What's going on in Ryarsh

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For years 7 to 13

BART Women's Fellowship


It was a great pleasure to welcome the Reverend Hugh Broadbent as our speaker at the October meeting. Hugh recently retired as Rector of Snodland with Lower Birling, and he and his wife, Jane, are now living in Pinesfield Lane in Trottiscliffe. 

The speaker at the next meeting, to be held on Thursday, 7th November will be Claire Pearson.  Claire will be speaking about the work and service of Medical Detection Dogs. We shall be presenting Claire with a cheque to support this excellent work.

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



BART Singers dateschoir

Friday 6th The Angel, Addington 8 pm

Saturday 7th Spadework, Offham (outside) 12 noon

Saturday 7th The Neville Bull, Birling 8 pm

Friday 13th The George, Trottiscliffe. 8 pm

Sunday 15th All Saints, Birling 3 pm

Tuesday 17th St Peter & St Paul, Trottiscliffe. 7.30 pm

Wednesday 18th St Margaret, Addington. 7.30 pm

Sunday 22nd St Martin, Ryarsh. 6.30 pm

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

Saturday 2nd November

From 9am–10am
Ryarsh Church Hall

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.

Bible Studies

Tuesday Lunch Time Bible StudyBIBLE STUDY2

See Addington page for this month's dates

at Church 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

To book Ryarsh Church Hall please contact Deborah Pellen 01732 873102


email debpellen@hotmail.co.uk