Category Archives: Hever



Please bring own gloves and wear warm / sturdy clothing. All other equipment provided.
Refreshments, fresh air and light exercise also provided!


Hever Hort Spring Show


Saturday 7th April 2pm – 4pm
Spring Show

Entry cards to be collected from 8.30am to 10am.
Staging must be completed by 10.15am, judging commences at 10.30am
Admission by donation. Children under 12 years free

Exhibitors must give notice of their entries to the Show Secretary by 6pm on the Wednesday before the Show Day of the classes in which they intend to exhibit.

The Alan Townsend Cup presented for the most points in classes 8 to 20
The Barker Perpetual Challenge Cup presented for the best entry in class 1
The Ann Bellamy Award presented for the best exhibit in the flower arranging classes 29 to 31
The Paynter Cup presented for the best exhibit in the children’s classes
The Mavis Seal Salver presented for the highest number of points in the domestic classes 34 to 37

If you are new in the parish and want more information on how to enter please get in touch with Jan Tolfree

Hever Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 31st March, St Peter’s Church, Hever

Children great and small are welcome to come hunting eggs in St Peter’s churchyard (in the church if wet) on Saturday before Easter at 10.30am. Plentiful coffee and cake for the adults….

The hunt is sponsored by St Peter’s church and the Hever Residents Association and is free!

Hever Egg Hunt


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.

Intercessions 14 January Ana Roxburgh

Father of new beginnings, bless this year and give us opportunities to make it a good one. Support our pledges to do meaningful work and to improve our lives and of those who surround us. Help us to let go of things that we cannot change, to tackle issues with more patience and to make the most of what we have.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Merciful Father, bless our reverend Wendy, our spiritual and political leaders, locally and nationally, and give them wisdom to guide us through the year.

On Thursday 18th January the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts and we pray that people live in peace with each other no matter what their religion. We pray that all the Christians will put their differences behind them and unite by your great love and lessons of friendship through your son, our saviour Jesus Christ.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Dear God, we pray for all the people in our community who give their time and knowledge to make our parish a better place. We pray for those who raise money, who organise events, who do volunteer work

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

We pray for all who are to be married and baptised in our parish. We pray for our loved ones who we have recently lost, that they have met you and that they have found peace in your presence. Please grant us as well to find peace of mind and that we may hold on to our good memories with them, until we’ll meet them again.

We pray for the sick in our parish Julia McKillop, Huw Roberts, Jill, Len, Rebecca and Matthew Linden, Kevin Agate and for any other known to us.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Father of all creation, we pray for all talented people and we thank you for writers, painters, musicians, artists, scientists and researchers that have enriched our lives, given us moments of happiness, and  inspired  us through the gifts that You have given them. Make their work as well as ours be put to good use, to bring friendship among people and those people bring unity across nations.

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

Grand Hever Quiz 21st edition

… I’ve not lost my head yet! BOOK TODAY for the 21st Great Annual Hever Quiz in aid of St Peter’s Hever. A fun night in the Guthrie Pavilion in the grounds of Hever Castle & Gardens . A three course dinner and quiz with 200 attendees! Click here to book a table or individual seats!

or Ellie Heard 01732 865 564

Christmas Services

On Christmas Eve we are going to have a Crib Services at 4pm St Peter’s Hever. You and your family are invited to join us and share the join of the real reason for the Christmas celebrations!

At 11.30pm we are going to have a Midnight communion. Join us for our annual one hour Christmas Eve Midnight candlelight service as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour.

Christmas Midnight Communion

On Christmas Day we are inviting you at Holy Trinity, Markbeech at 9.15am for a Christmas Sung Eucharist and at St Paul’s, Four Elms at 11am for a Family Communion!

Nine Lesson and Carols

The ever-popular services of Nine Lessons and Carols in St Peter’s Hever will take place at 7pm on Friay 15th December.

As in previous years it will be followed by a Carol Supper in the Village Hall. Please come and join us for a 2 course meal.
Tickets for the supper are £10 per person, please book by Thursday 14th by calling Ellie Heard on 01732 865564. Please let her know if you require a vegetarian meal.


Intercessions 19 Nov Andrew Russell

The Church

Oh God, We pray for the Christian Church throughout the world, as it seeks to support all those who believe in the divinity of Christ and his message.

Locally we thank you, God, for your influence in building up our Christian communities over the last thousand years or more.

We thank you for this rich heritage and for all those who have sought to propagate your message now and in the past.

We pay tribute and give thanks for Wendy’s ministry and for all those who hold office in our three parishes.    Give them strength in their mission to care for and preach the Gospel to young and old alike.

Lord in your mercy…..hear our prayer

The Queen and those in leadership roles

We seek your blessing, Oh Lord, on the Queen and all the Royal family, and give thanks for their long and devoted service to our country and the Commonwealth.

We give thanks for all those who serve the Country in the armed forces and remember with gratitude all those who have laid down their lives in the past for the peace and security we all enjoy today.

May your values support and inform those entrusted to the Government of our Country at this difficult time.

Lord in your mercy…..hear our prayer

The Local Community

We thank, Oh God, you for all who hold a leadership role in our local community….for the Headmistress and staff at our local Church of England Primary School, …..for those who lead the Parish Council and Residents Association,…. and all those who give of their time and energy to support the old and frail in our community.

We pray especially for the sick in our midst, remembering  those on our prayer sheet and  those You hold in your own prayers.   And we seek your support for all those in the caring professions…. who administer to them….the Doctors and Nursing Staff and those in the allied professions.   Give them compassion and understanding in their work. ….We pray especially for wisdom in those who are charged with the care and development of the Health Service at a time of rising need and financial constraint.

We thank you, Oh God, for all the blessings we enjoy in our lives here,  for the beauty and tranquillity of our surroundings, for the love and companionship of our friends, for our warm homes, good food, and the richness of much modern culture.  We pray You would  Protect our young people from the dangers of some of the modern media.

Lord in your mercy…..hear our prayer

 Those who have died recently and all those who mourn.

Oh God, we thank you for the lives of our friends and family who we see no more,  and thank you for the love and care they gave us in our lifetime.   May their example be an inspiration in our lives as we all strive for a more just society both locally and throughout the world.

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