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.

Tue 9 Apr 2019 — 12:00 pm
Annual Report Cover

The PCC met on Sunday to sign off our financial statements for 2018, and so our Annual Report for last year is now ready to go to the printers.

James, our Vicar, says in his report:

Please read this report, and be encouraged. This is the story of a church of Christian men, women... more

Thu 4 Apr 2019 — 3:45 pm

Over yesterday and today, we moved our church office into a new location.

Our church office always used to be in our church hall, which burnt down 5 years ago. Almost immediately after the fire, the St Edith Club kindly offered us the use of their committee room as a temporary office. At... more

Mon 1 Apr 2019 — 9:30 am
Confirmation Group

Two weekends ago, we had the first confirmation service for many years, although for practical reasons it was a joint service with 3 other churches rather than a service just for us in one of our own church buildings. 7 young people from our Kemsing and Woodlands church family joined with... more

Fri 16 Nov 2018 — 3:50 pm
Some of our children with their shoeboxes

2018 was our best year yet for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal.

We started in 2010 with just 40 boxes. Last year, we'd grown this to 169, so we set ourselves the target to reach 200 this year. For the third year running, this has become something the whole village community... more

Mon 12 Nov 2018 — 5:40 pm
Vicarage Drawing

We heard today that the planning appeal, which was heard on 3rd and 4th July this year, for planning applications 17/03877 and 17/00062 were both dismissed (that is, refused). Many people have been waiting to hear the outcome of these appeals, so we wanted to let people know as soon as possible... more

Sun 11 Nov 2018 — 2:50 pm
Flower Display for 2018 Remembrance

Today, we celebrated 100 years since the end of World War I.

As usual, we started with a packed church, with well over 100 adults, many Scouts and Guides; as on every Sunday of the year, children younger than school age had our two supervised creche groups in the vestries. We sang... more

Mon 13 Aug 2018 — 10:20 pm

When: Wed 29th, Thurs 30th, Fri 31st Aug  10am – 12.30pm

Where: Otford Manor, Shorehill Lane, Otford, TN15 6XF

Who: Children currently at Primary School: Reception-Year 6

Cost: £2 per session or £5 for all 3

(we do not wish cost to be a problem for any child... more

Sun 12 Aug 2018 — 10:10 pm

Having just got back from a week away with some of our youth groups 11-14 year olds we have had an amazing time away!  

A week full of fun, laughter, water games, visit to Chessington theme park, crafts, wide games, bonfires, inflatables and much much more! 

We studied the book of... more

Thu 5 Jul 2018 — 7:45 pm
The Planning Inspectorate

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (3rd and 4th July 2018), the appeal hearing for our two planning applications occurred.


The two plans being appealed were as follows:

17/03877 — Erection of new vicarage with access through churchyard. This application was made by the... more
Tue 10 Apr 2018 — 4:05 pm
Annual Report 2017 - Cover

On Sunday, after the morning services, the PCC approved the annual report for Kemsing for 2017.

You can download the full report from its dedicated page on our website, and also read some excerpts. It tells the story of a year in our church family. We're a happy, growing and busy church,... more


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