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.

Fri 9 Dec 2016 — 4:40 pm
Advent Pulpit Fall

Rosemary Fielden lived in Kemsing for many years, and contributed much to the life of the village, including starting the Lunch Club. She died in March 2014, and a memorial service was held for her, in Kemsing Church on 9th May 2014.

Her family commissioned Diana Springall, a highly... more

Fri 11 Nov 2016 — 2:35 pm
Some of our children with their shoeboxes

Our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child have now been collected. Last year we sent in 106 boxes. This year, we set ourselves the ambitious target of sending in 200. In the end, we managed 162, which is a really good achievement. 200 was always intended to be a somewhat stretching challenge... more

Wed 9 Nov 2016 — 3:15 pm

Explorers is our after-school club for children in Reception and classes 1 and 2.

This past week, some members of our village community joined them to talk about their memories and experiences of living through the second World War.

It will soon be Remembrance Day, but we don't... more

Thu 6 Oct 2016 — 1:15 pm
Kemsing Explorers with their harvest loaves

Our harvest celebrations this year were helped along by contributions from two different groups within the village.

Explorers is our after-school club for the 5s to 7s. Anywhere from 6 to 10 children meet at the library each week for a snack, a Bible story, some games and activities.... more

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


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