BART Group of Churches
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.
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
If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried about another person - perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child – there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously.
You can contact the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on 01634 560 000 or visit their Webpage at: www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/
Recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline, operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, is available. Calls can be made free on 0800 80 20 20
BART Vulnerable Adults Representative
Denise Lingham Tel: 01634 244495
Elizabeth Miller Tel: 01732 849157
Nichola Budgen Tel: 01732 846749
Ryarsh and Trottiscliffe
Barbara Weatherill Tel: 01732 841409
BART Disclosure officer
Roger Gillett Tel: 01732 842826