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Saturday, 8th September 2018 at 7:00pm Doors open at 6:45pm
Hever Village Hall
Tickets are now on sale on or via phone on 07958 919 631

A great night out for all the family. With dancing in the village hall and two marquees with hay bales for everyone to sit, chat and eat their BBQ on.

You won’t go hungry with local burgers and sausages, salads and splendid homemade desserts! The bar has beers, wines and soft drinks to quench the dancers thirst! Vegetarian options are available, please make sure that you book these so that we can plan the catering!

The band has a great caller who will explain the steps and make sure that everyone has a great time. We always have a wide range of ages from toddlers through teenagers to octogenarians -dancing optional – but fun for all.

Country & Western / Cowboy fancy dress optional, but you my win a bottle of bubbly, with children prizes too.



Saturday 14th July from 1pm

Family day out, steam engines, pony rides, local arts and crafts, schools stalls, THE maze, vintage vehicles, beer tent, cakes, a Spitfire flypast by the Battle of Britain, something for all the family. Come along and support your village community!

Calling all bakers, get your apron on and create that winning showstopper…

Bake off image

Rector’s Letter Summer

The summer has truly arrived, and the holiday season is upon us. There are events across the Benefice for us to enjoy – including summer fetes, school events and open gardens. Community spirit is certainly alive and well – so many people are working very hard to make every one a success, and this is a good opportunity to thank everyone for all the hard work that goes into evert event.

Talking of moving on, we learned back in May that our Link Editors, Ana and Daryl Roxburgh are looking to concentrate on other things from September onwards. Therefore THE LINK NEEDS A NEW EDITOR – and very soon! It is such an important link throughout our Benefice – it unites the Parishes and all the community. As the founding editor of the Link in the early 1980s, I have more than a little interest in making sure that it goes from strength to strength! Ana and Daryl are happy to help during a hand-over period. We’re happy to consider different options – perhaps even a team of editors, to ease the load and bring a different perspective month by month. Please call me or Ana if you’d like to talk about your ideas.

July is also the time for many of the pupils at our schools. It is the end of an academic year and a time when some must say good-bye and prepare to move on to the next stage. There are new opportunities ahead and new experiences to be had. We all wish them well as they look ahead to a future full of possibilities.

I wish everyone a very happy summer time and look forward to the happy buzz of activity at the events mentioned in this issue – starting (of course) with the Four Elms fete on 14th July – see you there!



Saturday 16th June

Exhibitors must give notice of their entries to the Show Secretary (Mrs Jan Tolfree, Roxana Cottage, Pigdown Lane, Hever, TN8 7LT by 6 pm Wednesday 13th June of the classes in which they intend to exhibit. Entry cards to be collected on the show day from 8.30 am. Staging to be completed by 10.15 am for judging at 10.30.
Anyone can enter, a class costs 20p for members and 40p for non members. Membership is just £6
All are welcome between 2 and 4 pm for tea and homemade cake and to see the floral and domestic display. Prize giving at 4.15 pm


Glass, Ceramics, Textiles, Printmaking & Paintings

52 Artists based in Sevenoaks and Edenbridge are opening their studios/home to show their work to the public for two weeks from 8-24th June. Please look at for each individual artist’s page to check opening times studios as they may vary. The numbers next to the artist’s name refer to the location on the map.
The Red House in Hever is looking forward to welcoming you!

Open days:

9th and 10th June

13th – 17th June

20th – 24th June

10am – 5pm

Art in June

Intercessions 27th May Nick Irens

 Creator God, eternally existing in three divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we come before you to offer our praise and adoration, and we pray that you will keep us steadfast in our faith in you.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Heavenly Father, fill our hearts and homes with the love you have so freely given. Awaken us to new beginnings. Help us, as part of your universal church, to reach out to others with the good news of Christ.

We pray for Bishop James and our priest, Wendy. We give thanks for those who inspire us by their Christian leadership and we pray that we may be welcoming, to all who come to join us here in prayer.

We ask you to guide us in our relationships with each other, within the Church, within our families and with our neighbours. May you draw us together in your fellowship of love and joy.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Lord our God, we thank you for the blessings of our country and the freedoms we enjoy. We pray for our Queen and her family and we ask you to bless the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan, bestowing on them your great gift of children.

We pray that you guide the nations in the way of justice, liberty and peace. That the Holy Spirit may unite and reconcile the peoples and those in authority, to bring an end to war, hatred and discrimination.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Gracious Father, we give thanks for our beautiful world and ask that you make us more aware of our responsibilities to our environment, our climate and our resources, so we may ensure that the beauty of the earth continues for future generations.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


God of hope, we turn to you for those who are eaten up with guilt and foreboding, those whose Christian life is a steep and rocky path. We bring to you the despairing and despondent, and those who are tempted to do wrong. May they have your guidance and strength.

We pray for all those who are weak, who are ill, who cannot cope on their own, and all those in need or trouble, who ask for our prayers.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Loving Father, we pray for all in hospital and those who care for them. Through your abundant love may they find comfort and hope.

We pray for those we have loved but see no more. They remain forever in our hearts; and may they rest in peace in your heavenly home forever.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Holy Trinity, three persons and one God, may we look for and know your presence in our daily lives,

  • In our relationships
  • In our work and service
  • In our recreation
  • In our worship
  • and in our times of joy and sorrow

Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which no darkness can obscure. We pray that you turn our darkness into light and in your light shall we see light.



Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen


JUST TWO WEEKS TO GO….Hever Parish Council (covering Four Elms, Hever and Markbeech) – Annual Assembly

Tuesday 15th May 6 – 9pm Hever village hall (presentations start 6.30pm).

all welcome to hear short presentations from;
Kent Fire and Rescue service
Dr. Morrison (Edenbridge Health Centre)
Edenbridge Community First Responders

and to discuss our community spaces – what do we value and what would you like to improve ?

All most welcome, refreshments provided.

Rector’s Letter May 2018


May is going to be a busy and exciting month – it will see the beginning of the wedding season (including of course, the Royal wedding).

Ø  Christian Aid week will begin on 13th May

Ø   Rogation Sunday will be on 6th May when traditionally we beat the Parish boundary and stop to pray for good crops to grow.

Ø  Ascension Day will fall on Thursday 10th May, when there will be a special service at Markbeech.

Ø  Pentecost, the birthday of the Church will be celebrated on 20th May, and to round off the month ….

Ø  Markbeech will celebrate its patronal service on Trinity Sunday, 27th May … and then we can all take a rest on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

Wow, what a month is in prospect!

Between Ascension Day and Pentecost (10 and 20 May), we can join with Christians all over the world to pray for more people to come to faith, under the banner of Thy Kingdom Come through the Pledge2Pray challenge. Quite simply, all you have to do is think of five people you know who are not Christians and pray for them. In all of our churches there are interesting explanatory booklets for you to take home, and prayer journals to help you join in.

In Rochester Diocese there will be special events and prayer initiatives which will be publicised and Rochester Cathedral will become a giant visual prayer for our Diocese, with prayers and displays from each deanery, encouraging everyone to pray for the growth of God’s kingdom throughout the Diocese.

Please join in and pray as you can for all that is happening in this busy month and for all who will be married in our Benefice this year.


Rogation Walk

Sunday 6th May 3.30pm-4.30pm

Rogation Sunday will be on 6th May when traditionally we beat the Parish boundary and stop to pray for good crops to grow. This year the walk will take place in Hever and we are going to meet at St Peter’s Hever at 3.30pm for a gentle afternoon walk. Teas and cake at the end.

If you do not wish to do the walk, join us for teas and cake at the church from 4.15pm onwards. Everyone welcome!

Rogation walk 2018