Barming Parish Church St Margarets - News & Views
News & Views
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Cream Teas 

Cream Teas May 2022

A massive thank you to everyone who came and supported our cream tea event this year. It was great to be back after COVID. We had a fun filled couple of days with music from St Margaret's Brass Band. Lots of Tea, scones and cake. It was a great way to get the community together as well as raising funds for St Margaret's. So much work went on behind the scenes so another big thank you to Elizabeth and the team. If you fancy helping out next year please contact Wil.

Lantern Walk 

12th December 2021

It was great to be back in person after last year’s online lantern service! We had a great turn out of families and the children decorated their lanterns beautifully. Paul also said this was the best that he had seen the tree decorated too! Although there were a few baubles launched into the air! The adults also enjoyed a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Well done to everyone involved.

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Remembrance Sunday

31 October 2021

An overcast morning was the welcome at St Margaret's for this years Remembrance Service. A healthy turn-out attended, including representatives from the Barming Scout And Guide Groups. The sermon read by Wil was on the theme of miracles, with the evacuation of over 300,000 soldiers from Dunkirk the focal point for this and the different factors combining to make it a miracle.

 

The congregation then met the rest of the young people that make up the Scout and Guide Groups and a procession made their way up North Street to the War Memorial on Tonbridge Road. It was wonderful to see such a large attendance turn out for the Act of Remembrance at the Memorial, remembering our brave military servicemen and women past and present. 

 

This was the second year that the event was livestreamed and over 500 (and counting!) people have viewed the event on Facebook, both live and in the hours and days after. 

Barming Parish Church St Margarets - Remebrance 2021
Barming Parish Church St Margarets - Remebrance 2021

Halloween Light Party

31 October 2021

The tradition of Halloween is shrouded in cold and darkness, members of the Church held a light party to learn how Jesus is a beacon of light to our world and to show at Halloween that we need not focus on the dark - but rather celebrate the light! Torches shone and sparklers and glow sticks lit up the night - much fun was had by all!

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Harvest Festival Service

3rd October 2021

Barming Parish Church St Margarets - Harvest Festival 2021

As part of the Harvest time, we celebrated the food that we eat and all that the Earth supplies us with an all ages service in the church giving thanks for God's goodness to us. A healthy selection of foodstuffs and gifts were brought in by our generous parishioners and these were donated to the West Malling food banks, which will bless those in our communities struggling to put food on their tables. Generous monetary donations have also been made, enabling the church to donate £210 for our mission partners.