Category Archives: Hever

Aaron’s Baptism

Jennie & Nathan were married in St Peter’s church, Hever about 6 years ago. They now live near Geneva, but they brought Aaron back here for his christening! It was an enjoyable day and Aaron’s family will always look back with fond memories.

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Prayers of Intercession 29 October

Prayers written by Martyrs of the Reformation

For the universal church by Archbishop Land 1573

Gracious Father, we humbly beseech Thee for the universal church. Fill it with all truth; in all truth with peace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error direct it; where it is superstitious, rectify it, where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen it and confirm it; where it is in want, furnish it; where it is divided and rent asunder, make up the beseeches thereof oh Thou Holy One of Israel; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour, Amen.

A prayer for the Monarchy also by Archbishop Land (words changed to appropriate gender)

Oh Lord grant the Queen a long life, that her years many be rich with Thy blessing. Furnish her with wise and safe councils and give her a heart of courage and constancy to pursue them. Prepare Thy loving mercy and faithfulness for her that they may preserve her so we will always sing praises unto Thy name, through Jesus Christ. Amen

A prayer for the nations of the world by Bishop Andrews

We pray for the kingdoms of this world, for their stability and peace. For our own nation and kingdom that they may abide in prosperity and happiness and be delivered from all peril and disaster. Amen

A prayer for all who are distressed by Dr Blough 1671

Oh Lord, who dost not willingly afflict the children of men, behold from Thy holy habitation of Heaven the multitude of miserable souls and lives amongst us and have mercy on us. Have mercy on all ignorant souls, and instruct them, on al deluded minds, and enlighten them. Have mercy on all broken hearts, and real them; all struggling with temptation and rescue them; all that all fallen from tree, and raise them; all that stand with Thee and confirm them. Oh blessed Jesus, that didst shed Thy blood for our souls to save them, shed Thy holy spirit on all and heal them; for Thy pity’s sake Amen

We commend into Thine eternal care all who have died and we give Thee thanks for they immeasurable enrichment given to Thy church by the great Christians and Martyrs.

A prayer from the Gothic Missal 1680

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost enkindle the flame of Thy love in the hearts of the saints, grant to our minds the same faith and power of love; that as we rejoice in their triumphs, we may profit by their examples; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (originally attributed to Archbishop Cranmer)

Hever Christmas Fair 2017

So excited to announce that the popular Hever Christmas Fair is back this year. The stall holders are FABULOUS, with a wide variety of gifts available. Check out the Hever Christmas Fair Facebook page for full list or

https://www.hevercastle.co.uk/whats-on/hever-christmas-fair/

Like, share, but most importantly, BE THERE! And with your ticket offering free entry to Hever Castle grounds, plus £2.50 for castle entrance, how can you go wrong?

This years’ flyer has been designed with the help with our talented Marielou Linklater!

Prayers of intercession Hever 22 October

Dear Lord, we thank you for bringing us into your home today, to this dear place to us, a place of peace and tranquillity to worship, to give thanks for all the goodness in our lives, to pray for things that trouble us and to pray for us and our loved ones.  

Lord in your mercy

Heavenly Father, we pray that you will help your children less fortunate than ourselves, the suffering, the disadvantaged, the ones hit by natural disasters, injustice and discrimination. Please make your presence felt, bring them comfort and hope, give them strength and will power to restore their lives, their homes, their dreams.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for this troubled world, for those feeling low, stressed and depressed, for those who are experiencing mental health problems. We pray for them and all in care jobs who support them, may they manage to connect with you and find a way in their dark days.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for her Majesty the Queen, her family and their continuous support for charities to help change lives and inspiring others to do the same.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for the sick people in our community and those recently departed.

We pray for our children and our children’s children, for their health, happiness and learning.

Visit to Hever Church

A group from Holy Trinity Church, Upper Tooting, London visited St Peter’s Hever a few weeks ago. They have sent us a letter and some pictures that we would very much like to share with you.
“We enjoyed our visit to St Peter’s Church very much last Saturday – thank you.  There was time for everyone to have a good look round and then we had prayers before setting off for Chiddingstone and Penshurst finishing at Leigh.  Here are some photos of us taken inside and outside the church.
IMG_5762 The HT Walkers at St. Peter_s Church, Hever-1
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We couldn’t have had better weather – warm sunshine most of the way with only one, fairly short-lived, shower very near the end of the walk.  Last year we had rain from beginning to end so it was quite a relief!”

Cafe Church & The Meaningful Chocolate Company Advent Calendar Competition

This Sunday is Café St Peter’s at Hever Primary School at 10.30am and we will be working to enter the Chocolate Advent Calendar competition. Join us!

To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Real Advent Calendar a special competition has been announced. Schools, churches and children’s groups are invited to design their own Advent Calendar. There are three first prizes of £150 in each category and three runners-up prizes of £50. All winners and runners-up will also receive a box of Host of Angels Christmas tree decorations.  

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For more information and the entry details please click on the following link – https://meaningfulchocolate.co.uk/pages/advent-competition

Prayers of intercession 17th September

We come before You dear God to thank you for being with us in all that we do, for loving us unconditionally as the good parent that You are. Forgive us for not making enough time for you in our lives, for coming to you asking for help and giving little in exchange. Thank you for the opportunities you give us to help others repaying You for the goodness you show us.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father of all creation, we thank you for all the writers, painters, musicians and artists that have enriched our lives, given us moments of happiness, and  inspired  us through the gifts that You have given them. Make their work as well as ours be put to good use, to bring friendship among people and those people bring unity across nations, rissing above their differences.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

In a time of international turmoil and evil deeds in our own country, we pray for political and economic stability. We pray for strong leaders, guided by good intentions and willing to develop and preserve this world for the future of our children.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We pray for all those who lost their homes due to natural disasters, give them the strength to rebuild them, the faith that the sun will shine again. We pray that you give them the inspiration to adapt and help them find solutions to be safe next time the nature is violent. Arise in us love for nature, help us study it, learn from it and be kind to it, so that nature is kind to us.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We also ask for your blessing for friends and neighbours and we pray for people in our community.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Lord give us courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when we have finished our daily tasks, let us go to sleep in peace, knowing that God is awake and looks over us.

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

Ana Maria Roxburgh

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Hever Primary School

29th September

2-4pm

Last year Talie & Helen hosted a very success MacMillan Coffee Morning in the village hall and they’re up for doing it again.
Although we’re holding it in school, the event is open to all who wish to come along, or get involved with some baking or donations for the raffle. Please get in touch with Helen if you wish to bake a cake or donate a prize for the raffle helen.oconnell7@outlook.com

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Intercessions 13th August

Dear God, we thank you for bringing us here today, for our neighbours and friends, for the people in our community who are organising events and bringing people together, for our Reverend Wendy and all the church wardens and we remember all those who have been baptised, confirmed, married and buried here.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father of patience and wisdom, please share some of your knowledge with us. Help us to be more patient with each other, to bring calmness in our homes, understanding and respect for each other. To be patient with our children who need time to learn from us and constant support from us, with the teenagers in our lives who go through the transition from child to adult and with whom opinions often clash, with our parents and grandparents who only want our best in life and with ourselves.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Please help us remove our negative thoughts, self judgement and fear based thinking. Help us be more confident in our goals and do not let us underestimate ourselves. Please hold our hand and bring clarity to our thoughts, love us and give us opportunities to rise.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We pray for political and economic stability, for gender equality, for diversity and for nature. We pray for strong leaders, guided by good intentions and willing to preserve this world for the future of our children.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We also ask for your blessing for friends and neighbours and we pray for people in our community.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer 

We pray for talented, smart, good willed people who make our world a better place. We pray for the police, and the security services that they may find ways to prevent future attacks on our way of life. We pray that evil plans against humanity are not carried out with success. We pray that all those who think about giving their lives to take others that they will see the light of your teaching and love and they will stop.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour,

Jesus Christ. Amen.

Ana Roxburgh

Hever Hort Summer Show

The Summer Show will be held in Hever Village Hall next Saturday 19th August from 2.00pm. Come along and see the fabulous flowers and vegetables that are grown in our back gardens. Also domestic and craft entries.

You will be able to treat yourselves to afternoon tea with homemade cakes galore! If the weather is kind to us then enjoy your tea sitting outside. Try your luck entering the raffle – lots of prizes.

If you decide you would like to become a member and join us at our monthly talks you will be welcome. Single membership £6.00, double membership £10.00.

Hope to see you next Saturday.

Jan Tolfree – Show Secretary

01342 850 206

jan.tolfree13@btinternet.com