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.

Mon 2 Jun 2014 — 1:10 pm

Many in the community have been greatly saddened by our church hall fire, as have others from further afield with connections to our church.

Thanks to the support of many in the village, all our activities are up and running using other locations.

Meanwhile, we are looking to the... more

Fri 18 Apr 2014 — 6:15 pm
Hot Cross Buns from Kemsing's Good Friday celebration

Both churches celebrated Good Friday today. It was indeed a good Friday.

Each church started with its own celebration in church; Kemsing had an all-age service, at which we thought of the wonder of the great exchange. Jesus took our sin on himself, so that the barrier between us and God... more

Thu 17 Apr 2014 — 4:45 pm

Kemsing PCC met for the first time since our Church Hall fire at the weekend.

There was a sober mood as we were updated on what happened, and as we started to plan our way forwards. But there was also a determined mood. There is still a God to worship, a village to serve, and the good... more

Mon 14 Apr 2014 — 2:20 pm
Kemsing Church Hall, 13th April 2014

Kemsing Church Hall was burnt to the ground in a fire early on the morning of Sunday 13th April.

People across the community have been saddened and shocked by the sudden loss of our much-used church hall. We are very grateful for the prompt response of the emergency services, and for the... more

Mon 31 Mar 2014 — 4:45 pm
Fields along the route of the North Downs Challenge

The North Downs Challenge Walks are on 10th May this year, but the booking deadline is 19th April - less than 3 weeks away.

Don't miss this opportunity to join in one of the best organised walks in the area, and to take in the breathtaking beauty of the North Downs as you go.

Book... more

Tue 4 Mar 2014 — 10:10 am

Yesterday, Kemsing Church held its first Confirmation service for nearly seven years.

Four candidates, aged from their early teens to their early thirties, were confirmed by the Bishop of Rochester. Many their friends and family came to support them, as did a good number of our regular... more

Wed 29 Jan 2014 — 10:30 am

The AGM for the Friends of St Mary's will be held on 1st February at 2.30 in the Church Hall. After the AGM and refreshments there will be a presentation with a "St Edith" theme in the Church.

All are welcome irrespective of whether members or not.


Mon 23 Dec 2013 — 10:20 am

Yesterday we had a new entry in Kemsing's Christmas programme - carol singing around the village. We had said that the event would be dependent on the weather; happily with storms on Saturday and Monday, there was a lull on Sunday afternoon so we were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset and then a... more

Mon 4 Nov 2013 — 10:30 am
Children with the shoeboxes they contributed

This is the 4th year that Kemsing and Woodlands churches have taken part in Operation Christmas Child.

This was our best year yet: (To date) we have collected in 70 shoeboxes of gifts that will go to children around the world, many of whom may receive no other presents this Christmas.... more

Sat 7 Sep 2013 — 5:05 pm

Our summer holiday club this year was called "Junior Heroes". We thought about Paul's teaching from Ephesians 6 on how every Christian must "put on the full armour of God", illustrated with some Old Testament stories of how God used younger people in his purposes.

During the week, the... more


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