pride to limit the work of your spirit. We pray for the process and look for your leading of a new priest to this our church in the Kirton group.

Weekly Newsletter

SUNDAY August11th    The Eighth Sunday after Trinity. 

Parish Eucharist at All Saints in Fosdyke at 9:30am. (Assumption of Our Lady)

Parish Eucharist at Kirton at 11:00am.

Fosdyke, All Saints Church is offering a Summer afternoon Choral Evensong today in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 4:00pm with Afternoon Tea served before Evensong. 

On Tuesday August 13th we open our doors to the Deeping Church Mice Travelling Group for a guided tour of the church and afternoon tea.  The group pay for their tea as a fund raiser for us. Can you bake or help?  Please see Maggie for details.

August 15th is The Feast of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven.  Thursday morning Eucharist as normal at Kirton.

BBQ and Party at The Vicarage on Friday August 16th for the congregation. There will be a Church family BBQ and food with drinks at The Vicarage from 6:30pm for all our regular members.  If you would like to bring a dessert or a bottle, then please do. RSVP to Fr Paul on 624128 would help us with catering. Your’e all invited!

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT KIRTON – 22nd September at 11:00am and the Harvest Supper in the Town Hall on September 28th at 7:00pm. Ask for your tickets now!

Fosdyke Harvest at 9:30am on the 29th September.

Algarkirk Harvest at 9-30am also on the 29th September.

Sunday September 8th will be Fr Paul’s last Sunday with us, and on that day there will be one joint Eucharist for the whole Benefice at Kirton at 11:00am. This will be an opportunity for us collectively to say our farewell. WE are delighted to hear that the our village Methodist Church will be attending this service along with their new minister, The Reverend Ann Letts.

Everyone from the Kirton Group is invited to Fr Paul’s Induction at Holy Trinity in Ramsgate on October 10th at 7:30pm by The Bishop at Lambeth, The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, The Right Reverend Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough and the Archdeacon of Canterbury, The Venerable Jo Kelly-Moore. Overnight accommodation can be arranged at local hotels or B&B’s. The event begins with a Reception at 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Fr Paul & Maggie's Final Sunday

Sunday September 8th will be Fr Paul’s last Sunday with us, and on that day there will be one joint Eucharist for the whole Benefice at Kirton at 11:00am. This will be an opportunity for us collectively to say our farewell. WE are delighted to hear that the our village Methodist Church will be attending this service along with their new minister, The Reverend Ann Letts.

Everyone from the Kirton Group is invited to Fr Paul’s Induction at Holy Trinity in Ramsgate on October 10th at 7:30pm by The Bishop at Lambeth, The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, The Right Reverend Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough and the Archdeacon of Canterbury, The Venerable Jo Kelly-Moore. Overnight accommodation can be arranged at local hotels or B&B’s. The event begins with a Reception at 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Weekly Newsletter

SUNDAY August 4th    The Seventh Sunday after Trinity. 

Parish Eucharist at Kirton at 11:00am.

Tuesday August 6th is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.   Holy Eucharist at 9-30am in Kirton Church.

Fosdyke, All Saints Church is offering a Summer afternoon Choral Evensong on Sunday 11th August in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 4:00pm with Afternoon Tea served before Evensong.  Names to Jon Toft please.

On Tuesday August 13th we open our doors to the Deeping Church Mice Travelling Group for a guided tour of the church and afternoon tea.  The group pay for their tea as a fund raiser for us. Can you bake or help?  Please see Maggie for details.

August 15th is The Feast of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven.  Thursday morning Eucharist as normal.

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Description automatically generatedWill you join us for a special Eucharist at All Saints in Fosdyke on Sunday September 1st at 3:00pm. This will be Fr Paul’s last service at Fosdyke.

Sunday September 8th will be Fr Paul’s last Sunday with us, and on that day there will be one joint Eucharist for the whole Benefice at Kirton at 11:00am. This will be an opportunity for us collectively to say our farewell. WE are delighted to hear that the our village Methodist Church will be attending this service along with their new minister, The Reverend Ann Letts.

Everyone from the Kirton Group is invited to Fr Paul’s Induction at Holy Trinity in Ramsgate on October 10th at 7:30pm by The Bishop at Lambeth, The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, The Right Reverend Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough and the Archdeacon of Canterbury, The Venerable Jo Kelly-Moore. Overnight accommodation can be arranged at local hotels or B&B’s. The event begins with a Reception at 5:30pm – 7:00pm