What's going on in Ryarsh

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In light of the Government guidance to stay at home for all but limited and essential purposes the BART church buildings will now be closed until further notice.

Please be in touch via the numbers listed below if you need help locally.

Please contact Linda 01732 842249 (or email rector) if you would value any particular help and/or if you would like to make a prayer request to our Power of Prayer Chain, which is a group of people praying regularly for individuals and for our communities.

If you are self-isolating or restricted to staying at home and need help with shopping, medication or other needs, please contact the people below and they will seek to arrange for someone to help you out.


Denise Lingham: 01634 244495 deniselingham@yahoo.co.uk if you live in Birling

John Humphrey:  01732 842662 (thehumpies@gmail.com) if you live in Addington

Barbara Weatherill:  07884 160717  (barbaraweatherill@icloud.com) if you live in Ryarsh

Daphne Rowlands:  01732 820111 (daphnerowlands@hotmail.com) if you live in Trottiscliffe


Jesus said: I give you a new command: 
Love one another. Just as I have loved you... 
John 13:34

BART Women’s Fellowship


Cancelled until further notice

The speaker at the March meeting was Lisa Nissen, who had chosen as her theme “Mindful Making’, exploring the opportunities which we all enjoy to express our God given creativity. It is amazing to explore the talents which our members have and which they very rarely speak about.

Calling all Teddies - Cancelled until further notice


teddiesDo you feel old and tired? Are you battered and worn?  Do you have a chewed ear or a missing eye? Would you like a moment of stardom on the red carpet?

If you have a timeless story you’d like to tell, then we’d like to hear it!

 Over the weekend of 4/5th July, there will be a Teddy Bear Exhibition in St. Martin’s Church. If you are a Teddy who might form part of this display, please ask your current owner to ring or e-mail either Jean 01732 842074 go2jean@aol.com or Anita 01732 842232 anitaparkins@hotamail.co.uk. 

 The exhibition will be fully stewarded and precious teddies will not be touched.

Let’s Do Lunch


Cancelled until further notice

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

Ryarsh Food Bank


food bankA couple of years ago, the PCC decided to place a big plastic box in the porch at the church, in which any member of the church or village communities could place items of food to be used to support the work of Pilsdon in West Malling, which offers a refuge to people in crisis, providing an environment of acceptance and friendship where they can begin to rebuild their lives.

The box is rarely used.

If we received a school report on the subject of ‘Supporting the Needy in the Local Area’ the teacher’s comment might well be ‘could do better’!

Appropriate things to place in the box would be tins of tomatoes, baked beans, ham, fruit, tuna, sardines, soup, sweetcorn and meat pies; jars of coffee, marmalade or jam and boxes or packets of pasta or rice. It’s mainly a case of getting into the habit of bringing something.

If those who come to church for whatever reason or those who walk dogs along the footpath, could put just one item from the weekly shop in the box, then the food bank would be full each month. That’s real community! Let’s do it! 


power of prayer

     The Power of Prayer chain

A team of church members committed to prayer has formed and is growing. If you have a prayer request, please email Linda (link), who will be circulating prayer requests, confidentially, to the payer chain team in the evening of every day.

In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6–7

Bible Studies

Cancelled until further notice



Wednesday evening


Cancelled until further notice

To book Ryarsh Church Hall please contact Deborah Pellen 01732 873102


email debpellen@hotmail.co.uk