What's going on in Ryarsh

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The four Cs Invitation to You

 There isn’t much on during the summer in BART
But there is some good news, so please do take heart.
On the seventeenth of August - a Saturday morning
at 10.00am., some time after the dawning,
there’s an event that we’re calling the Four Cs
we hope it will prove a very good wheeze.
Sold by the cup, first there’s the Coffee,
Then there’s the Cake, perhaps chocolate or toffee,
or a sponge or fruit loaf or a plump cheese scone
if you like to eat cake then you won’t be alone!
You’ll be meeting with friends – how we all love a Chat
and in Ryarsh Church Hall is where you’ll be sat.
And when you’ve finished you might like to rifle
through the hand crafted Cards for sale at a trifle.
Please look in your diary to see if you’re able,
and bring some friends - perhaps book a table.
There’s plenty of parking but best not be late
So please don’t forget – just remember this date.
Saturday August 17th – 10.am - 12.00noon    


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           The Power of Prayer

No meeting in August

Please come and join in prayer for all that is going on in the local church 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


The speaker at the next meeting of BART Women’s Fellowship, 

will be Claire Pearson.  Claire will be speaking about the work and service of Medical Detection Dogs.to be held in Ryarsh Church Hall at 2.00pm on Thursday September 5th 

There will be the once a year home-grown/ home-made stall at the meeting, with all proceeds going to the work of Medical Detection Dogs. Please bring any fruit, vegetables, cakes or scones which can be sold to raise funds for this very worthy charity.  All ladies of whatever age are warmly invited to the meeting.


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Craft Market and Charity morning 

at the Woodhouse ME19 5BQ

7th September 10.00 - 12.30

Please support this worthy cause

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

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! 

To book Ryarsh Church Hall please contact Deborah Pellen 01732 873102


email debpellen@hotmail.co.uk