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Larkfield  and East Malling
Methodist Church

Larkfield  and East Malling
Methodist Church

Called to Love and Praise

Welcome

We are a friendly, welcoming Church, of all ages with a membership of around 80, and many more in our wider Church family.

Our Church family comes mainly from the villages of Larkfield, East and West Malling, Kings Hill, Addington, Leybourne, Ditton and Aylesford, all of which are just west of the County town of Maidstone in Kent.

We enjoy worship in a variety of styles from traditional to modern, and our congregations usually include a wide variety of ages, from toddlers to octogenarians.

 

See our Services page for full details of in-person and on-line services and opportunities for worship.

There are a large number of regular groups and activities (see activities  and Children and Family pages). 

Girls Brigade, Boys Brigade and Messy Church are term-time only.​

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Updated 12/08/22

Job Vacancy

Larkfield and East Malling Methodist Church

New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Kent. ME20 6PN  

seeks to engage a

 

Church Cleaner.

7.5 hours a week, £9.90 per hour. 

From 1st October 2022.

 

Contact Angel at the Circuit Office, 

Union Street Methodist Church

for an application form. 

email northkentmethodistcircuit@gmail.com    

or Telephone 07946 654468

 

Closing Date for completed applications is 28th August 

No on-line service until 28th August

 

There will be no on-line circuit service this Sunday, the team will be taking a Summer Break for two weeks.

 

The next on-line service will be on 28th August and will be led by Bart Woodhouse. 

Naomi's News...

4/8/22

Dear friends,

As many of you know, Luke, Rachel and I will be heading off bright and early (well, early, anyway!) on Saturday to the Isle of Wight with leaders and young people from the Brigades at Larkfield. We'll be joining with Companies from Kingston and Devon for eight days of games, fellowship, worship, activities, and sleeping under canvas. It's a joy and a privilege, as part of my role as Chaplain, to be able to spend such focused time with lots of young people at once, and to talk with them about faith. Spoiler alert - we'll be thinking about young people in the Bible who said 'yes' when God invited them to be a part of his plan - from King Josiah, who came to the throne at the tender age of eight, and who rid his kingdom of idols, to Esther, who overcame her fears and saved her people from certain death. Please pray for the young people and their leaders - for safe journeys, a fun week, and for opportunities to go deeper in our journeys of faith.

You might be relieved to hear that I won't have access to my phone or emails while I'm on Camp - so there'll be no weekly email next week. Contact details for the circuit can be found here. Some news and updates for the next fortnight...

Photos from Tony and Elaine's farewell service

Many thanks to those of you who attended the farewell service in Gravesend on Sunday afternoon, to give thanks for the ministries of Tony Graff (who is moving to a new appointment in Burnley), Elaine Cranmer (who is 'sitting down') and Paul Lau (who will continue to worship with the Chinese congregation). Photos from the service can be found in the gallery on the circuit website, here.

Would you like to become a member of the Methodist Church?

At the moment, we have a couple of folks interested in becoming members of their local Methodist church. If you'd like to join them for three informal sessions exploring what it means to be a Christian, a Methodist, and a member, with the option to be received afterwards as a member of your local church, please get in touch. The sessions will take place over lunch, or tea and cake, and there will be space to answer any questions you might have. You can find some FAQs about Methodist membership here.

Grapevine

The latest edition of Grapevine (the circuit magazine) is now available. Hard copies will be available shortly in the churches, or you can read it online now, here. This edition includes introductions to those members of staff soon to be taking up a post in our circuit - Rev Alex Terrett; Karen Willing and Florence Cheng, who will be doing a ‘job-share’ for the Youth Pastor position with Third Avenue and the Chinese congregation; Oscar Siu, who has been selected as the full-time Lay Pastor for our Chinese congregation; and Peggy Au Yeung, the new Cantonese teacher for the Chinese School. 

Every blessing,

Naomi

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Spreading the Word

29/05/22 Bug sorted - the worship from home link (on the Service page) is now working.  If you find any part of the website not behaving, please let me know (via Contact page).

 

Last month (June) 65% of views were via mobile phone!

The figures are in for 2021, when 418 people visited the website 605 times for an average of 5 minutes 4 seconds. 

 

Visitors were from all parts of the UK, with multiple visits from Canada (8), US (8), Ireland (5), New Zealand (3) and India (3).

 

Popular pages visited were:

Services 125

Activities 95

Girls Brigade 83 

Notices 62

Messy Church 50

Craft 50

Contact 33

Welcome everyone.