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St Mary the Virgin, Chiddingstone

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Interregnum at St.Mary's and St.Luke's

Thank you to all who provided a written 'vision' for our future or submitted your views on the type of priest we should seek. All your letters were thoughtful and very well expressed with some points we had missed yet with a common theme running through most. The Parish Profile has been amended to reflect your views and has been sent to the Archdeacon for ratification.

Also, thank you to those who attended the Extraordinary PCC meeting and gave their views on the ‘Suspension of Rights’ proposed by the Diocese (a quite normal event at this stage) and whether we should accept the offer of a meeting with the Bishop. As a result of the discussion, the meeting accepted the Suspension (which is in our interests as well as those of the Diocese) but requested a meeting with the Bishop to highlight concerns raised at the meeting. It is hoped that this will not unduly delay the process.

In the meantime, we remain ever grateful to the visiting priests who enable our Sunday morning services to continue during this interregnum.

As is traditional, morning services will transfer to St Mary's commencing on Easter Day (Sunday 1st April)


Any wedding matters should continue to be addressed to our hard-working wedding co-ordinator, Sue Coleman (01892 870435).

Any pastoral matters should be addressed to the Pastoral Assistant, Carol Benton (01892 870483).

Any Christenings or other matters relating to St Mary's or St Luke's should go to the relevant churchwardens please (contact numbers in our local directory).