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Merry Christmas!

Plus there’s the lovely family Crib & Carol Service on Christmas Eve at 4.0pm at Hever. We hope to see you at at least one of these special Christmas services to welcome the new King’s birth.


Christmas services in the benefice

Here is a summary of all the Christmas services in the Benefice this year and there are lots of opportunities to enjoy singing carols!

Sunday 11th December

11.00am Café St Peter – Christingle, at Hever.

6.00pm Choral Carol Service – Markbeech.  Mulled wine  and mince pies in the village hall afterwards.

Friday 16th December

7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols – Hever church –  for the whole community

followed by

8.00pm Carol Supper in the village hall – contact the Hever churchwardens to book.

Sunday 18th December

3.00pm Carols in the church garden – Four Elms.

5.00pm Pub Carols in the Kentish Horse – a very jolly singalong.

Christmas Eve Saturday 24th December  

10.30pm Midnight Communion  Hever

Christmas Day Sunday 25th December

9.15 am  Christmas Sung Eucharist – Markbeech

11.00am  Christmas Day Communion – Four Elms


Check the diary for more details or last minute updates!

Hever Christmas Fair 2016

A big THANK YOU to everyone who baked, helped set up, tidied up, shopped, sponsored and came to support our Christmas Fair at Hever Castle & Gardens! Once again we managed to raise over £5,000 for our local church and school and we are really pleased with the result! Thank you, thank you all!!!!

Markbeech carol service today!

The choir have been busy rehearsing, the readers are all prepared, the wine is ready for mulling. This year there is a French theme thinking of our friends in Paris.

Please join us for some lovely music and afterwards in the village hall for mince pies and Glögg (Swedish mulled wine).

Markbeech Carol service is today at 6.00 pm at Holy Trinity church.


Markbeech Christmas Bazaar 

All around the village people are preparing! Jars are being labelled, spices are steeping, supplies are being gathered so that all is ready for Saturday at noon. Come and make our efforts worthwhile by joining us at our annual bazaar. Buy some yummy goodies, get ahead on your Christmas presents and save on making lunch by enjoying a delicious quiche or home made soup.  


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

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.