February 2021 - Lockdown news

During this season of Lent, may we know God's journeying with us as we journey with his Son to the cross. 

Unfortunately we are not able to hold Sunday services during this time. 

However, please do join in with our online church – details below. 

We hope to begin worship in church again on Easter Day - April 4 



If you wish to talk to someone, need support or would welcome prayer please contact:

Revd Richard Braddy         01843 821250                     email: click here


Some of our local churches are open 

for prayer, peace and reflection: 


St Nicholas-at-Wade      Daily 10.00-16.00

St Mary’s, Minster          Sat, Sun, Tues & Thurs 10.00-16.00

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton   Sunday 14.00-16.00                             

If coming into church, please wear a face mask and use the hand sanitizer on entry. 



 Church Online


Church online - informal worship on our YouTube Channel (Wantsum Benefice) – every Sunday click here. 


Daily Newsletter – with reading & reflection and links to other events – 

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Morning Prayer 9.00am & Evening Prayer 5.00pm 

Monday-Friday on Facebook Live

Facebook: St Mary’s Church, Minster-in-Thanet click here. 

Facebook: St Nicholas at Wade Church click here.  

If you wish to talk to someone, need support or would welcome prayer please contact:    

Revd Richard Braddy         01843 821250         

Or contact us via email: click here


Wantsum Benefice:

    Keep praying      Keep connected     Show unusual kindness      Keep safe

For prayers at this time - please click here.

A prayer for all affected by the Coronavirus pandemic

With our hearts full of anxiety for the safety of the world,

we cry to you, Lord, for:

protection for the healthy,

courage for the frightened,

consolation for the bereaved,

wisdom for the doctors,

strength for the carers,

good news for the poor,

and, in the goodness of your mercy, an end to the virus.


    Keep praying     Keep connected      Show unusual kindness      Keep safe



The PCC of the Church of St Nicholas-at-Wade hereby gives notice 

That it proposes to install a working kitchen at the north east end

Of the building.


Plans and statement of needs can be obtained from the following



The Registry Clerk

Mrs Anne Beswick

Diocesan House

Lady Wootton’s Green

Canterbury CT1 1NQ

Email: abeswick@wslaw.co.uk


Objections must be made within the 28 day period starting from

The first day of this Notice on 19th February 2021.


This Notice has been published on 19th February 2021 and will

Be taken down on 17th March 2021.


Welcome to the Wantsum Benefice. We are a group of four churches bringing alive the good news of Jesus to our communities situated along the River Wantsum.

We are here to serve the people in the areas of Chislet, Minster, Monkton and St Nicholas-at-Wade by making real the love of God through Jesus Christ.   Whether you live locally, are a visitor, looking for something new or have questions to ask we hope you will come and join us and be part of the journey we are making together.

Here you will find information about our four churches, our services and activities and how to make arrangements for baptisms, weddings and funerals.

We'd love to welcome you to any of our events and activities, or at a Sunday service at any of our churches. We know that going to church for the first time can feel strange, so we'll do everything we can to make you feel welcome and at ease. Whatever's going on in your life, just come as you are, and see what difference God can make.

Rev Richard Braddy, Vicar Wantsum Benefice