It's extremely hard to be told we cannot gather for worship on Sunday morning. For many of us, corporate worship has been part of our weekly rhythm for many years, a rhythm that sustains us and strengthens us to live as the people of God in the week ahead. In these testing times, we need this... more
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.
Update 23rd March: Sadly, we've now taken the decision that it is safer to keep our buildings closed, having reviewed the directions given to churches inside the M25.
Both our church buildings at Kemsing and Woodlands have traditionally been kept open during the day.
As a church we've been monitoring the evolving situation with coronavirus Covid-19 as it's unfolded. For example, last Sunday, we met for our usual services but without refreshments.
Today, we needed to change our plans more drastically than up to this point, as the guidance from the... more
Many thanks to everyone across the community who took part in the 2019 shoebox campaign for Operation Christmas Child.
In total we were able to send off 125 boxes. We'll find out early in the new year where our boxes went.
This is a smaller number than last year, because one very... more
31st October 2019
For all primary school aged children
At Otford Manor, Shorehill Lane, Otford, Kent, TN15 6XF
Our light party will involve games, crafts, food, mini disco and a Bible talk.
A great alternative way to spend Halloween.
Tuesday 29th - Wednesday 30th October 2019
T7 Youth Group will be going up to Otford Manor for an afternoon of activities, followed by food and fun- games in the dark! Plus a sleep over.
Our theme is looking at Jesus defeating death: 'I AM the Resurrection and the Life' John 11:25... more
Summer Fun with T7
Our youth group for 11-14s will head to Thorpe Park early on Wednesday 24th July 2019, enjoy the rides and then come back for a BBQ, Bonfire, Wide Game and sleepover in tents at Oak Hall, Otford Manor. We will finish after breakfast on Thursday morning 25th July. Our... more
Look out for our Church Hall Fundraising stall this Saturday 22nd June: 1pm-4pm at the Kemsing School Fete.
Alongside this we will also be promoting our youth and children's work where we will have displays, a craft zone and a Ping Pong Challenge. These activities will be FREE.
Are you ready for an epic adventure... answer the call, join the Guardians and become a hero of Ancora. We will discover the lost stories of the Bible through games, crafts, songs, stories, fun and much much more!
Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club 2019
WHEN: Wed 28th, Thurs... more
James, our vicar, handed out a letter today to everyone in the church family outlining his plans for a sabbatical.
It is reproduced below in full.
If you want to know more about his plans, he's written a couple of blog posts. The first explains his plans for the sabbatical, the... more