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 6 Oct 2017 — 3:00 pm
Kemsing Church's Community Mural Entry

In the Spring of this year the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group launched the Great Community Mural competition. They invited church insurance customers to submit a piece of original artwork which celebrated the role their church played as part of the fabric of its local community. Five monetary... more

Fri 22 Sep 2017 — 2:35 pm
Deb Goodhead

As our work amongst children and young people continues to grow, we're delighted to have appointed Deb Goodhead to our staff team. Deb will work half time as our Children's and Youth Worker.

Hopefully, you'll soon get the opportunity to meet Deb in person. In the meantime, she introduces... more

Fri 22 Sep 2017 — 1:40 pm
Gambling Machine

This coming Sunday evening (24th September), we have a special service planned at 6.30pm.

From time to time, we run an informal evening service that we call a "speaker service". We invite a visiting speaker, often from a charity or mission agency, to inform us about their work, and then... more

Fri 15 Sep 2017 — 1:40 pm
The Chancel of St Mary's Kemsing

Every 5 years, all Anglican churches have to be inspected by a suitably qualified architect. This is known as the "Quinquennial Inspection", and informs the church as to the state of its building. He goes to many of the areas that we would not access every day, carrying out an incredibly... more

Tue 5 Sep 2017 — 2:50 pm
A sample card

We're pleased to announce three dates when you can enjoy a wonderful, unique opportunity. Diana Springall is a renowned textile artist who lives in Kemsing. She will be hosting Christmas Card Sewing Workshops at her studio on Park Lane, Kemsing, from 10.30am until 12pm on 2nd, 18th and 21st... more

Wed 7 Jun 2017 — 5:25 pm
Lots of chocolates

That was the theme of our all-age service last Sunday.

If Jesus really is alive, it's wonderful. The previous month, we looked at the beginning of John 20, and saw how Jesus being risen means that everyone who follows him is now a member of God's family. We can call Jesus "brother" and we... more

Fri 14 Apr 2017 — 2:00 pm
Jesus and one of the criminals swapped places

This morning, at our Good Friday service, we started in church with an all-age service, then went up onto Green Hill (by the cross) to continue our service in the open air. We then all returned to Kemsing Church for tea, fresh coffee, juice, hot chocolate - and, of course, hot cross buns.

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Thu 6 Apr 2017 — 9:20 pm
Annual Report Cover - the report itself is linked in the text of the article

Our Parochial Church Council has just approved our Annual Report for 2016. It tells a story of the many good things God has been doing in the life of our church family through 2016, and sets out some of our hopes for 2017.

Here are a few snippets:

“Christ’s family of all ages,... more

Tue 13 Dec 2016 — 9:45 am
Explorers in The Dynes for Christmas

Our Explorers group went into The Dynes again yesterday to sing some carols and to perform a simple costumed nativity play.

The residents at The Dynes were overwhelmed by the children, and really enjoyed themselves. The children also had a great time, sharing the Christmas story in a... more

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

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