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June 2019

The Big Lunch

8 June at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£15.00

THE BIG LUNCH: Higham Village History Group presents a tour of the church with a Big Lunch - Saturday 8 June 10.30am Join a guided tour of the church, churchyard and the nearby area. Followed by a ploughman’s lunch (with beer, cider or fruit juice) This event is part of the national big lunch which sees millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. Every year, over 6 million people join…

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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

8 June at 1:00 pm - 9 June at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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For Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

28 June at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£8.00

FOR WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS AND FUNERALS: - Friday 28 June 7.30pm A talk by John Vigar (one of the most popular commentators on English history) on how the pictures and objects in our churches introduce us to the “RITES OF PASSAGE”   Tickets: £8 (all profits go to the Inspire Higham Project). Drinks and snacks available to buy at the licensed bar. To reserve a place: Email friends@stmaryschurchhigham.com/ Phone 07900 473043

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July 2019

Gad’s Hill Place Tour

13 July at 1:00 pm - 14 July at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Thurrock 100 Walking and Talking

19 July at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Saxon Shore Way, Lower Higham + Google Map

Join us in a series of creative workshops, walks, picnics and events around and along the Thames Estuary in Essex and Kent, culminating in Tilbury Carnival at theInternational Cruise Terminal. All walks are free and are led by an experienced guide and Kinetika stewards. Workshops run throughout May and June. Book your space at www.thurrock100.com Sign up to the T100 newsletter to get all the latest details Follow Thurrock 100 on facebook, twitter and Instagram

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The Church on the Edge

21 July at 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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THE CHURCH ON THE EDGE: Artists in Residence - Sunday July 21 2-7pm Do you like to be creative? Bring your creative materials and ideas to a Church on the Edge gathering. Join Irene Godfrey and Fiona Spirals who were Artist in Residence in the Church last year, and be inspired by this space in your own way.   During their time as Artists in Residence Irene and Fiona worked together & separately, musing on the fabulous history there. Both…

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August 2019

Gad’s Hill Place Tour

10 August at 1:00 pm - 11 August at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Jazz in the Church

17 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£12.50

JAZZ IN THE CHURCH - Saturday 17 August 7.30pm Swing and jive to the Dave Bowdler Trio, plus special guest Clare Harper. Listen (and dance!) to the music of Ray Charles, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and more Tickets: £12.50 all profits go to the inspire Higham project To reserve a place: Email: friends@stmaryschurchhigham.com Drinks and snacks will be available to buy at the licensed bar

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September 2019

Gad’s Hill Place Tour

14 September at 1:00 am - 15 September at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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October 2019

Gad’s Hill Place Tour

12 October at 1:00 pm - 13 October at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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