Saturdays 13 October, 10 November Messy Church – 3-5pm
There will be craft activities, short bible story and prayer times and ours will always end with afternoon tea.

About fourteen years ago a young lady called Lucy Moore decided she wanted to try something different from set services and approached her vicar to try something new for families, for any family who perhaps didn’t come to church. It would be a light touch Christian focus that was informal with activities for all, where children and families could try out crafts, sing and have a meal together. ‘Messy’ referred more to the informal approach although frequently there was paint and glue involved!  We have just started with young families in and around Wateringbury with a focus on families with children up to eight years and meeting in the church on the first Saturday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. We sing action songs, have a Bible story, perhaps games and then creative activities. We come back together to sing and we finish with tea

Songs of Praise to give thanks for the

Bell Tower Reshingling

on Sunday 23 September at 4pm

with guest preacher Right Rev Simon Burton-Jones,

new bishop of Tonbridge who lives in Kings Hill.


COFFEE BREAK – Wednesdays   5 and 19 September

Do go along to the church between 10.30-12.30 and enjoy coffee, delicious cake and chat. If you enjoy jigsaws we now have a jigsaw puzzle lending library. The group meets on alternate Wednesdays.    Some members are busy knitting poppies for the Carpet of Poppies in Church on November 2, 3 and 4.  Others are helping children at the school to make poppies, one for each man who fought in the Great War.  These will be placed round the village near to where the man lived.   The men are listed on the School Memorial Board which now hangs in the church vestry.  A unique piece of social history


Church of St John the Baptist
Tonbridge Road Wateringbury
1918 – 2018
Carpet of Poppies
Friday 2 November – 11am-4pm
Saturday 3 November – 11am-4pm
Sunday 4 November – 2-4pm

History Displays

Ploughman’s Lunches
Cream Teas
Hand-made Poppy Brooches

Annual Parish Act of Remembrance Service 10am Sunday 11 November