Events and Special Services

in the church and churchyard
Saturday 14 July – 11am to 2pm
Ploughman’s lunches, tea, coffee and cakes, ice creams,  stalls, games, the opportunity to buy home-made jams,  marmalades, chutneys and relishes, and a chance to ring the church bells


THURSDAYS 2, 9, 16 and 23 AUGUST
Do go along and enjoy home-made cake and scones
in the tranquillity of our ancient village church and churchyard

1,400 bell ringers died during the First World War.
Honour their memory by becoming one of 1,400 new bell ringers this year and be part of a nationwide moment by ringing on the centenary of the Armistice on 11 November 2018.
Find out how to take part by emailing


Saturday 7 July Messy Church – 3-5pm when the theme is ‘The Lost Sheep’. We are hoping to run Messy Church on 4 August if there are enough families so if you are intending to come and are not on our circulation please e-mail
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!
The idea caught on big time. There are posters, books and other merchandise available and when we met up with Lucy earlier in the year she had just returned from a visit to Australia! Messy Church has gone global!
The Messy Church I started at my previous church is still going strong seven years on. So 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. An August meeting will depend on a response at the July session so watch out for a notice on the Church board at the cross roads or e-mail me on!


“Ship Wrecked” Benefice Holiday Club
This summer, come and travel back in time, when our Time Machine return for
a “Ship Wrecked” Themed Holiday Club
On Mon 13 – Wed 15 August from 10am-12pm at Wateringbury Primary School
We will be playing lots of outdoor games and sports, make many different crafts each day, have singing, dancing , face painting, refreshments and more. The Holiday Club is open to all primary school aged children. Pre-school children are most welcome if a parent or carer stays and joins in the fun too! These days will be led by experienced ‘children and youth workers’ from different local churches. Last year we had a number of secondary school children who made the most fantastic Young Leaders, we would love that help again if any young person is interested. This year we have needed to introduce a small fee of £2 a family per day. Children are welcome to do all 3 days or the odd day(s).
It would just be lovely to see lots of children ready for some summer fun.
For more information or to book a place(s) please contact
Lisa Glasscote on 07950 852899/e-mail

COFFEE BREAK – Wednesdays 11 & 25 July, 8 & 22 August
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. At the church fete on 14 July 11am-2pm we will be having a stall selling some of the items coffee breakers have made – well worth a browse. We hope to see you there!