At Parkwood Christian Fellowship, we recognise that we’re all members of our community, each one of us having our own role to play, no matter how small, and we’re involved in a number of local projects & initiatives.
Our mission is to ‘Love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all of our mind and with all our Strength’ and “To love our neighbours as we love ourselves” (Matthew 22:27-29). We fulfil this mission through prayer, worshipping regularly together and reaching out in love to our local community so that they may see and hear the good news about Jesus in both action and in words.
3sixteen Coffee Shop
Looking for somewhere to grab a coffee? Why not pop into the 3sixteen Cafe and join us for an espresso, latte, cappuccino or mocha, all made using freshly ground coffee. We also sell tea, paninis, cakes and more…
Following feedback from residents in the Parkwood Green shopping precinct (asking for a place to meet and have a coffee) the congregation of the church felt led to open an ‘upmarket coffee shop’ to serve the local community. It opened on Monday 20th March 2006 and has been warmly accepted into the community by everyone. It is a place to meet, have a coffee and a bite to eat; make new friends, plus a place to reflect on life!
3SIXTEEN COFFEE SHOP IS OPEN:
Mon to Fri 8:30 am – to 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pre School Nursery at Parkwood Christian Fellowship.
The excellent pre school nursery runs Monday to Friday 9.15am – 12.15pm during term time in the church building. It has been established since 1969 and has had a number of good OFSTED reports.
The supervisor of the pre school is Betty Abraham, contactable at the church office on 01634 366574 during the time the pre school is on. Betty is also one of the church deacons and is the church administrator.
Each year there is normally a long waiting list, typically over 100 children, so the earlier you register the better!
Drop In for Parents/Carers and Toddlers at Parkwood Christian Fellowship
Drop In for Mum’s, Dad’s, Granparents, carers and Toddlers is on Tuesdays afternoons from 1.30pm til just after 3pm when most go and collect older children from a nearby school.
Drop In is an ideal place for everyone to meet and chat and for children to play in a safe and fun environment.
There is a ‘story time’ for the children where little ones can get involved with singing and actions. Mum’s tell us that they really love these sessions and look forward to Tuesday drop in.
Friendship Circle for the over 50s
On the first Wednesday of each month, from 2.15 pm in the church, there is a friendly group for the over 50s to enjoy tea, coffee and a chat.
Every Thursday fortnight from 2-4 pm there is a fun group that meet in the church to knit, make cards, do scrapbooking and a variety of different craft activities.
Do You Need Food?
Freely we receive and freely we give … If you are in a financial situation where you aren’t able to buy the food you need for your family … then we would like to help. Simply come to church Sunday morning and receive some shopping bags of food for FREE, the church is open from 9:45 am each Sunday morning, just ask for Gary or Liz Guillan. PCF is also a registered Voucher Distributer for the Medway Foodbank and we can issue vouchers which can then be redeemed for food and other items at a distribution centre.
You are also welcome to stay for the service, which starts at 10:30 am. There is always a time of prayer if you feel you need some extra help.
Where Does the FREE Food Come From?
We are partners with the Medway Foodbank (a registered charity) and the Esther Community Project which is a registered charity that has great favour with the major supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. Each week, the supermarkets have surplus food that they normally have to pay registered waste collectors to dispose of. June is a Christian with a heart for families and local communities, she approached the major chains and had great favour to receive all their food that is about to exceed the ‘sell by date’ and then makes it available through churches in the UK.
In a climate where food banks are becoming more necessary, we believe God has provided “For such a time as this… ” Esther 4:13-15