Updated 29/05/20


Dear friends,

As always, I'm delighted to share with you news of our upcoming services and events:

This week's circuit service - 10.30 on Sunday

This week's special Pentecost circuit service will be led by the Revd Robin Selmes and the team from Third Avenue in Gillingham. As usual, the link and service sheet will be available here.

In case you missed last week's service, when Tony led us in celebrating the ministry of our Local Preachers, I've attached the wonderful picture of most of our circuit Local Preachers. Why not see how many you can name?





















NEW - Access to the circuit service by phone

We are all enormously grateful to Julien Myles for figuring out how to make the circuit services on Sunday mornings accessible to those without the Internet. As well as using the service sheet at home, it is now possible to dial in from a mobile or landline and listen to the service. From 10.15 to 10.30 on Sunday, those dialling in can say hello to one another - from 10.30, the lines will be muted so everyone can hear the service clearly. There may be some references to material on the screen that will make less sense to those listening in, but we hope this will help people to feel that they are worshipping alongside friends from across the circuit.

Step 1: Dial 020 3481 5237 from a mobile or landline - this number is charged at the standard national rate

Step 2: When requested, enter the meeting ID (742 958 8134) followed by # 

You do not need a 'participant ID' - just press #

Pastoral visitors, I would be especially grateful if you could let those in your care who aren't online know that they can now listen to the services by phone, if they wish.

Coffee after the service 

As usual, we'd love to see you for virtual coffee after the service - just click on the link below:

Join Zoom Meeting -

Meeting ID: 850 7820 0322

Churches Together in Malling Pentecost Zoom

As we continue to mark Thy Kingdom Come, please join us (and friends from churches across the Malling area) for a Pentecost prayer gathering via Zoom at 5pm on Sunday. The login details are:

Next dial-in service - Thursday 4 June

We are continuing to hold services by phone on a fortnightly basis - thank you to all those who have joined us and helped to lead the services so far. The next dial-in service will take place on Thursday 4 June: there will be time for chat and introductions between 10.00 and 10.10, with the act of worship beginning at 10.10. The details for joining are the same as last time:

Step 1: At 10am (or just before) dial 020 3481 5237 from a mobile or landline

Step 2: When requested, enter the meeting ID (826 1364 7836) followed by #

You do not need a 'participant ID' - just press #

Christian Aid Week

Thank you again to all those who joined us for the Christian Aid Quiz, who promised and bid on items in the auction, and who gave so generously via the JustGiving page - we're delighted to report that the final total this year was a whopping £1,260, which will help Christian Aid to support some of the most vulnerable people in the world in these strange and difficult times. Thank you!

Next week

Next week, I was due to be at a residential in Birmingham for my probationer studies - instead, the lectures and seminars will be taking place via Zoom. This means that from Monday to Thursday (1-4 June), I'll probably be much slower in responding to emails and messages. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please do call me on 01732 875 072 and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Every blessing,


Larkfield and East Malling Methodist Church

New Hythe Lane, Larkfield,

ME20 6PN

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