Lyminge Parish Church of St Mary & St Ethelburga

Fabric & Finance Committee
Lyminge Ecumenical Team
Mission and Outreach
Ministry Leadership Team (MLT)
Parochial Church Council (PCC)
Pastoral Group
Social Group

Fabric & Finance Committee:

This small committee normally meets monthly and includes several of the Church Officers. The care of a 12th Century Grade 1 listed building provides some interesting challenges – especially when trying to keep within budgetary constraints. However, it is a privilege to be able to worship where Christians have met to praise God for many hundreds of years and the committee is keen to retain the heritage of the past whilst also making every effort to facilitate meaningful expressions of worship for the 21st Century.

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Lyminge Ecumenical Team

We work closely with the Methodist Church in the village. The Lyminge Ecumenical Team (LET) comprises three members from each church.

The Team is tasked with coordinating activities involving both churches such as:

  • Harvest Festival Service and Lunch
  • Service of Remembrance
  • Production and distribution of the village Christmas Card
  • Carol Singing in the community.
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Mission and Outreach

This sub committee of the PCC has the remit of looking at ways of taking our church and faith into the community.
Events include:

  • Week of Prayer with local school
  • Alpha Courses
  • Bereavement Support Lunch
  • Coffee Mornings at local sheltered housing

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Ministry Leadership Team (MLT)

Rev Peter Ashman has support in caring for the four churches. We are fortunate to have people in the parishes who are trained for church ministry and who, in addition to their work and family commitments, assist on a voluntary basis.

Peter meets regularly with this team which aims to support each other, while planning and organising the Church services, groups and events.

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Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The PCC is the “Church Management team”, consisting of clergy, churchwardens and elected members of the congregation. The full PCC meets every month and has several sub-groups looking after specific areas such as ministry and leadership, Fabric and Finance and Outward giving.

The PCC secretary can be contacted via our church email>

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Pastoral Group

In our busy community, our Rector cannot manage to see everyone that he would like to, so he is ably supported by our Pastoral Group. These members of our congregation visit people on behalf of the church with the aim and hope of offering a hand of friendship, and a listening ear in which confidentiality is paramount.
Through this group we hope to:

  • To reflect the love of Jesus
  • To ensure that people do not feel forgotten
  • To visit those who are unwell
  • To give support to the bereaved
  • To give Home Communion
  • To pray with and for people
  • To phone to keep in touch
  • To do shopping
  • To help with appointments if no other transport is available

If you would like a visit from one of our group please contact Rev Peter 01303 862432 or Lynne Lane 01303 863010

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Social Group

Our group provides coffee, tea and biscuits for the congregation after Sunday Morning services.

We also provide catering support for many church events including meals such as Harvest Lunch, often sharing with our Methodist friends.

We also organise social events such as trips to London's West End.

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