Category Archives: Hever

Christmas celebrations in our parish

Together with the Church Wardens of all our parishes, I send you my best wishes for a very happy, joy-filled and peaceful Christmas and 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you to any of the services that will be taking place in the Benefice. Come along with your family and friends – there are so many services to choose from, whether you like to sing carols or whether you are looking for some peace away from the hurly-burly of the season. You can be sure of a warm welcome at any of the services described overleaf.

We will hear the well-known nativity stories, about Mary and Joseph, stars, shepherds, angels and kings …. and remember that “Mary treasured these words and pondered these things in her heart”. As we celebrate Christ’s birth there is much for us, too, to ponder and treasure. Please come along and join our celebrations.

Saturday 15 December 2018

4:30pm             Meet in Henry VIII pub for Mulled wine and Mince Pies.

5pm                  Village Carols at St Peter’s, Hever. Traditional carols as well as some other familiar seasonal songs.


Sunday 16 December 2018

9:15am             Sung Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Markbeech

11am                 Parish Communion at St Peter’s, Hever

5pm                  Pub Carols in The Kentish Horse, Markbeech


Friday 21 December 2018

7:00pm             Nine Lessons and Carols – a traditional service at St Peter’s, Hever, followed by

8:00pm             Carol Supper at Hever Village Hall (please call Elly Heard on 01732 86554 to book your supper)


Sunday 23 December 2018

11am                 Benefice Communion at St Peter’s, Hever

3pm                   Carols in the church garden at St Paul’s, Four Elms, accompanied by Edenbridge town Band. Afterwards there will be warming drinks and mince pies in the Parish Room

6pm                   Carol service at Holy Trinity, Markbeech, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Village Hall.


Monday 24 December 2018 – Christmas Eve

4:00pm             Crib and Carol Service for families at St Peter’s, Hever

11:30pm           Midnight Communion at St Peter’s, Hever


Tuesday 25 December 2018 – Christmas Day

9:15am             Christmas Sung Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Markbeech

11:00am           Family Communion service at St Paul’s, Four Elms


Sunday 30 December 2018

11:00am           Benefice Communion at St Peter’s, Hever


Nine Lessons and Carols and Supper

Friday 21st December

Our Nine Lessons and Carols service takes place on Friday 21st December at 7pm followed by Carol Supper at Hever Village Hall. Please call Elly Heard on 01732 86554 to book for the supper.

The 11am Hever service has been moved to Four Elms

Dear all, the new heating system has not been fully installed in St Peter’s Hever and therefore the 11am Hever services has been moved to Four Elms. Our Priest-in-Charge asked us all to come to St Paul’s Four Elms where we can  all be warm and comfortable this Sunday. The Evensong at Four Elms has been cancelled and there will be only one service in St Paul’s Four Elms this Sunday, at 11am.

Please join us for the 11am Parish Communion at St Paul’s this coming Sunday.

10am Service moved to FE

WWI Event! Save the date!

Do come to a concert in Hever Church on Saturday 10 November to mark the momentous year that was 1918. It was the end of World War I and the beginning of votes for women….. meanwhile flu took its toll, and the housewives of Hever carried on making jam!

The performers are all local and much of the material has a local connection. Tickets are £7.50 on the door or from Joanna Wade 07958 919631.

There are also small exhibitions about the villages in wartime in all three churches in the Benefice – researched by the Eden Valley Museum and sponsored by the Hever Charity. These will run until the end of the year.

1918 event


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 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


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.

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