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.
News... Revd Julian Staniforth to be installed as our rector on Tuesday 11th March, St Mary's Newington, service starts at 7.00pm. (Note earlier time!)
Julian is currently serving as curate in the parish of St Martin-in-Herne and principal minister for St Peter’s, Greenhill. He was ordained priest in July 2011. Prior to ordination he worked as a management accountant for Philips Electronics, within the UK and in France, where he was seconded for a few years. He was a founding director of Teletext, and became finance director and company secretary of the company, while studying for the priesthood. Julian enjoys music and art. He is married to Andrea, a piano and French teacher. They have three adult sons David, Samuel and Paul. He is familiar with a range of worship traditions, and has experience of setting up a Messy Church, and running a parent and toddler, as well as actively engaging with a Community Cafe in Greenhill.
Do come along to Newington Village Hall 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!
Salvation Army Foodbank
We will be collecting for the Salvation Army Foodbank at The Well (9th March and 13th April) and at the back of Newington Church through Lent. They need the following;
Pasta, rice, baked
beans, spaghetti, meatballs, curry,
Toiletries, such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, shower gel, soap and flannels, are also kept if they are needed.
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 £2.50, together with activities for kids, a space for teenagers, free real coffee & cake and the Sunday papers.
If anyone would like to be confirmed this year, could you let Rev Jacky Davis know? (01795 842557) It is a glorious service for people of all ages and involves meeting 5-6 times beforehand to explore this new step forward in our faith. We have three possible candidates so far.
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 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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