RC Parish of St Peter and The Good Shepherd

Bearsted and Harrietsham, Kent

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Journey in Faith - RCIA

This group is for those who wish to enquire about the Catholic Church or want to become Catholics, and for those who are already Catholics but want to deepen their faith. "Journey in Faith" meets as advertised in the Newsletter.
Administrator: John Greenrod.

Justice and Peace

The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at St Peter's with members from both St Peter's and Good Shepherd and also from other Christian churches. Anyone can join the group. People are encouraged to come to any meeting just to see what goes on - with no commitment to join.

The group's programme is planned to include Third World problems, human rights issues, national issues of social justice and questions related to international peace. The object is to act - not just to talk - and to offer parishioners ways in which they can share their resources with less disadvantaged people and contribute in other practical ways to greater justice in the world.
Chair: Marie Quarman.

11 Up Youth Group

The group meets in St Peter’s Hall on Mondays during term time 7.00 - 8.30pm. They focus on the eleven to fourteen age range. The programme for the current term is usually displayed on the St Peter’s Church notice board.

Lay Ministries

The Parish welcomes and encourages boys and girls aged nine and above to join the team of servers at both our churches. Contact: Deacon Cyril.

Many of our parishioners serve the community as readers and Special Ministers of the Eucharist. These ministries are undertaken on a rota basis. There is a co-ordinator for each team.

Parish Music

Our enthusiastic choir at St Peter's leads the hymn singing at most Sunday 10.30am Masses.  We also sing psalms, Mass parts and motets/anthems on one Sunday each month, and at major feasts and special Masses.  By arrangement, the choir can also provide music at weddings, baptisms and funerals.

Practices are held on the second Tuesday of each month, from 8.00pm to 9.00pm, at St Peter's.  We welcome new members - no previous experience required, and no audition! Contact Mary Hannant (07792 321215)

Other Parish Helpers

Apart from the above, a large number of people are generous with their time and skills in the service of our Parish and the wider community. These include: church cleaners, flower arrangers, money counters, gardeners, office helpers and many others. 

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