What's going on in Addington

Abiding in Christ

a time of shared bible study
by Zoom
using material from the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Please contact Linda (dlshuker@aol.com) for Zoom links, meeting ID & passcode
You can join Zoom meetings via your computer or tablet or via telephone.
If you have a computer but no webcam or microphone, please log in on your computer with the links I will send you, follow the instructions/menu to make an audio connection via your phone, then you will be able to see others on your computer and hear and speak using your phone.
If you know someone who would like to join in but who does not have a computer, please pass on the telephone number that I will send you, then ask your friend to call the number and follow the instructions to tap in the meeting ID and passcode when prompted, then they can hear and speak to everyone by phone.

Jan 19                        Zoom meeting at 3pm (please note time) for an hour of prayer as part of the Churches Together in Malling 24/7 Virtual prayer for the week of Prayer for Christian Unity

All other Zoom meeting will be at midday

Jan 26                        “Abide in me as I abide in you”:                                                                                                           Ephesians 3:14-21, Luke 2:41-52

Feb 2                          “Love one another as I have loved you”                                                                                            Colossians 3:12-17; John 13:1-15; 34-35

Feb 9                          “Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last”
Genesis 18:1-5; Mark 6:30-44

Feb16                        “So that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete”
Colossians 1:15-20; Mark 4:30-32 

JoanThe family of Joan Scott would like to thank everyone for their kind words following Mum's sad passing. She was particularly grateful to Linda for her kindness and compassion in her last few weeks.


There is to be a funeral service at St Margaret's Church  on Friday the 8th January at 12.45 followed by cremation at Vinters at 2.45pm. Regrettably, due to the limitations of covid, both services are for family only. We plan to have a memorial service for  Mum at some later stage when, hopefully, Covid will not be such a problem.


We request  only family flowers for the service. However, anyone wishing to make a donation in Mum's memory can  choose to support either the Heart of Kent Hospice which can be done via Viners obituary page (where you can also post any messages or photographs)  or to send a donation to Nick Scott  at West Bank these donations will be used to provide a lasting memorial to Mum at St Margaret's Church.



Many thanks to you all and best wishes for 2021


Nick Scott 


Recycle your old Christmas cardscards

Jane Yates would like your old Christmas cards to recycle for next year. 

This year she raised about £200 for charity. Please put them in a carrier bag and tie them to her gate. 

Please telephone her first 01732 220925

Breast Cancer Kent

breast cancer

We would like to send a big thank you to everyone who has supported the ‘Breast Cancer Kent’ charity.

We are thrilled that, despite our not being able to have our coffee morning in September, we have raised over £1300 by kind donations and the purchasing of honey.

Thank you from Chris and Jane

BART Community support

We are revising our scheme in BART to help people who may be self-isolating (having to stay at home because of the Coronavirus) or who may just need a helping hand.

Our team of volunteers can offer help with:

  • Collecting food shopping
  • Getting urgent supplies and prescriptions
  • Posting mail or running errands
  • A friendly phone call to check you are ok

We don’t want anyone to feel alone – don’t think twice 
about contacting us if you feel we can be useful!

The BART churches and the Parish Councils in Birling, Addington, Ryarsh and Trottiscliffe have come together to offer community support– it’s a village network to give help to anyone who may need it:

If you would like help or are offering help, please let us know…


·      BIRLING: Elizabeth Miller, 01732 849157, elizabethmiller@sent.com

·      ADDINGTON: John Humphrey, 01732 842662, thehumpies@gmail.com

·      RYARSH: Barbara Weatherill, 07884 160717, barbaraweatherill@icloud.com

·      TROTTISCLIFFE: Daphne Rowlands, 01732 820111, daphnerowlands@hotmail.com

·      Rev’d Linda Shuker, 01732 842249, dlshuker@aol.com

·      Or just by asking a friend or carer to contact us for you


If you would like us to help, we will ask your permission to hold your contact details for the period of time that we are lending you a hand and they will only be shared with those helping.

We will need the information on the attached file but can collect this over the phone or by email when you let us know you would like help.

Click here for attached file

Jesus said: "I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you"... 

John 13:34