St Margaret Addington 

"Knowing Jesus, making Jesus known"

power of prayer

                      The Power of Prayer

Saturday March 2nd

From 9am–10am

New venue - Ryarsh Church Hall

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain - Psalm 127:1

Please come and join in prayer for all that is going on in our four parishes and for what more  we could do in and for our communities and in prayer for our nation and for the world.


Another Story Must Begin
using stories from Les Misérables

Friday Evening (from 7.30pm for 7.45pm start) 
starting 8th March & 
Tuesday Lunchtime (from 12 noon, bring lunch, soup provided)
starting 12th March
at St Margaret’s Addington


Focus on faithBible days for Women

Ryarsh Village Hall

Wednesday 20th March 2019

9.15 am - 2.15pm

Cost £10 to include drinks soup and a sandwich lunch

For more details and a full programme please click on this link

To book call/text 07927 325 977 or email 

2019 Annual Meetings of Parishioners (AMP) 

and Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM)

apcmChurch Wardens are elected at the AMP, which may be attended by all whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and all who are resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence.

Financial and Annual Reports are presented at the APCM, at which all people whose names are on the electoral roll of the parish may participate.

March 17th after the 11.00am Open House service

Bible Studies

Tuesday Lunch Time Bible StudyBIBLE STUDY2

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 12 noon to 2 pm 

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

Paused during Lent - see above



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 Genesis. 

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

Next meetings

13th and 27th February





Flix on Fridays

popcorn2Welcome to an informal gathering on the first Friday of each month to watch a film together. We watch mainstream films with often challenging subjects that give us an opportunity to reflect on a Christian response to some contemporary issues and questions. 

We meet in the Geoffrey Grimes Room at Addington church at 7.00 for a 7.15 prompt start. Refreshments are provided.

If you would like to know more please contact Judy Grimes on 01732 605229 or simply come along and join us.

Next screening:March 1st and April 12th


BART Women's Fellowship


BART Women’s Fellowship It was a great pleasure to welcome back the Reverend Struan Dunn, Rector of the BART parishes from 1983 – 1991, to our February meeting. Many members remember Struan and Sylvia, his wife, and family, with great affection. Under his chosen title of ‘A Splash of Words’, Struan shared with everyone his love of poetry, the bible – particularly the beautiful words of the psalms – and the King James bible. He concluded by reading some of his own poignant and haunting poems.

The speaker at our next meeting - to be held at 2.00pm in Ryarsh Church Hall on Thursday, 7th March will be Julia Smith. Julia will be speaking about the Hospice Movement in general and the Heart of Kent Hospice in particular – a subject close to all our hearts.




Meet every Thursday for bell ringing practice at 10.30 - 11.00 in the ringing chamber at Addington Church.

Contact Tom on 01732 850575

bikersSaturday morning bikers

The Saturday Morning Bike Boys ride from Offham Green avery second or third Saturday from April to October. We leave Offham at 08.30 and ride for up to a hour depending on the weather, stop at a cafe for breakfast and chat, and then take a shorter route home. If you fancy a social ride please contact Graham on -

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!!!

Please help Judy with the flowers

Please come along to have a go at doing the Church flowers


with Judy . . . another appeal for anybody to do a vase of flowers even just once during the year.It is not a competition . . .  just a symbol of life, welcome and thanksgiving to all who enter.

Judy will provide greenery and lots of support. Why not give it a go —any help will be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Judy on 01732 605229

Food bank. 

food bank

We live in the most prosperous corner of a prosperous nation but sadly 

there is still a need 

There is a box in the porch for donations, non perishable goods only please. for food banks.

All goods go to the Pilsdon food bank in West Malling.

PCC minutes

For the November minutes click here

Electoral role


Every six years we have to compile a new Church Electoral Role. Everyone has to reapply, even if you are already on it. The new list has to be completed by 2nd March 2019.

If you wish to be included on the new Electoral Role please contact Judy on 01732 605229 or email her at 

Don't forget:


March 17th in the church  after the Sunday service

Click on the link to view the 2017 APCM Report: click here


If you would like to use the Geoffrey Grimes room for a Christian event please contact Brenda Humphrey on 01732 842662 or email  GGroom