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Bearsted Can invite you to events in the Big Green Week

Sat 15th June 11am – 1pm - Mass plastic unwrap event

Venue: Coop Bearsted, 33-37 Egremont Road - Organised with cooperation with Coop this is part of the ‘Plastic Free Bearsted’ Community initiative. Customers unwrap products bought at the till straight into their bags, boxes or reusable containers.   The plastic packaging is collected by volunteers & put into empty trollies to show how much plastic waste is generated in a short time to highlight the level of plastic packaging in supermarkets and put people pressure on them to change. Turn up on the day or email

Prayer Visiting in July

Once again we will be visiting homes in Bearsted in mid-July, details to follow. In the meantime, please prayerfully consider your involvement in this wonderful adventure. It’s a privilege to meet the people of our village and let them know we care for them. The more Prayer Visitors we have - the bigger the impact! If you want to know more or confirm your willingness, click here.

It's not tooo late to book Chequer Tree Camp - week commencing 28th July

Bookings are now open for the 2024 camp to year 4-7 school age. The Family Trust have been running this Christian camp for 35 years. Its a great opportunity for youngsters to explore faith, have fun, make new friends... and get away from their parents for a week. All the details are here.

Bearsted & Thurnham Carnival & Fayre 29th June 2024 - Procession marshalls required

The procession is such an integral and historical part of the fayre and provides an opportunity for Holy Cross church to be seen and active in the community and every year we have had wonderful support from Church members to help with marshalling. Meeting at 11.00 am (TBC by fayre committee) at Madginford library you will be provided with instructions and your location. Once the procession has passed your station you are free to go, latest 1pm. Without volunteers the precession cannot proceed, so please if you can volunteer, contact us here


Vintage Afternoon Tea in Holy Cross Church, Saturday 17th August 2024

Mixed Blessings are holding a Vintage Afternoon Tea If you are interested in attending, tickets will be available from £15 per person. For further information, please email


There is no Tazie this month, the next service will be 21st July 2024 at 6pm

Allotment Tour - Monday 12th August 9.30am – 1pm

Starting at the Church Lane allotments then to Holy Cross Church for refreshments followed by a tour of the allotments opposite the WI Hall. Book on  Eventbrite

Maidstone Prison Alpha Course

Maidstone prison wants to run a prison Alpha course for the inmates in June and July which would run one afternoon per week for 8 weeks. Would you like to volunteer to help?  The role would mainly be asking the alpha questions, listening and facilitating the conversation. If you are interested in volunteering please Email the chaplain of Maidstone prison, to register go through security clearance. As it takes a little time to do clearance, we're asking volunteers to do this well ahead of time


Giving at Holy Cross

Most parishioners give to Holy Cross through the Planned Giving Scheme which we can reclaim the tax back on. However you can also give and make a donation to Holy Cross using your smart phone. Details on the various ways to support us can be found on our Give page  but you can also use this QR code to make a single payment. Thank you.

Bible Discussion Group on Zoom

Run on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 for 7:45 pm. Anyone can join and we have people from different locations and churches. Details are sent out in advance including scriptures used and the Zoom link, and a set of post meeting notes are also sent out after the discussion. The subjects are chosen by members of the group. If interested, please contact Gordon here

Support Holy Cross through your on line purchases using Easy Funding

At no extra cost to you we can earn a small percentage of the purchase price through Easy Funding. So the next time you make an on line purchase give it a try.  They have links with most major online outlets, including Amazon, John Lewis, Next and many more. Simply register your support for Holy Cross by clicking here, which will guide you to registration and then the store you select. You must however, do this through the Easy Funding portal link.  Save our page in your favourites... and, without over encouraging you - get shopping! Thank you.

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