Welcome to The Six
We are a group of six churches in the countryside between Sittingbourne and Rainham in North Kent. As Church of England parish churches for our six villages, we are here for everyone, and we would love to get to know you.
We share a vision of communicating the love of God in creative ways to those around us.
Whether you're looking for a new church, exploring faith for the first time, or just looking around, you would be very welcome to join us for one of our services, at one of our groups and activities, or just for a chat. You can find contact details for the clergy here.
Just a few of our forthcoming events:-
THE WELL - Sunday 14th April, 12:30–2:30pm.
Do come along to Newington Village Hall and enjoy a home-cooked lunch at The Well. You may like to make a note of the dates of The Well for the spring and summer months. These will be 12th May, 9th June and 14th July. There is no Well in August. You will be very welcome – we look forward to meeting you!
LEGAL AT LAST! -
The churches of The Six, informally associated since 2005, will become legally one benefice at the end of April. Our Priest-in-Charge, Canon Alan Amos, will be styled 'Rector of The Six'.
We will celebrate this new beginning with a service of thanksgiving at St. Margaret of Antioch,
Lower Halstow, on Sunday 5th May at 6.30pm. Archdeacon Stephen Taylor will preach.
There will be refreshments afterwards.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - 12th-18th May
Christian Aid Week this year invites us to Bite Back at Hunger. Last year in The Six we raised more than £2,235 in Christian Aid Week, and it would be good to match or even exceed that in 2013. Various events and collections will be taking place around the parishes: watch out for publicity. If you would like more information, if you could volunteer to do house-to-house collecting in your area, or if you have fundraising ideas, contact David Lane on 01795 842478, or email lane at firstname.lastname@example.org. You could also visit the Christian Aid Week website http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/christianaidweek/index.aspx
Life is so busy these days - school, work, shopping, kids activities. The Six runs a regular monthly Community Cafe called The Well offering a really good, homecooked lunch for £2.50, together with activities for kids, a space for teenagers, free real coffee & cake and the Sunday papers. Christmas Well will be held on 9th December come along and enjoy a pre christmas dinner.
Join the conversation - being a Christian is about the whole of life, not just an hour on Sunday mornings, and our blog offers the chance to join in regular reflections on what it means to be a Christian in the modern world. Four bloggers from our churches post their thoughts, ideas, experiences and reflections and you are invited to join the conversation by adding your thoughts and responses.
Jesus told his disciples to spread his message of good news to the four corners of the world, and they did what he asked of them - there are now more than 2 billion Christians in almost every country in the world. But the church looks different in each of those countries. Clare Amos, who lives in Newington works in the worldwide church and writes letters from the world church to give us an insight into Christian faith around the world. You can read her latest letter from Nigeria here.
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