Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Revd James Langstaff, will be touring
the local Deanery at the beginning of December, culminating in a
special carol service at the Church of St Peter & St Paul in
Edenbridge on the evening of Sunday 8 December at 6.30pm.
The Deanery Advent Carol Service will include a sermon from Bishop
James while a number of choirs from local churches will be joining
choir of St Peter & St Paul. With up to 50 choir members singing
it is expected to be a vibrant start to the Christmas period.
“I am much looking forward to the Deanery Advent Carol Service
as we come together to sing to God in anticipation of God’s
coming among us in the person of Jesus Christ,” said Bishop
have always enjoyed it when a Deanery Visit has included a service
such as this when singers from different parishes join together
to make music, and I am sure that the service will be another such
It will be a busy week for Bishop James who will be attending Christingle
services in Tudeley and Chiddingstone, leading Deanery Prayers at
St Stephen’s in Tonbridge, visiting the Kent Debt Advice Centre,
a number of schools and the hospice at Pembury.
On the Saturday 7 December he will be at Crockham Hill to host a
Question & Answer session.