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ST MARY THE VIRGIN, HASTINGLEIGH

 

SERVICE SCHEDULE

GROUP SERVICE

1st Sunday at 9:30am

On the first Sunday of the month a joint group service takes place in rotation at Waltham (January, May and September), Elmsted (February, June and October), Hastingleigh (March, July and November) and Petham (April, August and December)

MESSY CHURCH

2nd Sunday at 10:00am

On the second Sunday of the month we join with Elmsted and Waltham Churches and hold a Family Service at Bodsham Primary School.

FAMILY COMMUNION

3rd Sunday at 11am

Holy communion service using the Common worship liturgy.

TRADITIONAL COMMUNION

4th Sunday at 11:00am

Holy communion service using the traditional Book of Common Prayer liturgy.

UNITED BENEFICE SERVICE

5th Sunday at 10:30am

When there is a fifth Sunday in the month a 10:30am United Benefice Service will be held at one of the eight churches - please see the Calendar for details.  The form of the service is typically either Modern Communion or Morning Prayer.

 

HISTORY

St. Mary the Virgin is situated in a beautiful quiet valley about a mile from the village centre of Hastingleigh. Worship is recorded from 1293 but there was probably a church here prior to 1066. Today in its well kept and florally decorated interior there are some fine pieces of craftsmanship from local sculptor, Michael Rust and local artist, the late Gordon Davis. There is also a very symbolic and attractive all seasons altar frontal.


Hastingleigh is part of the United Wye Benefice and one of the four “up the hill” parishes; hence there are close links with Elmsted, Petham and Waltham. Services are at 11 a.m. on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays. On the 2nd Sunday there is a joint family service in Bodsham C of E primary school, which is shared with the parishes of Elmsted and Waltham.

 

Office Number 2, Zeald House, 39 Church Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5BL

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