2018

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The Rector Writes - November 2018
You cannot have failed to notice that this year marks 100 years since the end of the first world war. A war to which young men went off with high hopes. Not just the hopes of being home by Christmas...

All-age Harvest Thanksgiving
Here is a list of some of the things the Manna Day Centre most need. This is where our Harvest gifts will be going this year...

The Rector Writes - October 2018
"Count your blessings one by one..." So, goes the old children's song, and it is sound advice. A famous preacher once said "we are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in sand...

The Rector Writes - September 2018
September is always an emotional month for someone: There will be children starting at primary school, with the inevitable tears at the school gate (more often from parents than children)...

The Rector Writes - July 2018
You must have seen the Patek Philippe watch adverts. The ones that say, "You never really own a Patek Philippe - you just look after it for the next generation." Now, I have never had a Swiss watch...

The Rector Writes - June 2018
You must have had the experience of meeting someone and getting their identity wrong. Surely, it isn't just me. It happens to me all the time - especially when I see someone in a place I'm not expecting. Usually it doesn't matter all that much - it results in a few minutes of confusion on my part...

Good Friday Holiday Club
On Good Friday morning, 32 children (plus some of their parents) came along to St Katharine's School, Knockholt for a children's holiday club...

The Rector Writes - May 2018
This month hundreds of thousands of students will be sitting their GCSE exams. A similar number will be sitting their 'A' levels. Others will be stressing about university, professional, or other exams...

The Rector Writes - April 2018
Prayer is a funny thing. It is sometimes difficult to know how to think about it. So, have you noticed when a tragedy occurs some politicians will say "our prayers are with the family" whereas others will say "our thoughts are with them". Does that mean that prayer just a religious way of...

Gambia Trip Report - February 2018
We knew that this year's trip was going to be different. As many of you are aware, over the past few years, we have started to venture much further afield with our outreach. As donations of clothes, shoes, medicines, toiletries and toys increase each year, so too does hour aim to help as many people as we can...

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