Holy Week at Hernhill: village green Cross and Zoom services

There is now a wooden cross on the Green which will be bare all through this coming week, Holy Week, but on Easter Day it will be covered with netting so that anyone who would like to can place flowers, prayers or messages on the cross.  They can be in memory of a loved one who has died, a prayer, a thanksgiving or simply placed in celebration of the resurrection.

EU1IB4zXkAAz22oYou will need to observe social distancing and may like to wear gloves to place your flowers / prayers / messages and sanitize your hands before and after.

As we go through this coronavirus emergency more than ever we need to be reminded there is no darkness that God, in the end, cannot turn to good.  Please do come anytime during Easter Day and help make our cross a symbol of resurrection and new life.

Holy Week and Easter services

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7.30 pm

Night Prayer with short address (Zoom only)

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Maundy Thursday 7.30 pm Holy Communion  (Zoom only)

Good Friday, 2 pm (Zoom only)

Easter Day 10 am Holy Communion (Zoom only)

Anyone is welcome to join in our Zoom services but you need an invitation, please email jeanburrows@jeanius.me.uk.  Zoom services are 40 minutes max.

There are also lots of resources online, radio and television to accompany us through Holy Week and Easter.

Eggciting times ahead at Mount Ephraim

There’s plenty to get eggcited about over Easter at Mount Ephraim Gardens, including an Easter Egg Trail over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Over Sunday 21 and Monday 22 April, families can enjoy seasonal events at Mount Ephraim; and looking ahead to the May Bank Holiday, the popular Pat-a-Lamb event returns. The Gardens and Tea Room will officially open next week, on Weds 3 April.

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Image (c) Mount Ephraim Gardens

Whether you’re eggstatic about Easter or feeling a little sheepish, find out what’s going on online here.

(No more puns, we promise…)

Window trail: calling all Faversham businesses!

If you run a shop in Faversham, how do you fancy being part of a window-trail around the town, something to engage children and adults, local residents and visitors alike, and help encourage them into your shop ?

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The Cat’s whiskers…

Window-trails are simple to do, and highly effective in raising awareness of your premises. All you need to do is place an object somewhere in your window display – a teddy-bear, a model car or boat, for example – at an arranged date, and then encourage children and visitors to the town to hunt through the town to spot them. Talking with one shop-owner in Faversham at the weekend, they were remarking how easy it can be for your store-front to become invisible through familiarity – everyone knows you are there, but they are so accustomed to it that they stop seeing it as they pass by.

So, let’s re-invigorate the retail life of the town for a week, by all putting an object in our windows, and then we’ll advertise a ‘Faversham Window Trail’ through our various social media platforms,  which will enthuse shoppers, visitors and residents to wander around the town in a bid to identify all the objects – and, hopefully, over your thresholds.

If you’re interested in taking part, get in touch via Twitter or drop us an e-mail; how about an Easter-themed trail at the end of the month ? It could be eggs-actly what local retail needs…