Advent and Christmas were joyous occasions at St Peter and St Paul Church. Throughout December, we had many services which were well attended. Our church looked beautiful with the Nativity crib, flowers, candles and a Christmas tree.
Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard in 2018 to make the church such a welcoming and spiritual place to be in.
Our Advent Service of music and readings with the choir of St Clements took place on Sunday 2nd December 2018.
At the start of the Service, the Revd Canon Mark Roberts formally received and dedicated our new Advent and Lent altar frontal.
This was kindly made by Gill Holroyd and it is in memory of the late Keith Haggar, who lived in the village and was a much loved priest for many years at St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth.
Our Remembrance Service was held on Sunday 11th November 2018 in St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 10 am.
The service was conducted by the Revd Howard Pashley with Andrew Larner as organist. We were delighted to welcome members of the Worth Parish Council and villagers to join the congregation in remembering 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Refreshments were served in the church afterwards with thanks to Annie Simmons and Carol Attenborough for this. Then wreaths were taken to the War Memorial where we were joined by villagers and Trustees from the St Peter and St Paul Preservation Trust.
After two minutes silence at 11 am., wreaths and crosses were laid, the names of the fallen of Worth were read out and Revd Pashley dedicated the new plaque on the War Memorial.
Special thanks to Miriam Bull and Ian Martin of the Worth Parish Council for co-ordinating the dedication.
The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul held a Confirmation and Eucharist Service on Sunday 15th July 2018 at 6.30 pm.
The congregation were delighted to witness and celebrate the confirmation of Geoffrey Cox and Veronica Liote. It was a very moving and happy occasion.
The celebrant and preacher was the Bishop of Dover, The Right Reverend Trevor Willmott. He was assisted by The Reverend Canon Mark Roberts and The Reverend Jeanne Males.
Andrew Larner was our organist, and refreshments were provided by Janet and John Bradley after the service. Thanks also to our readers and sidesmen for ensuring the memorable occasion went smoothly.
St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth welcomes you to the following services in the seasons of Advent and Christmas:
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 6.30 pm: Advent Service with the choir of St Clement’s Church. The officiant will be the Revd. Canon Mark Roberts.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 9.30 am: Parish Communion; led by the Revd. Dr. Jeanne Males.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6.30 pm: Church/Village Carol Service; led by the Revd. Dr. Jeanne Males. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served after the service.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4.00 pm: Christmas Eve Crib Service for children and their families; led by the Revd. Dr. Jeanne Males.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 9.30 am: Christmas Day Communion; led by the Revd. Jeanne Males
Our Remembrance Service was held on Sunday 12th November 2017 in St Peter and St Paul Church at 10 am. The service was conducted by The Revd. Dr. Jeanne Males and we were delighted to welcome members of the congregation, and friends from the Worth Parish Council and from the Village Hall Management Committee.
Special thanks to Jeanne Males, Andrew Larner, our organist, and to Carol and Michael Attenborough for providing refreshments in their home after the service had ended.
We were joined at the War Memorial by villagers and Trustees from the St Peter and St Paul Preservation Trust. Thanks to Miriam Bull who laid a wreath on behalf of the Worth Parish Council, and to Annie Simmons who presented a wreath on behalf of the Parochial Church Council.
Thanks also to Jeanne, Miriam and to Howard Holroyd who paid tribute to those who have given their lives for us.
Our church was decorated beautifully for our Harvest Festival Communion Service on Sunday 1st October 2017.
Many thanks to our hardworking flower team, especially Anne Sole and Gill Holroyd, and to John and Janet Bradley for the apples.
This year the annual “patronal” Church service in celebration of the feast of St Peter & St Paul will be held at Worth Church on Sunday 25th June at 6.30 pm.
The service will take the form of Choral Evensong with Julian Samson leading the Choir of St Clement’s, Sandwich.
Bishop Michael Turnbull, previously Bishop of Durham, will give the address.
Refreshments will be served afterwards
Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting
will be held on Wednesday 19th April 2017
in St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth at 7.00 p.m.
All are very welcome to attend.
The Advent Carol Concert directed by Matthew Raisbeck and sung by The Bourne Consort on Sunday 11th December 2016 was a great success. The choir performed music to an appreciative audience of over seventy guests who enjoyed refreshments and fellowship after the concert. £320 was raised for church funds.
Thanks and appreciation to Howard Holroyd for his time and commitment in organising the enjoyable evening.