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Last Updated - 16 November, 2018

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Family Food Bank

Please continue to support the Family Food Bank in your church ... help families in distress by donating ... there is a box in your church ... Go to the Kent-wide website to see how you might help ... guidance is given on food, money, or time donations! Nonfood items like nappies and wipes are also much needed.
Steve Lillicrap and Richard Birch have vouchers and boxes available to those in need.
A summary of this important initiative as it has happened in Creekside from Charlotte.


10th November onwards


christmas trees to benefit church and charitiesChristmas Trees will be available this year for selection from SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER. PLEASE CONTACT US TO TELL US WHEN YOU’D LIKE TO COME! Last year raised over £11,500 for our churches and 25 charities. Alison and Peter Howard, Nashs Farmhouse, Luddenham, Faversham, Kent ME13 0TQ. Tel 532596, or email
16th November 7.30pm: Musique Cordiale Festival Choir in NEWNHAM CHURCH. Choruses from the Messiah. Songs and Arias with Dima Bawab (soprano). Conductor Graham Ross.
Free Entrance including a glass of wine.
Information tel: 07976301443,

21st November

Repeats1.30 pm: AGE U.K. Service. Bell Friday Centre, London Road, Teynham.
Every first and third Wednesday of the month.
24th November
2-4pm: Christmas Fair. Oare Village Hall. Raffle, Refreshments, Cake Stalls and Gifts.
24th November CANCELLED 7-9pm: Christ Church Gospel Choir. A fantastic evening with one of the best in the Country.
Venue: St. Mary's Church, Teynham
Tickets: Free from the Morrison family on 07505 352816 or Barbara on 521069 or Teynham Church on Sundays.
28th November Repeats9.00pm - 12.00pm: Gateway Cafe. Bring and Buy at Lynsted Church. Hot Breakfast - Cakes - Sausage Rolls. More Information, contact Anna or Jo 521714.
Last Wednesday of each month
1st December 11.00-13.00: Newnham Community Christmas Coffee Morning & Soup Luncheon

5th December

Repeats1.30 pm: AGE U.K. Service. Bell Friday Centre, London Road, Teynham.
Every first and third Wednesday of the month.
8th December 2pm: Lynsted Christmas Play & Carols. All Welcome. Any help would be appreciated. More information: Francette 520372

12th December

Repeats1.30 - 3.30 pm: Caring Hands Craft Club.
Venue: Scout hut, Conyer Road. Learn a new craft or share yours. Contact Mary 522165.
Every Second Wednesday of the month.

12th December Repeats7pm - 10pm: Ladies Fellowship Meal. If you fancy a night out with a bit of fun and TAKEAWAY, come and join us; bring your purse. All welcome. More information from Mary 522165 or Ann 521934.
Every Second Wednesday of the month.
16th December 17.30pm: Newnham Carols Round the Tree
21st December 19.30pm: Christmas Cantiana.
Venue: Newnham Village Hall.
22nd December 5pm: Wychling Church. Carols by Candlelight/Gaslight this year with mulled wine, mince pies and jolly good singing.

Regular Weekly Events

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  • 1st Sunday of each Month - but NOT over the Winter: 5.30pm Evensong at Wychling Church from May 6th onwards. Now stopped for Winter. Plainsong, mediaeval music and folk instruments. Details from Pauline Jardine-Rose (01795 886165) or talk to Rev. Richard Birch (01795 886265)


  • 2nd Sunday of Each Month in Lynsted Church: 10.30am Family Services
  • 1st Sunday of Each Month in Lynsted Church: 9.00am Communion Services
  • 4th Sunday of Each Month in Lynsted Church: 10.30am Communion Services
  • 6pm on Sunday Evenings for 35 minutes. BREAKTHROUGH! Modern Worship with talk. Lynsted Church


  • Gods Detectives. Teynham Church at the 10.30 am service is the weekly Sunday School which meets every Sunday during term time but just occasionally during term they don’t meet as a separate group if there is a special service in the church
  • 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month: “TG Tips” services at Teynham School.
  • Term time: St.Mary's Tots. At Teynham Vicarage/Rectory. Coffee chat and children play. Bumps, Babies and Pre-schoolers welcome. More info, talk to Charlotte. Contact via
  • Quiet times of Bible reading and prayer: NORTON Church: 12 noon
  • FAVERSHAM Disabled Club Meetings in Teynham: Monday afternoons between 1.00 and 4.30 p.m. Quiet times Readings and Prayer
  • Quiet times of Bible reading and prayer: OARE Church: 12 noon
  • Coffee Drop-In at NORTON Village Hall takes place (10.30 am until Noon) on the first Tuesday of every month.
  • Quiet times Readings and Prayer/Celtic Morning Prayer: 8.30 am: LYNSTED: Short Services of Bible Readings and Prayers. A quiet time for reflection.
  • Tuesday evenings: 7.45pm for 8pm start until 9.30pm. THEOS Discipleship Group.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month. 9.00am: Coffee Morning in LYNSTED Church.
  • 2nd & 4th: 10.00 am: Mid-week bible groups. 38 Frognal Gardens. Contact Ann & Mort Hill (01795 521934).
  • Fortnightly Evening Bible Group: 59 Honeyball Walk, TEYNHAM. Contact Bob Kinnear (01795 521125).
  • Weekly Evenings: Mid-week bible groups. 59 Honeyball Walk Teynham. Contact Steve Lillicrap
  • Tuesday 10am: Creekside Cluster Coffee Stop. Whether you are new to the area, need some company or need a short break and fancy stopping for a chat, please come and join Mary at CRISPIN’s Restaurant.
  • Weekly Bible Study Group - 1.30-3.00pm and Jo and Tim's house (Lyndale, Ludgate Lane). More from Jo (01795 521714)
  • Quest - each 1st Wednesday at 7.30pm for 8pm in Lynsted Church. A regular informal gathering with opportunities for worshipping God through music, video, bible reading, speaking, discussion and prayer. Each meeting starts with tea and coffee. Please do join us on this journey.
  • Tea and Chat with Greenstreet Methodist Church takes place (2.30-4.30 pm) on the third Wednesday of every month. New Venue: 6 Harry’s Road, Teynham.
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm: Mid-week bible groups. 32 Frognal Gardens, Teynham. Contact Pauline Duncan (01795 520129).
  • 1st Thursday of each month: 9.00am: Doddington Julian Meeting at Doddington Vicarage. Small group to meet for half an hour in silent prayer. Contacts: Paula Jardine-Rose (886165) or Lis Bayford (886392) - learn more through
  • Quiet times Readings and Prayer NEWNHAM: 2.30 pm: Short Services of Bible Reading and Prayers. A quiet time for reflection.
  • Ladies Fellowship Meal at TEYNHAM Scout Hut - Every Third Thursday of the month: 7.30pm - (plenty of parking space and well-lit). Our main aim over the last five years has just to be relaxed together and be ourselves. Please phone Pauline on 01795 520129 or Ann on 01795 520228 if you would like to be included - YOU WOULD BE MADE VERY WELCOME.
  • Quiet times Readings and Prayer DODDINGTON: 9.00 am: Short Services of Bible Reading and Prayers. A quiet time for reflection.
  • Friday Group (this was the Monday Group) - 1.30-3.00pm - every Friday of term-time. Meetings at the home of Lis Bayford (DODDINGTON) for study, prayer, tea drinking, cake consuming and chat. All welcome, just turn up or ring Lis Bayford (01795 886392).
  • Church Youth Drama Group. Meet every Friday, 6-7pm in term time Fridays in DODDINGTON Village Hall. Ages 11 upwards welcome. We perform short sketches in family worship. No need to be a Christian to join in, just enjoy drama and chocolate biscuits. Turn up or call Nicky Lord or Barbara Roberts (01795 886332). Some sessions will be led by Anna Seabrook, a fun and dynamic drama graduate.
  • Weekly Afternoons during term time: 1.30 - 3pm: Mid-week bible groups. WYCHLING or DODDINGTON. Contact: Lis Bayford (886392).
  • 1st & 3rd Friday: 7.30pm: Mid-week bible groups. At Banks Farmhouse, Teynham. Contact: Bob Sutton (01795 522255).
  • Quiet times Readings and Prayer: TEYNHAM: 9.30 am: Short Services of Bible Reading and Prayers. A quiet time for reflection.