What's going on in Ryarsh

                                                     Services - please click on the relevant "services" link above

Restoration Work at St Martin's

St Martin church building will be closed from April 3rd to July 27th for internal restoration and redecoration in the final phase of of the building works that were started last summer.

While the church is closed all Sunday services will be held in the Church Hall at 9.30am as usual.



Acts 29 - Writing the next chapter

Saturday 21st July 9am to 6pm

at Otford Methodist Church

Contact Elizabeth 01732 849157

For the programme, click here

Mega Makers! Holiday clubthis way

"Mega Makers! holiday club is based on Matthew's Gospel. It explores the theme of inventions, and that the more we discover about God, the vaster his love for us may seem.

We will have a weekend of creative ways to explore the stories.These few days will include craft, games, drama, creative prayer and worship. Mega Makers! has a mixture of up-front presentation and small-group activities, allowing children and leaders to build meaningful relationships with each other and with God.

The programme includes an opening Friday, an adventurous and fun filled Saturday and a closing Sunday service based on Matthew's Gospel; which will be followed by a family bring and share picnic.

This club is suitable for all 4- 11 year olds, with little or no church background as well as for children already part of the church family. 

Being held at Ryarsh Church Hall on July 27th, 28th and 29th. We will kick things off at 9am. This

register now

is a free weekend, however you will need to register and book your place as spaces are limited. To find out more information or book your child's place, please email Freya Briley on freyabriley@hotmail.co.uk or call her on 07718 618959 

BART Women’s Fellowship


The speaker at the next meeting of BART Women’s Fellowship, to be held in Ryarsh Church Hall, at 2.00pm on Thursday, July 5th, will be Helen Cooke.  Helen has chosen as the title of her talk “Image Matters”.

The August meeting  – commencing at 2.30pm on Thursday, 2nd August, will be a Garden Party Cream Tea to be held - by kind invitation of Viv and Ian Rogers - at their home - Orchards End, Church Lane, Trottiscliffe. There is ample parking at the Village Hall, just beyond the school about 100 yards from Orchards End.

At our September meeting to be held in Ryarsh Church Hall, at 2.00pm, on Thursday, September 6th, the speaker will be Sue Viner, speaking on behalf of the charity “Fields of Life”.  There will be a stall of fresh fruit, produce and home-made cakes to raise money for the charity.


Jam Jar Jamboree

The last collection of bronze and small silver coins from the Jam Jar Jamboree amounted to £135.00.  The next round up of the jars will be at the September Family Service on Sunday, September 2nd.  If you have any old £!.00 coins we also accept those. Please keep on collecting – it’s amazing how the small coins mount up!

Annual Charity Coffee Morning and craft market

breast cancer

in aid of Breast Cancer, Kent

Featuring delicious cakes, quilt raffle, prize raffle, handmade pottery, cards plants and lots more

The Woodhouse, Park Road, Addington ME19 5BQ

10.00 - 12.30 Saturday 8th September 

Just turn up or call 01732 847158

Let’s Do Lunch


Organised by Dynamic Future Together Community Interest Company with St Martin’s Church Ryarsh. It is supported by volunteers and Aylesford School pupils.

The Lunch Club is held on the 2nd Friday every month from 11am to 1.30pm at Ryarsh Church Hall, Off Roughetts Road, Ryarsh ME19 5LB. It is for the around 50's and over to enjoy and make friends.

There will be an activity followed by a two course lunch.


The Cost is by Voluntary donation.

Free transport can be provided, if required, depending on our volunteers’ availability. 

Please book your place and transport on 07436545788

african tea party

Save the Date!

for an 

African Tea Party 
in support of
Fields of Life on 9th September

More details to follow



Poppies on Parade    

Do you remember the “Blood swept lands and seas of red” exhibition of poppies which flowed from a window in the Tower of London onto the grass all around the moat, to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First Word War? 

 We are hoping to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice in November this year with a special event at the church, followed by a celebration tea in the church hall..

 We are hoping to create our display – not with the china ones of the Tower of London – but with poppies either knitted or crocheted by local ladies. Hopefully, this will be a community event in which we can all be involved.

 If you would like to knit some poppies the pattern is below.  When completed please send them to Jean 01732 842232 go2jean@aol.com or Anita 01732 842232 anitaparkins@hotmail.co.uk

Click on link for the pattern

Bible Studies

Tuesday Lunch Time Bible StudyBIBLE STUDY2

1 Timothy: Local Church Life

See Addington page for this month's dates

in the Geoffrey Grimes Room, St Margaret, Addington

please bring your own lunch — soup and tea/coffee are provided
contact Linda 01732842249 or just come along

See Addington page for this month's dates


Wednesday evening


The Wednesday evening Home Group meets alternate Wednesday evenings at 7.30.

It is held in the home of Chris and john Dudley and is currently studying Romans. 

Please come at 7.15 for coffee, prompt start at 7.30 to finish at 8.30. Tel 01732 847158

See Addington page for this month's dates

power of prayer

Saturday 4th August at 9am to 10.00pm

at the home of James and Elizabeth's in Alden Lane, Offham

All welcome come for all or any part of the prayer time, to join together in prayer for the growth and life of the Kingdom of God in our nation

(NB parking is limited, so please share transport as far as possible, and look out for parking directions on arrival)

please drop in at any time at the home of James & Elizabeth Miller

Aldon Farmhouse, Aldon Lane, Offham

Walking the dog

dog walking

We are a group of from BART who meet up once a month

for a gentle walk with and without our dogs

Second Saturday of each month 8:30-9:30 am,

Meet at St. Margaret, Addington

Everyone Welcome  - even non-dog owners!!!

To book Ryarsh Church Hall please contact Deborah Pellen 01732 873102


email debpellen@hotmail.co.uk

APCM reports and accounts for 2017

Click to view