What's going on in Ryarsh

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CROWNThe Royal Romanovs

Following the outstanding success of last year’s ‘Audience with the Windsors’ evening, we are hoping to host another four course dinner party, this time  entitled:-

‘The Royal  Romanovs’.

The dinner will be held in Ryarsh Church Hall on Saturday, March 2nd. (7.00pm for 7.30pm).

Between courses, Jacques Arnold, Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, will be speaking about the history of the Romanov dynasty of Russia. Jacques was Tory MP for Gravesham from 1987 - 97, and is now a consultant and lecturer on Latin American affairs. During his parliamentary career he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Maclean, Minister of State for the Environment, and then at the Home Office from 1992 – 95. Jacques is both an accomplished and professional speaker with a wealth of knowledge and a fund of amusing anecdotes.

The Romanovs ruled Russia from 1613 until the abdication of Tsar Nicholas 11 on 15 March 1917. Tsar Nicholas was married to a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

The tickets for the meal are priced at £25.00 which includes a glass of sparkling wine.  (Please bring your own additional drinks and glasses). Tickets are available from Jean go2jean@aol.com 01732 842074, or Anita anitaparkins@hotmail.co.uk 01732 842232.

Quilting Exhibition

Over the weekend of 28, 29 and 30th June, 2019 in St. Martin’s Church, Ryarsh

Quilts are :-

quite simply the most amazing needleworkQUILTING

unique in design

impressive in the quality of their craftsmanship

long lasting heirlooms for future generations

tasteful, colour co-ordinated and tactile

intricate in form and pattern

neatly stitched in every way

great for giving hours of lasting pleasure

Do you have any quilts, throws or patchwork cushions which might be included in this exhibition? Did your granny have a quilt which has been handed down to you, which could be displayed? If you have, please contact Jean (go2jean@aol.com)
01732 842074, or Anita (anitaparkins@hotmail.co.uk) 01732 842232 – we’d love to hear from you.

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.

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.


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 focusonfaith1@gmail.com 

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 24th after the 9.30am morning service

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

Bible Studies

Tuesday Lunch Time Bible StudyBIBLE STUDY2

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

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

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