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Intercessions Nick Irens 16 Jun

Creator God, eternally existing in three divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we come before you to offer our praise and adoration, and we pray that you will keep us steadfast in our faith in you. May we always look for and know your presence in our daily lives.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 Heavenly Father, fill our hearts and homes with the love you have so freely given. Awaken us to new beginnings. Help us, as part of your universal church, to reach out to others with the good news of Christ.

We pray for Wendy, for Simon and for all who give so much to ensure the welfare of our much-loved church. We give thanks for those who inspire us by their Christian leadership and we pray that we may be welcoming, to all who come to join us here in prayer.

We pray for the representatives from the churches of Holy Trinity, St Peter’s and St Paul’s and ask that you give them patience, understanding and wisdom, in the difficult task they face to achieve a secure future for our Benefice.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 Lord our God, we thank you for the blessings of our country and the freedoms we enjoy. We pray for our Queen, her ministers and all who hold authority and power. At this time of national upheaval and uncertainty, we pray that our leaders rediscover mutual respect and honesty, joining together to find a just solution in the best interests of all our citizens.

We pray that you guide the nations of the world in the way of justice, liberty and peace. That the Holy Spirit may unite and reconcile the peoples and those in power, to bring an end to war, hatred and discrimination.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious Father, we give thanks for our beautiful world and ask that you make us more aware of our responsibilities to the environment and its resources, so we may ensure that the beauty of the earth continues for future generations.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of love, please watch over our families, our friends and the animals we love. Bless them and keep them safe and well and free from harm. We pray for our children and grand-children; help them to enjoy a happy childhood, to show respect and learn from their teachers at school, to find your love and share this with others.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of hope, we turn to you for those who are eaten up with guilt and foreboding, those whose Christian life is a steep and rocky path. We bring to you the despairing and those who are tempted to do wrong. May they have your guidance and strength.

We pray for all who are ill, those in hospital and those who care for them. Through your abundant love may they find comfort and peace.

We pray for those we have loved, but see no more. They remain forever in our hearts; may they rest in peace in your heavenly home forever. And, we pray for those left behind with their grief and memories of times past. Heavenly Father, we ask you to comfort them with the understanding, that when their time comes they will meet again in your garden of joy and happiness.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear God, give us the grace to follow in the footsteps of your holy son, Jesus Christ. Keep alive in us our faith in you and grant that every thought which turns our hearts from things seen to unseen, may always lead us to you, until we come to eternal rest.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Hever Scarecrow Competition 2019


  1. Make a Scarecrow over the summer
  2. Put it outside your house by mid August
  3. Tell us you have entered by emailing your name, your Scarecrow’s name and your address to 

    Look out for further details about how to vote!
    Winners will be announced at the Scarecrow Party on 30 August at the Village Hall. More details to follow.

Laura's scarecrow.JPG

Prayers of Intercession 30 June Ana Roxburgh

Dear Lord, we pray for all the people who have been ordained recently during the Petertide service. Kondoa will be welcoming 11 new priests and deacons, including 4 women, who will be serving Christ in remote villages and in hard circumstances. We wish them all the best and pray that you may guide them where ever their go.

We praying for the future of our ministry, for all those who put themselves into the service of God and of other people. Give them a piece of your wisdom to spread peace and kindness among each other. And we continue to pray for Wendy and Simon and thank you for the leadership and teaching that they provides to us.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We seek your blessing for our Queen and all the Royal family, and give thanks for their long and devoted service to our country and the Commonwealth. We are grateful for all their continuous work and their setting examples all over the world.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

God of hope, we pray for all those waiting for results, for medical investigations, for new jobs, school and university entrance, for projects that they worked hard for, for choices that they have made. We pray that everyone will find peace in their heart to wait, strength to accept the result and wisdom to make the most of it. Let us not be overcome by emotions, let us feel your presence and your support in everything that we do and feel.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Heavenly Father, we are worried about those suppressed by others, victims of domestic abuse, modern slavery, for all those who feel abused and abuse others. We pray for all those who live in fear, who suffer and worry. We pray that all this suffering to come to an end, we pray that the abuses to stop, we pray that people stop wanting to control others and put their efforts together into constructive ways.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father of all creation, we pray for the hungry people, for farmers, for scientist and for all those working to produce food. We pray for rain where it is dry, for sunshine where is too wet. As population continues to grow we pray for sustainable solution to produce food, for efficient farming, for finding nutritional sources in plants, for more people to approach healthier diets.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

As we celebrate our church here in Hever today and the patron of our church, St Peter, we pray that this will remain a special place for prayer and peace for many years to come. We pray that people will continue to love it, cherish it, take care for it and teach the young to do just the same.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen


Saturday 15th June

Exhibitors must give notice of their entries to the Show Secretary (Mrs Jan Tolfree, Roxana Cottage, Pigdown Lane, Hever, TN8 7LT by 6 pm Wednesday 12th June of the classes in which they intend to exhibit. Entry cards to be collected on the show day from 8.30 am. Staging to be completed by 10.15 am for judging at 10.30.
Anyone can enter, a class costs 20p for members and 40p for non members. Membership is just £6
All are welcome between 2 and 4 pm for tea and homemade cake and to see the floral and domestic display. Prize giving at 4.15 pm

Art in June at the Red House, Hever

This year 60 artists are taking part in this event across the Sevenoaks and Eden Valley Area, offering the chance to both see beautiful art and crafts and enjoy an outing to different venues. 23 percent artists are immediately local to us, in Four Elms, Hever and Bough Beech, with a huge variety of work to be seen, including sculpture, ceramics, glassware, enamelled copper, textiles, paintings, printmaking and drawing.

The studios are open between the 7th and 23rd of June, but not always every day! Details of how to find all the studios and their individual opening times can be found at

Come along and see our work, a warm welcome awaits. Claire Longley The Red House, Rectory Lane, Hever

‘Walk your socks off’ for guide dogs

Between Friday 24th and 31st May, Angela Laycock will be walking 100.000 steps to raise money for the ‘Walk your socks off’ for guide dogs’. Angela wants to raise a minimum of £100, which is just 1P per step, and which will buy everything one puppy and it’s trainer needs to get the guide dog training basics met.

So, to help Angela with this, Matthew and she will be walking to Hever and back for the marriage blessing on 25th, and to Four Elms and back for the service on 26th!

Miller will obviously be taking her for lots of walks as well!

Please donate online at

or by cheque or in cash to Angela, which will be added to the fund.
With her determination and your support, Angela will reach her target! Thank you.

Angela (Purll) Laycock
Music Teacher & Performing Musician
Mobile: (+44) (0) 7717186435

Rogation walk Sunday

The annual family walk for Rogation Sunday takes place on Sunday, 26th May. This is a gentle walk around the Four Elms village, with stops for hymns and short prayers, at a field full of crops, gardens, by the river etc.

Meet at 2pm in the carpark opposite the St Paul’s church in Four Elms and ending up with a picnic tea at Margaret Bates house in Roodlands Lane.

Everyone is welcome, especially children, but it can be a bit muddy if the weather has been wet so please do wear suitable footwear!