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Quiz Night 
7.30pm Saturday 20th April at Staple Village Hall.
To book a table call Dave (812870) or Trevor (813492)

Dragon Hunt on Easter Monday
2.30pm on Monday 22nd April in Eastry Church
 followed by BBQ and Magician in the 5 Bells Pub

Sing-along and Tea
2.30pm Tuesday 23rd April  in Eastry Church Hall

Eastry Annual Church Meeting
7pm  on Thursday 25th April in the Church Hall  All villagers welcome

 St. Georges Day Lunch
1pm on Sunday 28th April in Staple Village Hall
Tickets £12 from Trevor (07980300084) Dave (01304 812870)

Café Church
4pm on Saturday 4th May 
in Woodnesborough Village Hall


Children's Groups
 "Tilmanstone Tots" Tuesdays 10am -11.30amTilmanstone Village Hall
"Toddlers" Thursdays(term time only) 10-11.30am Woodnesborough Village Hall

Wednesday Services
Every Wednesday Holy Communion  10am, Eastry Church Hall
Wednesday 24th April "Easter Songs of Praise" 11.30am ,The Old Vicarage, Tilmanstone

Prayer Groups
Morning Prayer is said daily (Tuesday to Friday)
Tues and Thurs in Woodnesborough at 8.30am;
Weds and Fri at Eastry at 8.30am.

5pm Thursdays at Hillside, Hay Hill (Anne Platt 695046).
All welcome to attend or to pass on prayer requests

Study Group
"The Bible for Everyone"
 7.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
 at 33 Boystown Place, Eastry. All welcome.

Coffee, Cake and Chat
Saturdays Weekly, 10am-12 noon in Woodnesborough Church

Coffee Pot
10am - 11.30am Tuesdays Weekly in Woodnesborough Village Hall.


Welcome to our Curate, Sandra Marsh 

Sandra Marsh was ordained as Deacon in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 30th June and has joined the Benefice as Curate, living in Woodnesborough Vicarage. Sandra has written a brief introduction about herself.

Sandra MarshI come from Northern Ireland but have lived in Cranbrook for the past nineteen years. I have played an active part in the church and other local activities in and around the town. I am married to Simon and we have three grown up children and one grandson  My career to date has mainly been in the education sector, most recently as a teacher and senior manager in an international school near Hastings. I have also worked in heritage tourism, especially at the Kent and East Sussex Railway at Tenterden, and my other interests include squash, swimming, gardening, reading and sampling wines. After a lengthy selection process, my training for ordination at St .Augustine’s College at Malling Abbey started in September 2016 and has just been completed.  Part of the training has been working three days a week in the benefice of Headcorn and the Suttons where I have begun learning through practical experience to fulfil many of the tasks of a Vicar. So far, among other things, I have set up a Mini Messy Church and a Stay and Play for mothers of preschool children in St Mary’s, Sutton Valence. Whilst this is in its infancy the signs are good that it will grow. I have also been visiting the Beavers and Cubs in Sutton Valence and have enjoyed helping them with badge work and campfires. Whilst I feel energised by young people I have also found great inspiration from the elderly. It is a privilege to hear their stories and wisdom and I have learnt a lot from them. Simon and I look forward to meeting you  and I am excited to have moved  to Woodnesborough to share in the ministry of the benefice.

Sandra Marsh