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Meet Bishop Given from Kondoa in Tanzania

Meet Bishop Given from Kondoa in Tanzania

Thursday 12th February, 10am at the Rectory, Hever.

Come and have coffee and meet the Bishop to discuss a possible mission link in his Diocese.

All welcome.



New Year’s Eve at Hever Church

The bell ringers will be ringing out the old year and in the new!

Bellringers_jpg_460×344_pixelsThey will welcome anyone who would like to visit between about 11.30pm and 12.15am – the church will be open and bring a bottle (and glasses) if you’d like to!

The Christmas season in the benefice…

christmas_candles_-_Google_Search…. and all through the Benefice the Christmas Season is in evidence. Come and celebrate ………….see below!

All Welcome!

Friday 19th December ** TONIGHT **

Hever: 7pm: Nine Lessons & Carols Service, followed by Carol Supper at 8pm. (Supper Tickets £7: Ring 01732 668807)

Saturday 20th December

Hever: 4pm: Mulled wine & mince pies in the Henry VIII Pub followed by Family Carols Round the Tree in St Peter’s Church at 5.15pm with Edenbridge Town Band

Sunday 21st December

Four Elms: 3pm: Carols By The Tree in the Church Garden, with Edenbridge Town Band

Markbeech: 5pm: Carols in the Kentish Horse Pub

Christmas Eve

Hever: 5pm: Crib & Carols by Candlelight

Hever: 11:30pm: Midnight Communion by Candlelight

Christmas Day

Markbeech: 9.15am: Family Sung Christmas Eucharist

Four Elms: 11am: Family Christmas Communion

Carols at Markbeech

Slightly earlier than some years the Carol service at Markbeech is this Sunday, December 14th at 6.00pm, and if you come a little early, from about 5.30 we are serving Glögg – Swedish mulled wine – to warm you and prime your voices for some good singing.

We look forward to seeing you!

(And don’t forget Carols in the Pub at the Kentish Horse at 5.0pm on Sunday 21st December!)


Christmas is coming…

And we are all busy planning lots of lovely Christmassy activities. Here’s what’s happening in Markbeech:Christmas_in_MB 14

Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 22 November, 12.00 – 2.30pm, Markbeech Village Hall

Markbeech Carol Service
Sunday December 14, 6.00pm Markbeech Church, mulled wine served from about 5.30

Carols in the Pub
Sunday December 21, 5.00pm Kentish Horse, with nibbles

Christmas Day Family Sung Eucharist
December 25, 9.15am Markbeech Church


Everyone is very welcome – and we look forward to seeing you at as many of the events as you can manage.


Brahms Requiem at Sevenoaks School

12-EdM-Mai_klein_jpg_3_463×2_780_pixelsJust wanted to give you the heads up on a very special event this Sunday afternoon: Kent Chorus, in conjunction with The London Orpheus Choir are performing arguably the most sublime Choral piece ever written, just down the road at Sevenoaks School.

We are singing Brahms Requiem and unusually, it’s being performed with full orchestra.

An added attraction is the two wonderful soloists Lesley Jane Rogers, our soprano soloist;

and Ed Hawkins as the baritone soloist;

If you can possibly make it to this Concert, you will not regret it!

Tickets can be bought online via the Kent Chorus website:

Benefice Passover Supper

Passover supper tablePassover sederDo come and join us to celebrate this traditional Passover meal which is to be held this year at Markbeech Village Hall on Wednesday 16th April at 7.30pm. It is a moving Jewish ceremony but with relevance to us as Christians, steeped in tradition, but in a simple to follow format, so that all may participate.  Book your place by contacting Nicola Talbot on 01342 850526, or e-mail

Flute & piano concert at Chiddingstone Causeway October 19th

st-luke-s-church-chiddingstone-causewayThere will be a recital by Angela Purl, Christopher Lockyer, Tristan Meares, including works by J S Bach, Haydn, Fauré and Doppler and pieces for two flutes and piano, piccolo and piano and for flute and organ, in St Luke’s Church, Chiddingstone Causeway, on Saturday 19th October at 8pm.
Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine available from the Causeway Stores, or 01892 870194, or