Len Valley Benefice

everyone with a story of God's love

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Len Valley Benefice

To touch everyone with God’s love, by living as the 

people of God’s kingdom so that everyone in the community has a story to tell of God’s love as we reach out together in prayer, worship, teaching and generosity.



Sunday 9th June 2019                                     


Verse for the year

‘Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.’  Isaiah 54:2




Acts 2.1-21


Romans 8.14 - 17


John 14.8 - 17


Collect or special prayer


Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,

ignite in us your holy fire;

strengthen your children with the gift of faith,

revive your Church with the breath of love,

and renew the face of the earth,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Services Next Sunday: 16th June 2019

  9.30am    Lenham: Breakfast Service

  9.30am    Harrietsham: Morning Worship

  9.30am     Boughton Malherbe: Communion

11.00am    Ulcombe: Morning Worship

11.00am    Lenham: Communion 


Youth Bibles

Thank you! We have reached our target!

We are once again able to fund youth bibles for all primary school leavers this year through your generous donations.



             The marriage of Jean and David will take place at

                      Lenham Church on Saturday 15th June at 1.00pm.

 Please pray for the couple as they begin their new life together.


 Morning prayers (both 9.30am)

       Wednesday   Lenham        Friday   Harrietsham

Please join us in prayer for our communities.


House Groups    

Lenham          7.30pm Tuesday, Lenham Court

Grafty Green 10.30am Thursday, Weirton Villa.

Please ring Joan on 853766 for more information.

Harrietsham  7.30pm Thursday. Please call Pamela on 859442

(next meetings – 20th and 27th June at Paul’s house)


Coffee Mornings

Harrietsham Village Hall             Friday 10.00am – noon    

St Mary’s Church, Lenham         Saturday 10.00am - noon

Grafty Green Village Hall            2nd Wednesday, 10.30am – noon


                                       First steps is a group of mums, dads,                              

                                  grannies, nannies, aunties and carers which

                                     runs on Wednesdays 10.30am to noon

                                   during term times at St. Mary’s, Lenham. 

                               Come and join us!


Fitness at St Mary’s runs every Tuesday and Thursday in term time between 9 and 9.45 am in St Mary’s, Lenham.


The Harrietsham Church Fete will take place on

Saturday 22nd June, 1pm – 4pm in the Rectory Garden.

The Friends of John are appealing for donations of the following items: Raffle prizes, bottles for the tombola, books & cakes. Any contributions can be left in The Rectory porch from 9th June. Volunteers are also needed to help out on the day.  Thank you.


Church Warden’s Meeting Reminder

Lenham Vicarage, Monday 10th June at 7.30pm


 Messy Church would be grateful for the support of congregations by saving jam jars to use at our Messy Champing event.  Any donations towards the catering costs would also be very much appreciated.


                Thank you for joining us today. We would love           

           you to stay for refreshments after the service


Priest in charge:         Rev John Huggins 01622 850280

                                                Email: vicar@lvb.org.uk   

                                      (Day Off: Wednesday)     

Associate Priest:                  Rev Millie Hart 01622 297296

                                                Email: revmilliehart@lvb.org.uk

                                      (Available Wed, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)   

Readers:                      Joan Drury 01622 853766

                                                Email: jdrury23@btinternet.com

                                      Pamela Cuerden 01622 859442

                                                Email: pamelacuerden1311@gmail.com

Benefice Office:                   Sarah Hills 01622 850604

                                                Email: churchoffice@lvb.org.uk

Benefice website:      www.lvb.org.uk