Message from your vicar

The United Benefice of Reculver

St. Mary the Virgin, Reculver

St. Bartholomew, Herne Bay,

Holy Cross, Hoath


March 2021


Easter Letter From Priest in Charge


Dear Friends

As I write this letter I am looking out of my window at brilliant sunshine and thinking God is Good! It has been 18 months of ups and downs, isolation and life as we have never known it before. Well at least not for my generation. The end of the tunnel is in site and we have a great hope for the future.

Church has continued during the past 18 months but in different ways and it has been a steep learning curve for everyone. I am pleased to announce that from Easter Day we will be opening our churches for 10am Easter Family Communion in all three churches followed by Easter Egg Hunts. There will also be an 8am at St. Mary’s BCP Holy Communion.

As a team we have decided that we will not start back Tuesday Communions at St. Bartholomew’s until September and the same will apply for evening services at St. Bartholomew’s also.

Most of our other activities should resume in September also. Watch this space.

Normal service rota for Sundays will resume from 11th April.


St. Mary’s

1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays  8am BCP Holy Communion

1st and 3rd Sundays Morning Worship @ 9.30am

2nd and 4th Sundays Holy Communion @ 9.30am


St. Bart’s

1st and 3rd Sundays 9.30am Holy Communion

2nd and 4th Sundays 9.30am Morning worship


2nd & 4th Sundays 6.30pm Online Evening Praise on Ken Skinner Facebook


Holy Cross

1st and 3rd Sundays Morning worship @ 11am

2nd and 4th Sundays Holy Communion @ 11am

Fridays 9am @ Holy Cross Benefice Prayers


5th Sundays there will be a joint service in one of the churches in the Benefice.


Over the past years as a Benefice we have been considering the option of becoming One Parish to economise on the amount of people we need to sustain the work in the three churches and be more afficient and we hope and pray this will be furthered this year.


Please do look on the website for what is happening over Easter and going forwards. It is updated weekly.


As we remember our Lord Jesus dying for each of us for our sins on the cross may we also celebrate in his resurrection which gives hope to all who believe in him.


May I wish you all a blessed Easter


Rev Sue Martin

Priest in Charge