Together with the Church Wardens of all our parishes, I send you my best wishes for a very happy, joy-filled and peaceful Christmas and 2019.
We look forward to welcoming you to any of the services that will be taking place in the Benefice. Come along with your family and friends – there are so many services to choose from, whether you like to sing carols or whether you are looking for some peace away from the hurly-burly of the season. You can be sure of a warm welcome at any of the services described overleaf.
We will hear the well-known nativity stories, about Mary and Joseph, stars, shepherds, angels and kings …. and remember that “Mary treasured these words and pondered these things in her heart”. As we celebrate Christ’s birth there is much for us, too, to ponder and treasure. Please come along and join our celebrations.
Saturday 15 December 2018
4:30pm Meet in Henry VIII pub for Mulled wine and Mince Pies.
5pm Village Carols at St Peter’s, Hever. Traditional carols as well as some other familiar seasonal songs.
Sunday 16 December 2018
9:15am Sung Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Markbeech
11am Parish Communion at St Peter’s, Hever
5pm Pub Carols in The Kentish Horse, Markbeech
Friday 21 December 2018
7:00pm Nine Lessons and Carols – a traditional service at St Peter’s, Hever, followed by
8:00pm Carol Supper at Hever Village Hall (please call Elly Heard on 01732 86554 to book your supper)
Sunday 23 December 2018
11am Benefice Communion at St Peter’s, Hever
3pm Carols in the church garden at St Paul’s, Four Elms, accompanied by Edenbridge town Band. Afterwards there will be warming drinks and mince pies in the Parish Room
6pm Carol service at Holy Trinity, Markbeech, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Village Hall.
Monday 24 December 2018 – Christmas Eve
4:00pm Crib and Carol Service for families at St Peter’s, Hever
11:30pm Midnight Communion at St Peter’s, Hever
Tuesday 25 December 2018 – Christmas Day
9:15am Christmas Sung Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Markbeech
11:00am Family Communion service at St Paul’s, Four Elms
Sunday 30 December 2018
11:00am Benefice Communion at St Peter’s, Hever