Category Archives: Events Markbeech


on SUNDAY 8th APRIL 2018
from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM



Please come along to see & buy some beautiful hand made items, useful items and lots of “treasured” items from a lovely family home.


Stainer’s Crucifixion at Markbeech on Palm Sunday

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Charles Talbot is conducting and directing the Markbeech choir with visiting singers in a performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion at Holy Trinity, Markbeech on Sunday evening at 6.30pm This will be a wonderful occasion and we do hope you will come and bring your friends to experience this moving start to Holy Week.



They take place on Tuesdays from 12 until 2pm alternating between Markbeech and Hever Village Halls.

All you need to do is let Rev Wendy or a Church Warden know that you are coming so that we can make sure there is enough soup in the pot!

There is no charge – and we can arrange a lift if you would like.

The success of the first lunch has been such that I wonder whether there is scope for a monthly Benefice Lunch Club. Do let me or your Wardens know if you think it would be a good idea.

There is no talk or address, just lots of chatter as friendships are rekindled.

Markbeech Book Fair 2018

Markbeech Village Hall on Saturday 17th March 10:30am until 3pm.

Come and browse and buy second-hand books!There will be a Children’s Corner. Refreshments available include homemade soup, tea and cakes – all in aid of Holy Trinity, Markbeech.

Books wanted! We are now collecting good quality books and DVDs for this event, so start cleaning those shelves!

Anna Hopwood / 01342 850 690

Gemma Wilkinson / 07788 553 867

Ash Wednesday 7pm Service

Holy Trinity, Markbeech | 14th February, 7pm

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of prayer and fasting. It commences the season of penance, fasting and reflection in preparation for Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.

In Holy Trinity, Markbeech there will be a service including the Imposition of Ashes. We look forward to welcoming you to our service on the first day of lent.

Archdeacon’s Visit

11th February 9.15am

Sung Eucharist

Holy Trinity, Markbeech

On 11th February we have an important visitor in our parish  – Archdeacon Julie Conalty – who will be coming to take the service and preach.  PLEASE come along to this service!  The new Archdeacon is an interesting lady and will, I am sure, have something interesting to say.  The choir will be meeting and we hope to see lots of children too!Archdeacon's visit



All Souls Day Invitation

Thursday, 2nd November 7pm

On All souls day, which this year falls on Thursday, 2nd November, the Church remembers all those we know who have died – family members and friends. In our Benefice there will be a quiet, thoughtful, gentle service including hymns and readings which includes a chance to pray for those whom we love who have died, naming them as we do so.

Please join us if you can, at 7pm in Holy Trinity, Markbeech. Everyone is welcome, and will be able to light a candle as a symbol of our prayers and all that they meant, and still mean, to us. If you would like to make sure a special person known to you is included, please write the name down and give it to the Church Warden when you come to church.

Harvest Festival & Family lunch in Markbeech

Sunday 24th September

Family Harvest Festival at Holy Trinity Markbeech at 11.00 am followed by a delicious lunch in the Village Hall.   £12.50 per person, children under 12 free.  If you are not able to make the church service then come along for lunch at 12.15.

Please call/email Marielou Linklater to book your space: / 07860 436668


This lovely poem was written for Mark and Laura Selby who were married in Holy Trinity Markbeech in August.

Mark & Laura

Under the spreading sentinels of the Weald,
leafage gives space for a sanctuary more
decorated than expected, a shield
from temporal concern, without temporal flaw.

In the sanctuary’s vault, Christ is ascendant,
Earth trivial at the mauve heaven’s base.
Beneath, a man and woman enter a covenant
that’s an outward sign of an inward grace.

By the giving and receiving of your rings,
by your joining of hands attuned to the call of art,
by your sealing kiss, your love sings
in all of us and makes its proving mark

in the timeline kept by this timeless house,
on this Earth revitalised by your vows.


Markbeech gala dinner, this Saturday!

The sun is set to shine on our summer gala dinner in Markbeech this Saturday and we still have some spaces left if you haven’t booked yet!

It’s going to be a wonderful evening, with sparkling entertainment, delicious food and the good company of friends. And we’ll be telling you about the inspirational work we’re doing to alleviate suffering amongst women in Kent.

If you can’t come to the dinner, but would like to know more about our work with women in Kent who have suffered the trauma of domestic violence, terminal cancer and even victims of slavery, then please drop me an email or ring me on 01342 850423 and I’ll fill you in.

And if you’d like to book a last minute place, then just reply to this email and I’ll get straight back to you!

Charlotte xx