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.

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

Tue 15 Dec 2020 — 4:15 pm
Shoeboxes from 2020

A huge thank you to everyone from Kemsing and Woodlands who took part in Operation Christmas Child this year.

Knowing it's harder this year to get to the shops and buy things to put in boxes, we had set ourselves the target of sending off 100 boxes. Last year we sent off 125, and we... more

Thu 3 Dec 2020 — 6:10 pm

Why not join us on a journey through the Christmas story...

This December we are excited to announce a new community activity: 


For more information please see the section under - Services: Christmas: Advent Walk... more

Fri 13 Nov 2020 — 9:25 am
The Kemsing Cook Book

For a number of years, we've sold Kemsing Calendars, featuring Stephanie Sceal's photographs of the village and surrounding area. Stephanie has a wonderful gift to see a familiar place with fresh eyes and to capture that in beautiful photographs. People who love our area love these calendars;... more

Wed 28 Oct 2020 — 9:15 pm

Oak Hall up at Otford Manor are hosting a family friendly afternoon of entertainment at their outdoor Garden Stage with live music from the Christian band Awesome Cutlery. It will all be run in a Covid-secure way. Please visit to book your socially distanced marked square... more

Tue 20 Oct 2020 — 4:25 pm

Last Thursday, we held our Annual Election of Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

Because our church building could only accommodate 30 following government Covid-19 guidelines, the decision had been taken to hold the meeting remotely using Zoom. There are 130 people on our... more


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