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.

Sun 2 Oct 2016 — 4:05 pm
Harvest Flowers in Kemsing Church

Kemsing celebrated their harvest festival in style again this year.

In the morning, we had two services with a harvest theme - a Communion at 9.15, and an All Age Service at 10.30. At both services we sung traditional harvest hymns, as well as some more contemporary songs with actions at... more

Thu 14 Jul 2016 — 12:35 pm
The Craft Group taking their Twiddlemuffs into The Dynes

The Kemsing Church Craft Group have been working on a new project, "Twiddlemuffs".

These are a fantastically simple idea, but have been greatfully received by the residents at They Dynes who were each given one yesterday. They are simple knitted muffs, which feature a number of buckles,... more

Fri 10 Jun 2016 — 5:00 pm
Welcome to our flower festival: 90th Birthday of the Queen

This weekend (Friday through Monday, 9am to 5pm), Kemsing Church is open for our flower festival entitled "90 Glorious Years - a Tribute in Flowers to Her Majesty the Queen".

Our team of skilled flower arrangers have done a wonderful job at decorating the whole church with brightly... more

Tue 7 Jun 2016 — 4:45 pm
Evensong at The Dynes: June 2016

On Sunday evening, we again took our Evensong service into The Dynes so that we could join with the residents there for our evening worship.

The choir came, and sung an anthem during the service: "Lead me, Lord" by Samuel Wesley. We sang a number of well-known hymns, including "Now Thank... more

Sat 21 May 2016 — 6:05 pm

This afternoon in Rochester Cathedral, 25 "Licensed Lay Ministers" were licensed for their ministry by Bishop James of Rochester.

Among them was our very own Ruth Mason. Ruth has served among us for many years as a "Licensed Reader". Going forwards, Rochester Diocese will license lay... more

Mon 16 May 2016 — 5:55 pm

Well done to all the walkers who completed last Saturday's North Downs Challenge Walks. It was another fantastic event, with nearly 200 walkers completing either the 11, 15 or 20 mile routes. It was helped by near-perfect weather - it was cool but dry. As ever, the sandwiches and cakes were... more

Sat 7 May 2016 — 2:25 pm

Kemsing's Community Choir gave a wonderful concert in St Mary's Church yesterday evening. The Community Choir has performed 6 times so far, about once a year - each time strictly as a one-off!

We enjoyed songs from The Sound of Music in the first half, along with some succinct narrations... more

Mon 7 Mar 2016 — 9:00 am
Anita Connelly

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Anita Connelly as our new church administrator.

Anita starts work this morning, working with Margaret Robarts who has been our administrator for many years. From 28th March, she will take over from Margaret; she is really looking forward to... more

Wed 27 Jan 2016 — 4:30 pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Friend's of St. Mary will be held in the Church on February 6th at 2.30pm. Refreshments will be served and Nina Holley will talk about the 'Life and Times of Sir Ninian Comper'.  Everyone is welcome.

Thu 24 Dec 2015 — 8:00 pm
Carols for Tiny Tots 2015

It was another good year for crib services at both churches.

The 2pm "Carols for Tiny Tots" service in Kemsing attracted many families with young children. We watched the video by the Bible Society of The Christmas Poem, thinking about how the coming of Jesus was good news because he grew... more


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