We are pleased to be hosting the Diocese of Rochester’s Children’s and Young people’s Festival at Kings Hill School this Summer. Full details can be found here
We have an exciting guest speaker this week, Rev Canon Jean Kerr, Diocesan Director of Mission & Community Engagement and St Gabriel’s friend, will continue our Lords Prayer series, exploring the part of the Lords prayer ‘Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in Heaven’. Jean is a renowned for her spiritual insights and great biblical speaking, and this will be the last time Jean will be speaking at St Gabriel’s before she retires in August.
We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday, 9.30am at the Discovery school.
We enjoyed joining the community celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday. Over 90 free crowns were decorated by children from across Kings Hill and even some of the most senior members of the Cricket club were seen sporting one of our crowns for some of the afternoon.
Look out for our stall and flags at other community events over the year and come and find our more about the Church of England on Kings Hill.
Did you see our new flags?
We had a great day meeting friends new and old at the annual Fun on the Hill Event. There were prizes and opportunity to make prayer bracelets.
Look out for the flags over the summer at other community events and times and come and say Hi and find out more about our growing Church on Kings Hill.
This Sunday is our AGM, come along to find out more about the life of St Gabriel’s. You can read a little bit of what we’ve been up to by Downloading our report of the last 6 months.
We look forward to seeing you there.
On Good Friday we launched what is set to become an annual exploration of Easter. Similar to our Messy Nativity held on Christmas Eve, the Service combined crafts, activities and refreshments, with a multi sensory exploration of the Easter message for all ages. With take home activities and bags, young and old a like joined in crafts, followed by a multi sensory talk which invited people to do things like hammering nails in to wood, share in unleavened bread and grape juice, before sharing an broken easter egg in recognition that the goodness of Jesus beating death is for everyone.
Easter morning our service welcomed visitors and regulars with hot drinks and pastries before we started our Easter morning worship. With a mix of songs, videos and even an easter egg hunt as part of our worship, young and old explored the message of the resurrection. As part of the service children and young people made giveaway bags and bunnies and were challenged to give them away to friends as the message of the resurrection is not just to be kept to ourselves. The adults were challenged to explore the resurrection as the start of a great journey that we are all invited on.