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The BART Group of Parishes forms a United Benefice within the Diocese of Rochester and comprises the four churches of All Saints Birling, St. Margaret Addington, St. Martin Ryarsh and St. Peter & St. Paul Trottiscliffe. 


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Christian communities have worshiped in these villages for a millennium and we are proud to carry the tradition. Today we are an active Christian community, broadly within the Central to Evangelical tradition of the Anglican Church. Across the four parishes, we embrace a range of worship traditions, from the traditional to the contemporary.

We are united in our aim to be a community that worships God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and makes known the good news about Jesus Christ as He is revealed to us in the Bible and who is at the heart of our teaching and preaching. We seek to support each other in the Christian life and to be an active Christian presence reaching out to and serving our communities.


The BART Parishes have adopted the House of Bishops Promoting a Safer Church Policy, Safeguarding Policy Statement, which is  displayed prominently in each church and church hall and can be viewed at

Safeguarding officers:

Birling Elizabeth Miller

AddingtonNichola Budgen

Ryarsh and Trottiscliffe - Barbara Weatherill


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