Category Archives: Hever

HEVER BARN DANCE 7th September

The Hever Barn Dance is on Sat 7th September and we’d love to see as many of you there as possible. Great family fun! So grab you hats, polish your boots and join us! Tickets are now on sale here

Hever Barn Dance 2019




Flower & vegetable show

17th August 2-4.30pm
Hever Village Hall

This is the main event in the Hever Hort calendar. Refreshments, beautiful floral displays, vegetables including the longest bean, art and crafts and photographs. So do come along!
If you would like to enter, you can find details in the Hort section of the website or please call Mrs Jan Tolfree, show secretary 01342 850206.

Hever Scarecrow Competition 2019


  1. Make a Scarecrow over the summer
  2. Put it outside your house by mid August
  3. Tell us you have entered by emailing your name, your Scarecrow’s name and your address to 

    Look out for further details about how to vote!
    Winners will be announced at the Scarecrow Party on 30 August at the Village Hall. More details to follow.

Laura's scarecrow.JPG

Prayers of Intercession 30 June Ana Roxburgh

Dear Lord, we pray for all the people who have been ordained recently during the Petertide service. Kondoa will be welcoming 11 new priests and deacons, including 4 women, who will be serving Christ in remote villages and in hard circumstances. We wish them all the best and pray that you may guide them where ever their go.

We praying for the future of our ministry, for all those who put themselves into the service of God and of other people. Give them a piece of your wisdom to spread peace and kindness among each other. And we continue to pray for Wendy and Simon and thank you for the leadership and teaching that they provides to us.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We seek your blessing for our Queen and all the Royal family, and give thanks for their long and devoted service to our country and the Commonwealth. We are grateful for all their continuous work and their setting examples all over the world.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

God of hope, we pray for all those waiting for results, for medical investigations, for new jobs, school and university entrance, for projects that they worked hard for, for choices that they have made. We pray that everyone will find peace in their heart to wait, strength to accept the result and wisdom to make the most of it. Let us not be overcome by emotions, let us feel your presence and your support in everything that we do and feel.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Heavenly Father, we are worried about those suppressed by others, victims of domestic abuse, modern slavery, for all those who feel abused and abuse others. We pray for all those who live in fear, who suffer and worry. We pray that all this suffering to come to an end, we pray that the abuses to stop, we pray that people stop wanting to control others and put their efforts together into constructive ways.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father of all creation, we pray for the hungry people, for farmers, for scientist and for all those working to produce food. We pray for rain where it is dry, for sunshine where is too wet. As population continues to grow we pray for sustainable solution to produce food, for efficient farming, for finding nutritional sources in plants, for more people to approach healthier diets.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

As we celebrate our church here in Hever today and the patron of our church, St Peter, we pray that this will remain a special place for prayer and peace for many years to come. We pray that people will continue to love it, cherish it, take care for it and teach the young to do just the same.

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


Saturday 15th 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 12th 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

Art in June at the Red House, Hever

This year 60 artists are taking part in this event across the Sevenoaks and Eden Valley Area, offering the chance to both see beautiful art and crafts and enjoy an outing to different venues. 23 percent artists are immediately local to us, in Four Elms, Hever and Bough Beech, with a huge variety of work to be seen, including sculpture, ceramics, glassware, enamelled copper, textiles, paintings, printmaking and drawing.

The studios are open between the 7th and 23rd of June, but not always every day! Details of how to find all the studios and their individual opening times can be found at

Come along and see our work, a warm welcome awaits. Claire Longley The Red House, Rectory Lane, Hever

‘Walk your socks off’ for guide dogs

Between Friday 24th and 31st May, Angela Laycock will be walking 100.000 steps to raise money for the ‘Walk your socks off’ for guide dogs’. Angela wants to raise a minimum of £100, which is just 1P per step, and which will buy everything one puppy and it’s trainer needs to get the guide dog training basics met.

So, to help Angela with this, Matthew and she will be walking to Hever and back for the marriage blessing on 25th, and to Four Elms and back for the service on 26th!

Miller will obviously be taking her for lots of walks as well!

Please donate online at

or by cheque or in cash to Angela, which will be added to the fund.
With her determination and your support, Angela will reach her target! Thank you.

Angela (Purll) Laycock
Music Teacher & Performing Musician
Mobile: (+44) (0) 7717186435

Christian Aid BIG BREKKIE

Wednesday 15th May, 8-9.30am
St Peter’s Hever

12th to 19th May will be Christian Aid Week. This year we are joining Christian Aid’s ‘Big Brekkie’. Please come to Hever Church on Wednesday 15th May from 8am to 9.30am before Morning Prayer. Enjoy Coffee & tea, with toast, croissants and pastries.

At the heart of Christian Aid is the commandment to ‘love your neighbour’- including not just those we see and meet most days, but also those who are in danger of being out of sight and out of mind further afield and in other parts of the world.
Please join us. This is the only Christian Aid event in the Benefice.