St Michael & All Angels

Sharing God's Love

Regular Events


VILLAGE CAFÉ
Marden Vestry Hall – Fridays from 10am until 11.45am.
Come and enjoy cakes and coffee and more.
Come and meet new people for a chat.

Because of its popularity  we need more people to help run this event. If you feel you could take an occasional turn on the rota please contact me.
Heather Ferguson-Gow 01622 832733 


COMMUNITY LUNCH
A happy new year to all our regular lunchers.  We look forward to seeing you at our New Year Special meal on Monday 20th January at 12.30pm.  

In February we have a lunch on Monday 17th and in March on Monday 16th.  These are in the Vestry Hall at 12,30pm and the charge is £5 for a two course hot meal, plus a cup of tea or coffee.  Newcomers are welcome - just phone me on 831256 to book a place or for more information.

Janet McIntosh (831256) 



CRAFT GROUP
The Craft group meets on 2nd and 4th Mondays every month and new members are always welcome. Bring along any craft you are interested in and get creative in company. Sometimes we jointly have a project, but we are always interested in new ideas and ventures. Simply bring your knitting if that is what floats your boat - and enjoy company and tea whilst you create.   
Carol Walker 831132 Janet Codling 832622



HOUSE GROUPS
We have house groups meeting in the village at various locations and frequencies. 
We currently have one evening group (meeting weekly on a Thursday) one lunchtime group  (meeting on alternate Tuesdays) and an afternoon group (meeting on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays).  Dates and venues published on the weekly notice sheet. 
Contact the Office 831890 or email
 


COME AND SING

Come along and bring a friend: sing traditional and popular songs. All singing abilities welcome even if you think you can't sing. Thursdays (2nd and 4th in the month) Marden Congregational Church. Singing 2-3pm, Refreshments 3-3.30pm. £1 per session to cover costs. For more information contact Sarah 832925 or Marden Medical Centre 831257.

To find out more click here

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LIVING MEMORIES 

10.30am-12.30pm in the Vestry Hall (usually on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the month, but please check the weekly notice sheet)

This group is designed to help those living with memory loss. We have a lovely group of volunteers from our community to help us. Each meeting will have a different theme and we will be offering various activities, music and memorabilia to encourage personal memories.  There is nothing to pay other than a contribution for refreshments. 

To find out more go to www.mardenchurch.org.uk/livingmemories.htm


MOTHERS' UNION - COME AND JOIN US
Marden is a lively branch, committed to serving the Church and the community, in the diocese and with worldwide links.

We continue to serve the Church and Parish community wherever we can help.  This includes Baptism Sponsorship, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Community Lunches and Friday Cafe.  Outside the village, members are active in support of Operation Sunshine, 'Away from It all' Holidays, Maidstone Prison Reception Centre and fundraising for Mothers' Union work overseas. We meet monthly, generally on a Wednesday lunchtime/evening - dates, times and venues published in the Magazine and Notice Sheet.

To find out more, please contact us.
Rosemary McArragher on 01622 831007 


TODDLER PRAISE  - a new group for 2020

Meeting once monthly on a Friday 9.15-10.00am in the Church. This is for babies, toddlers and their adults; a short time of song, talk, craft, prayer with coffee and time together.

Current dates are: 17th January, 14th February and 21st March

To find our more email

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FLOWER ARRANGERS
The Church has a dedicated Team of Flower Arrangers who work hard to make the Church look beautiful throughout the year. The Altar, Font and Lady Chapel flowers are arranged each week throughout the year by our local volunteer flower arranging team who work on a rota. Many use seasonal flowers and foliage from their own gardens wherever possible.
The team can also help you with your wedding flowers, please click the Church Office for contact details office@mardenchurch.org.uk

Would you like to join the Flower Arranging Team?
Experience or no experience, we would love to hear from you.  Don’t worry if you haven’t arranged church flowers before, we will be there to help you.
We try to have enough people on the team so that no-one feels overworked, we always need extra pairs of hands!
Angela Durnford  01622 831915      Alison Streeter 01622 831917


BELL RINGING
We ring for Sunday worship at 10:00am, for the 10:30am service, and practice at 8.00pm on Thursday evenings (often followed by a drink in the pub). We really welcome and encourage new members, or anyone who just wants to try ringing.
Click here for more information about bell ringing at Marden church.