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.

Thu 11 Jun 2020 — 2:40 pm

You may have seen reports in the news that the government will probably allow church buildings to be re-opened for individual private prayer from Monday 15th June.

This is clearly excellent news. It’s one of a number of signs that things are improving, that the government believes the... more

Mon 8 Jun 2020 — 12:45 pm

With lockdown, we cannot distribute paper copies of The Well, our free quarterly magazine, to every home in the parish.

So the editorial team has worked hard and produced an online-only edition. It contains a delightful mixture of current news, local people's reflections on life under... more

Mon 11 May 2020 — 11:50 am
Annual Report Cover for 2019

The PCC met by video-conference on Thursday 30th April and approved our annual report and accounts for 2019. 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

Mon 20 Apr 2020 — 12:20 pm
Screenshot from our online service

It's been 4 weeks since we've been able to use our own church building for anything.

Each Sunday, we have a service online, using our YouTube channel. We're being joined in real time each week by about 50 households, so that we can still hear from God's word, sing God's praises and pray... more

Thu 19 Mar 2020 — 7:10 pm

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

Wed 18 Mar 2020 — 11:05 am
Kemsing Church is open each day to provide a place of prayer

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.

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Tue 17 Mar 2020 — 1:45 pm

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

Fri 8 Nov 2019 — 10:25 am
Shoeboxes from 2019

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

Tue 29 Oct 2019 — 8:30 am


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.  

£1... more

Tue 29 Oct 2019 — 8:25 am

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


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