Recent News

There's a lot going on in Kemsing and Woodlands churches! This page shows some of our recent items of news; click on the headline to read more about any item.

Mon 14 Nov 2022 — 3:50 pm

10.00am – 2.00pm in St Edith’s Halls, Kemsing

Refreshments, including tea, coffee, cakes and lunchtime food

Lots of Christmas Stalls

Musical Entertainment

Father Christmas

Come along and join in the festive fun for all the family

For more information... more

Fri 11 Nov 2022 — 2:30 pm

Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church, bringing the community together in the spirit of Christmas

Competition for best decorated trees

Free Entrance, donations welcomed

Refreshments, including mince pies

Advent Services on Sunday 27th

If you would like to... more

Fri 11 Nov 2022 — 2:15 pm

The Churches of Kemsing and Woodlands are looking to employee a Children’s and Families Worker to provide activities that engage with those families and children attending Church and also those who live across the local community.

We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated team player... more

Fri 11 Nov 2022 — 2:00 pm

Remembrance Sunday Service at 9.45am in St Mary’s Church, Kemsing

This year especially remembering and commemorating military and civilian service, including the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict

Following the service the Royal British Legion Standard and Uniform Groups... more

Sun 17 Oct 2021 — 8:10 pm

31st October 2021


For primary school age children. 

Otford Manor, Shorehill Lane TN15 6XF

FREE EVENT but please book your child's place:



Wed 1 Sep 2021 — 12:00 pm

From September 2021 our Sunday Service times have changed.   Going forward they will now be: 9.30am and 10.45am.  

Sunday Special (groups for primary school aged children) will begin on Sunday 19th September.  

Please email Deb Goodhead for further details. 


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Wed 24 Mar 2021 — 4:55 pm

The PCC met by video-conference on Thursday 11th March and approved our annual report and accounts for 2020. We are pleased to present this report to our many friends and supporters in the Kemsing and Woodlands area and further afield.

The report this year is briefer than in previous... more

Sun 10 Jan 2021 — 5:45 pm

At our services this morning, James announced that he would be resigning as vicar of Kemsing and Woodlands some time in the early summer.

If you weren't in church this morning, his announcement can be viewed here:

As he mentions, 3 minutes is too short to answer all the questions... more

Wed 23 Dec 2020 — 10:00 am
Open Air Carols at Otford Manor

This year's Christmas is very different for everyone in our part of the country. Having been put into "Tier 4", any plans we'd made to see family have to be cancelled.

Wonderfully, we are allowed to sing carols together provided we're in the open air and it's part of a church service.... more

Sat 19 Dec 2020 — 5:45 pm

James has just emailed everyone on our Coronavirus mailing list. Here is a copy of that email.

Dear all,

The Prime Minister announced at 4.15pm today that Kent (along with the rest of the South East of England) will move into a newly created "Tier 4", effective at midnight tonight... more


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