BART Group of Churches

  • The Vicarage
  • Birling Rd
  • Ryarsh
  • Kent
  • ME19 5LS

01732 842249
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What's going on in Birling

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




           Book Café                           


Saturday 16th December in Birling Church

Drop in for light refreshments & a chat with friends

     Crafty Christingle & Carols


     hands-on church for all-ages

      children & adults
come and make your own


      and celebrate in song & prayer
Jesus the Light of the World

      December 17th, All Saints, Birling
at 11am


power of prayer

Saturday 2nd December

9am to 10.00am
at the home of James and Elizabeth's Home in Alden Lane

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)

BART Women’s Fellowshipwomen

At the November meeting of BART Women’s Fellowship we were pleased to welcome Tim Wyatt, a volunteer helmsman with the Gravesend lifeboat.  Many of us – thanks to some splendid recent television programmes – are fairly familiar with the work of the RNLI offshore boats, but few of us know of the vital work of the boats working along the estuaries and rivers.  Four lifeboat stations were installed on the Thames following the sinking of the pleasure steamer Marchioness by the dredger Bowbelle at 1.46am on August 20th 1989, close to Cannon Street Railway Bridge. Of the 127 passengers and four crew on board the Marchioness, 51 people drowned that night. As a result of that tragedy, RNLI lifeboats have been stationed at Gravesend’s Royal Pier since 2002. Since then the Gravesend lifeboats  have been launched 1,500 times, rescued 797 people and saved 69 lives. Mr Wyatt gave a most informative and at times very moving account of the daily life aboard a lifeboat in the 21st century. The Fellowship were pleased to be able to send a generous financial gift to the invaluable life saving work of the RNLI, which is totally funded by public donation.


Our next meeting - to be held in Ryarsh Church Hall at 2.00pm on Thursday, December 7th - will be “A Christmas Menu”.  Following a lighthearted entertainment, members will share a thought about the true meaning of  Christmas before enjoying  a celebration tea together.  All ladies are welcome to attend! Please come!

Party! Party! Party!sleep out


Steppingstones are hosting a moonlit party on the

15th December 2017

4.30pm - 7.30pm

Ryarsh Church Hall

Games, discussion and dinner 

All  4 - 11 year olds are  welcome! 

In honour of The Church Urban Fund’s  Advent Sleepout Challenge  2017,

epiphany partyStepping Stones Epiphany party

Saturday 6 January 2018 at 1 pm


Ryarsh Church Hall

followed by:

A delicious lunch for all the family

All 4 - 11s welcome

Bible Studies

Tuesday Lunch Time Bible StudyBIBLE STUDY2

1 Timothy: Local Church Life

12 noon to 2 pm on Tuesday 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 Bible Study


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


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!!!

Family serviceBirling fam ser

New to the village, or just not been to Church for a while? 

Come along to our family service, they're aimed at families and are more informal in content

You will have a chance to meet others in the village, maybe even your neighbour!

See Birling services for this month's dates

The Monthly Evening Servicepraise


Evening Praise Service at 6pm,
on the 4th
 Sunday of the month

Next service: 

28th January All Saints Birling