Category Archives: Events

Benefice Christian Aid Gift Day

Please join us at St Peter’s, Hever on Saturday 17th May between 10am – 4pm for a Benefice Christian Aid Gift Day.  There will be Tea/Coffee and Cakes, an information film, and at 11am there will be a talk by a Christian Aid Representative.

All Welcome!



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

Open church – a place for contemplation

Holy Trinity-1060976Markbeech church is always open all day on Saturday and Sunday. And from 1st October, the church will also be open on Tuesday evenings between 6.0 pm and 8.0 pm for quiet individual contemplation. Please do come and use this beautiful space to take time out of your busy week in peace and tranquil meditation.

“Organ Plus” recital, Friday 28 January.

The organists at Trinity College of Music, including Angela Pearl, will be playing a recital on Friday 28 January at St. Mary’s church Battersea from 2:00 p.m.

“Organ Plus” is a recital exclusively for repertoire of organ plus an instrument, not arrangements of, but original and rarely performed works. The organists have been working in collaboration with other TCM instrumentalists, and coached by professors Ian Curror and William Whitehead.

The church address is: 

St. Mary’s Church
The Parish Office,
St. Mary’s Crypt
Battersea Church Road
London, SW11 3NA

Click here for a link to a google map of the church.

The church can be reached on the 170 bus from either Victoria Station or from Clapham Junction Station and takes about 10-15 minutes both ways.

Admission is free!

Book now: Benefice Barn Dance, with Round House Folk!


Angela Purll, organist for St Peter’s Hever and St Paul’s Four Elms, has arranged a benefice barn dance with her band, the Round House Folk:

Saturday 8 January 2011

7.30 – 11.00 pm; arrive 7.00 pm

Four Elms Parish Rooms


To welcome Jane Weeks as our new Rector

 Music by Round House Folk with Caller Laurie Jeal

Tickets: £10 to include a Fish & Chips Supper. Bar selling Larkins Beer

Proceeds to the benefice 

Tickets: Christina 01732 700247  christina.hodson

Read more about the band!:

Round House Folk.

Angela Purll – Flute, Piccolo, Piano Accordion.

Bernard Oldfield – Fiddle, Melodeon.

Micky Sandall – Acoustic Guitar, Tenor Voice.

Mike Gilbert – Irish Tenor Banjo, Mandolin.

Round House Folk first met at an informal folk session at the Kentish Horse pub in Mark Beech during the Autumn of 2007. They have since met for weekly practices at Bernard’s house, “the Round House”, and have established themselves as a band. The band perform regular barn dances, as well as making frequent appearances at local village fetes, festivals, and informal folk sessions. They play a variety of Reels, Polkas, Jigs, Hornpipes, Waltzes, and traditional songs from around the British Isles and beyond.

On May 31, 2008, Round House Folk performed their first public gig at the annual Pig’s Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale Festival in Markbeech. Shortly after, on July 27th, they played alongside Pig’s Ear at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Kent Wildlife Trust in Bough Beech.

They have since played for many other private and charitable functions, including fundraising barn dances, and community projects, as well as for other charitable, private, and ceremonial occasions. The band have just recorded their first CD. Click below to hear a track from it – a tune called Inisheer, originating from the South West coast of Ireland.

Inisheer – RHF.mp3