All Saints, Iwade
All Saints, Iwade

Thanks to Andy Shilling for this great picture of our lovely Church. 27.02.18

Another great picture from Linda Irving.


At long last - we have got our shed installed!

Thanks to Steve at SK Gardening for constructing the base and for erecting and staining the shed.

'Its begining to look a lot Christmas' so the song says! Some of our decorations are up and our windows are soon to be dressed by members of the village. Photo's of these will soon appear along with those of our Christingle service on Sunday 3rd December 2017.

Our toilet fundraising has started! It is estimated our new toilet will cost in the region of £25,000 to be built. If you're feeling a bit 'flush!!!', why not drop some money into our envelolpes on the loo.

Many thanks for your help

Sunday 12th November was our Remembrance Service.

Stephen Plumb says, "I would like to thank all the Iwadians (170 of them), who attended the Remembrance Sunday service at All Saints Church. The children's uniformed organisations did a great job, thank you leaders. Thanks to those who took part in the service, those who read, spoke, the Brownies who knitted poppy wreaths, the pupils of Iwade School who wrote thank you's and prayers, attached to helium balloons for our service personnel. Those who had served or are currently serving in the Armed forces who wore uniform and medals, especially Sgt Ashley Longden, Phillip Harrison and Tony Trower. Thanks also to Swale Cllr James Hunt who laid a wreath.
There was one extra special unexpected guest, Richard Shrubsall, the son of one of the named Iwade World War 2 heroes Leonard Richard Shrubsall. Thanks again to everyone for making this such a memorable occasion".

See a selection of photo's below

Friday 20th October 2017

After a lot of deliberation and consultation with the Diocese of Canterbury, it was agreed that our organ was to be removed as it had not been used for some considerable time. The good news is that it has now gone to a Church on the Devon / Somerset border where it was originaly made.

Through various fund raising schemes and donations, we will soon be having an electric piano / keyboard installed, which we hope will enable more people to make use of it as playing an organ is quite different to playing a keyboard (so I'm told!!).

Sunday October 1st 2017 was our Harvest Service. The Church had been decorated beautifully by Pamela Horner with all types of fruit, vegetables and flowers. We even had a special 'Harvest Loaf' made for us by Morrisons in Sittingbourne. The Church and village folk brought a great supply of food and toiletries which are going to Sittingbourne Foodbank.

Thanks to all for their kind donations.

Cheese and Wine Evening

On Saturday 30th September, we hosted a Cheese and Wine evening at the newley refurbished Barn, a lovely time was had by over 20 people. The evening was organised by Pamela Horner, Sandra Wilkinson and Dawn Plumb. Graeme Horner was Maitre d' with some fine wines and a rather dodgy 'food quiz'!


We are pleased to say that we have been gifted with a kind donation of a Votive candle in memory of Daisy and Herbert Field as shown below.

Our Church is open daily so if you would like to light a candle in memory of a loved one, please come in and have some quiet time.

As you may know, Stephen Plumb was 'Priested' on Saturday 1st July at Canterbury Cathedral, a great thing not only for Stephen but also for All Saints Church here in Iwade. At the service on 2nd July, Stephen was given a gift of a purple stole to go with his red and green ones. 
Maria Downes 'interviewed' him about his special day. Some of you may also know Amanda Lane who is in 'The SIx' benefice with Iwade Church, she was also Priested. 

Iwade DID Sing on Sunday 18th June!

We had another great concert with the newly formed childrens choir who were fantastic - well done to them. The choir are having a well earned break over the summer and will be returning in September, with no doubt more concerts to follow.
Kelvin Rivers-Simpson (below) and his granddaughter did a great rendition of ‘there’s a hole in my bucket’.

Great news for Iwade!

Rev. Capt. Stephen Plumb is being ‘Priested’ on Saturday 1st July at 5pm at Canterbury Cathedral. This means he will now be able to conduct wedding services at All Saints and other churches across our benefice, in addition he will be the ‘celebrant’ at communion services.


... NEWS...

A special service today at All Saints Church. We celebrated Pamela and Graeme Horner's 50 wedding anniversary with them. Fizz, flowers and cake were all on hand for us to enjoy. Pamela is one of our Wardens and Graeme contributes greatly to the work of our Church. We wish them both lots of love and happiness. 


Our carpet is down on the rear platform.

This enlarged open space allows us to use the space more effectively. 

The picture below shows it being used for a crochet day (one of many groups!)


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