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.
Christian Aid Week is nearly here, 10-16th May. This year the Christian Aid Week slogan is “Let’s walk this world together- Let’s be the change we want to see!’ By helping those who are struggling to earn a living to survive, with our help they can live self supporting and enriched lives. See individual church pages for further information.
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Stephen Plumb, Church Missioner in Iwade, to be ordained deacon
Steve Plumb is a Church Army Evangelist responsible for Iwade Church. Steve and Dawn Plumb have been living in Iwade for five years. During this time, Steve has become actively involved in the village in many ways. Steve, along with others, leads a contemporary service each Sunday morning. The congregation is has been growing, not only numerically, but also spiritually and in its sense of community.
The Diocese have recognised the work that God is doing in Iwade, and have discerned a calling for Steve to be a distinctive deacon while continuing as an evangelist. He will be ordained by Bishop Trevor at Canterbury Cathedral at 11am on Saturday 4th July. On Sunday 5th July there will be a special celebration service at Iwade, followed by a bring and share lunch, to which all are invited. We all join in congratulating Stephen, as he prepares for his forthcoming ordination.
New Curate Mark Ham Joins The Six
The Reverend Mark Ham will be joining The Six benefice this month as a curate in training. He was licensed by Bishop Trevor at the end of April. He will be living in the Upchurch Vicarage, and will soon be helping to lead services across the benefice, as part of the Ministry Team.
Mark was brought up in the Dartford area, lived in Faversham for many years, and has worked for the NHS around Kent for 25 years. He studied Political Theory at the University of Sheffield, and worked most recently in strategic planning. He felt a call to ordained ministry whilst worshipping at St Mary of Charity in Faversham, and left the NHS for training at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He was ordained deacon in June 2014, and will be ordained priest this coming Advent.
He is single, with interests
in cookery, world music, photography and the outdoor life. He looks forward to
joining and serving the benefice, and getting to know people in the different
congregations and villages. We all join in welcoming him and making him feel at
home among us.
The Well - Sunday, 14th June, 12:30–2:30pm,
Newington Village Hall
Do come along to and enjoy a home-cooked lunch at The Well for just £3. You may like to make a note of the dates of The Well for the spring and summer months (second Sunday each month) You will be very welcome – we look forward to meeting you!
Life is so busy these days - school, work, shopping, kids activities. The Well - Our regular monthly Community Cafe, offers a really good, homecooked lunch for £3, together with activities for kids, a space for teenagers, free real coffee & cake and the Sunday papers.
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ASPIRING BLOGGERS !
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.
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 Geneva, 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 here.
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