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 1 Dec 2017 — 4:55 pm
The signed and sealed pastoral scheme

Historically, Kemsing and Woodlands have been two separate parishes. This is a structural point. England is divided up into "parishes", such that every square inch of England is the particular responsibility of an individual parish church. So we had two parishes: The parish of Kemsing, and the... more

Thu 16 Nov 2017 — 1:10 pm
Some of your young people with their shoeboxes

This year, we once again took part in Operation Christmas Child. Our own church family was joined by many from across the wider community. We had support from Kemsing Primary School, the Dynes Road Cleaners and the village library - all of which acted as additional drop-off points.

Last... more

Fri 3 Nov 2017 — 2:00 pm
Canon Adrian Carey

Older members of our church family and village community will remember Canon Adrian Carey who lived here for nearly 20 years until 2004. Adrian sadly died in July, and last week's Church Times carried an obituary.

CANON ADRIAN CAREY, who died on 5 July, aged 96, spent the early years of... more

Fri 3 Nov 2017 — 11:50 am
T7 Bonfire Night Flyer

Two of our midweek clubs are going to have bonfire night celebrations next week.

Wednesday Club is our club for school years 3 to 6, and T7 is our new youth club for those in school years 7 to 9. T7 will go to Otford Manor on Tuesday evening for a bonfire - with hot dogs, marshmallows and... more

Tue 31 Oct 2017 — 10:20 am
Martin Luther

Today is October 31st, Reformation Day in the church calendar.

Why are we still celebrating this 500 years later? Read this excellent short article by Michael Reeves, entitled 3 Things Every Christian Should Know About the Reformation.

And why October 31st? Well, here's a bit of... more

Fri 20 Oct 2017 — 1:20 pm
Christmas Card design featuring Kemsing Church

Once again, we are proud to offer high quality Christmas cards for sale.

This year, we have two designs. One is an original illustration by Lin Henning, and features our church building encircled by a wreath of holly and ivy. The other is a photograph of a design knitted by Brenda Dearing... more

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

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