My dear People,

May I call your attention to our Lenten Thursday Services at 7.30 p.m., when the Vicar of Milton Regis is preaching. It is a loss to any loyal Churchman if Lent goes by without one making some extra effort to profit by the solemn season which our Mother Church bids us observe. Lent is meant to be a time of preparation for Easter. Easter, the Queen of Festivals, teaches us the meaning of our life here. "I believe in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come" states the Creed. Life now should be a preparation for the higher life in store. The wise will see they have the oil of grace in their lamps and so be ready when the Bridegroom comes. This is the message of the Bible, and the message of Christ, the Son of God.

A list of Holy Week Services is, here printed and also those for Easter Day.

Every historic branch of the Church of Christendom has the rule that members should communicate at Easter. Some people, lightly attached to the Church, excommunicate themselves. They thus lose the great blessing promised in the Sacrament of Christ which He bade us offer as continual memorial till He comes. So in your Church's name I bid you welcome to the altar on Easter day to partake of the Bread of Life - the food of Immortality, the pledge of eternal life. If any are unable to come I will gladly come to their homes if they let me know. May you one and all realise the blessing which Easter gives.

Your sincerely,


Sittingbourne Town Hall on March 4th, at 3 p.m. Mr. E. C. Norman, Secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers, will be the speaker. It is in connection with the local Association for Moral Welfare. All friends welcomed. We hope Hartlip will be well represented.


The Ruri-decanal Lenten Service was held in Sittingbourne on Feb. 23rd. The. Rev. T. H. Jacques was the conductor. Eleven of our members went. On Tuesday, March 9th, we have our own triennial election of office bearers and

committee members. It is hoped for a good attendance.


Feb. 13th - Frances Hollands, aged 72 years.

Feb. 27th - William Benjamin Evans, age 80 years.

Confirmation Classes begin this month. If there is anyone wishing to be Confirmed please send name to the Vicar.


Holy Week -

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th - Holy Communion each day at 10 a.m.

Evening Service each day at 7.30 p.m.

On the Thursday night a special preparation for Easter Communion.

Good Friday -

Matins, Ante-Communion, and Address 11.

Children's Service, "Way of the Cross," 3.

Evensong and Address at 7.30 p.m.

Easter Sunday -

Holy Communion at 6.30 a.m., 8 a.m., and after Matins at 11 a.m.

Children's Service and Presentation of Lenten Savings Boxes and Eggs at 3 p.m.

Evensong at 6.30 p.m. The Choir will sing an Easter Carol.

"And note, that every, Parishioner shall Communicate at the least three times in the year, of which Easter to be one."

Vide Book of Common Prayer


This will be held on Easter Tuesday, Mar. 30th, in the Schoolroom at 7.30 p.m. for the election of Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council and Sidesmen, and for presentation of the Annual Accounts. It will conclude with a Social Gathering and light refreshments. All friends are heartily invited.