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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!


Celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday at Markbeech

This Sunday, Trinity Sunday, we are having a special choral service with choir and children, and inviting you afterwards to enjoy a glass or two of prosecco. This is a double celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday and our own Patronal Festival. Most churches are named after a Saint – their Patron Saint and so have a festival on their Saint’s day, but at Markbeech we are named for the Holy Trinity so our special Sunday is Trinity Sunday.
We do hope you can join us.

Holy Trinity Church, Markbeech at 11.00am this Sunday May 22nd 2016.

Palm Sunday Procession – with DONKEYS!

The Easter week starts this Sunday, March 20th, with the Palm Sunday service at Markbeech.  We are meeting at 10.45 am at Ann and John Cleeve’s house, Buckhurst Cottage, Markbeech, TN8 5NR where the donkeys live, and we shall follow the donkeys back to the church, singing and waving palm fronds. It’s a lovely occasion and much enjoyed by children. There are two donkeys a mother and her foal – watch the video for our attempts at seeing how the mother donkey takes to having a young rider on her back for the first time!

Donkey training for Palm Sunday



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.  


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.