We are a group of eight Church of England churches in the Diocese of Canterbury working together to help people in our respective communities grow in Christian faith. We would love to see you at one of our Sunday services or to help you arrange a christening, wedding or funeral.
Due to COVID-19, not all of our churches have a service every week at the moment. See below for details. Meanwhile, we livestream the 10 a.m. service from Wye church every week via Facebook Live. Just search for Wye Benefice Virtual Church on Facebook and send us a join request. We look forward to having you with us - whether virtually or in the flesh.
Latest information from across the Benefice
We are very sad to inform you that Clare Hiscock, a much loved and highly valued member and servant of Wye church and the wider Benefice, died peacefully in her sleep at the William Harvey hospital yesterday - which happened to be All Souls' Day. While she will be very much missed and we mourn her loss, we rejoice that she is now reunited with her beloved Michael and with her Lord who she served so faithfully for so long. The gravside service will take place at Wye Parish Burial Ground on Thursday 26th November at 1pm.
Changes Due to Lockdown
The next issue of the parish magazine will be a combined December/January edition. The magazine will be available from Thursday 17th December but please check back here for updates.
Upon th Hills Churches (Elmsted, Hastingleigh, Petham and Waltham)
These are all subject to COVID 19 restrictions, which means limited spaces, so ALL Christmas services need to be signed up for in advance!
A service of Christmas readings with recorded music. This will be as family friendly as we can possibly make it, and we will be looking for volunteers, both young and not so young, to read. Strictly by advance booking, with Lorraine or Roz, and no access on the day.
11.30pm Petham - Midnight Communion.
Please let Mary or Jo know in advance if you wish to attend as numbers will be limited by social distancing restrictions.
10.00am Waltham - Christmas Communion.
Please let either Rosemary Doyle or Chris Cox know in advance if you would like to attend.
BOUGHTON ALUPH (St Christopher's)
4pm Sunday 20th December
WHAT'S ON IN DECEMBER
SPRING GROVE CAROL CONCERT RECORDING AT WYE CHURCH
Friday 4th December 9.30-2pm
BAPTISM AT WYE
Sunday 6th December 12.30pm
WYE PCC MEETING
Monday 7th December 7.30pm
We encourage our church family to get together outside of worship times. Our church offers a range of social, learning and volunteer events that help strengthen our members as individuals and as a community.
The November issue is out NOW! Available from Wye Church, Wye News and the Post Office. Please contact the Church Office with any general queries, artwork submissions or subscription enquiries. Contact Sue Powell for advertising queries.
A printing error has resulted in an incomplete magazine this month. The missing pages will be printed and issued as an insert which can be collected (free) from Wye News. Apologies for the inconvienence caused.
Join us for an online confirmation/explorer's course, open to and equally appropriate for adults who already know they want to get confirmed or baptised etc. and people who are new to the Christian faith and want to know more, people checking it out for the first time, and even people who've been churchgoers for many years but who want to revisit or refresh their faith.
The Benefice Office will be closed during lockdown. You can still email or call 01233 813793
There are currently no weekly notices. Please check back here in December.