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                          St Mary’s
                         Parish Church

                                    within the Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside

  Daffodils, bunnies, Chocolate Eggs, hot cross buns and Chocolate….. well
just Chocolate. All these things we associate with Easter. It’s also a long
weekend with our only regular Friday bank holiday. That Friday bank holiday
is Good Friday and Good Friday brings us into contact with what Easter is re-
ally all about. Good Friday is about the day that Jesus was nailed to a cross
and died. It is a day that on one level hardly seems good at all, but then on
another level we can suddenly see good written all the way through it. Jesus’
death on the cross is about his love for each one of us, enabling a restoration
of our relationship with God. Jesus‘ death on the cross is not the end of the
story - the story ends in victory over death as he is raised by God, on what
we know as Easter Day. As we enjoy the hot cross buns and the chocolate
(and we have an Easter egg hunt on Easter Day at 10.30 am at the Church to
which you are all welcome) let us remember what our 4 day weekend is truly
about. A Happy Easter to all.

                                                                        Steve Lillicrap, Rector
                           01795 522510 

Easter at St. Mary’s - the Church on the Conyer Road

Palm Sunday, 25th March  10.30am Family Service with Communion

                         3.30pm Evensong

Good Friday, 30th March  10.30am Family Service

                         2.00pm Last hour at the Cross (at Norton Church)

Easter Day, 1st April    6.30am Sunrise Service & Breakfast (at Wychling Church)

                         10.30am Family Communion & Easter Egg Hunt

                         3.30pm Holy Communion BCP

  The Week leading to Easter - Holy Week We hold a short evening service with a
reflection each evening (apart from Good Friday) at 8.00pm. Monday: Oare, Tuesday:
Newnham, Wednesday: Teynham, Thursday: Lynsted, Saturday: Doddington.

 Regular Services at St Mary’s - Every Sunday at 10.30am and 3.30pm.

  ‘God’s Detectives’ meet every Sunday during term time at St Mary’s at 10.30am
and meet during the normal morning service. Do come and join others who are
meeting week by week and find out what they get up to on a Sunday morning.
There is a crèche available for pre-school children.
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