What's going on in BART

Looking & Longing

A time of shared bible study to rekindle the spirit of AdventBIBLE STUDY2

How? by Zoom

What time? 12 noon for an hour

When? Tuesday 1st, 8th,15th and 22nd December

Advent not only means ‘to come’ it also means ‘to arrive’

Advent is not only about God’s coming to us it is about our coming to God

Please contact Linda (dlshuker@aol.com) for Zoom links, meeting ID & passcode. You can join Zoom meetings via your computer or tablet or via telephone.

If you do not have a computer, please telephone the number Linda will send you and follow the instructions. In the message that you will hear, tap in the meeting ID and passcode when prompted, then you can hear and speak to everyone by phone.

If you have a computer but no webcam or microphone, please log in on your computer with the links I will send you, follow the instructions/menu to make an audio connection via your phone, then you will be able to see others on your computer and hear and speak using your phone.


Breast Cancer Kent

breast cancer

Our usual coffee morning for this charity has not taken place this year, BUT the bees have still produced honey!

We normally ask for donations £5 for 12oz and £3.50  for 8oz.

If you would like some please contact Chris Dudley or Jane Howells - 

Thank you

Christmas cards - Get in early!

cardsJane Yates has been making recycled Christmas cards the proceeds going to Fields of Life.

Why not kill two birds with one stone and help save the planet whilst helping the underprivileged in Africa.

Please contact Jane on 01732 220925 and she will drop some round to your house. Prices are 40p for medium and 50p for large.                                                    


  Click here to download Pilgrims

BART Community support

We are revising our scheme in BART to help people who may be self-isolating (having to stay at home because of the Coronavirus) or who may just need a helping hand.

Our team of volunteers can offer help with:

  • Collecting food shopping
  • Getting urgent supplies and prescriptions
  • Posting mail or running errands
  • A friendly phone call to check you are ok

We don’t want anyone to feel alone – don’t think twice
about contacting us if you feel we can be useful!

The BART churches and the Parish Councils in Birling, Addington, Ryarsh and Trottiscliffe have come together to offer community support– it’s a village network to give help to anyone who may need it:

If you would like help or are offering help, please let us know…


·      BIRLING: Elizabeth Miller, 01732 849157, elizabethmiller@sent.com

·      ADDINGTON: John Humphrey, 01732 842662, thehumpies@gmail.com

·      RYARSH: Barbara Weatherill, 07884 160717, barbaraweatherill@icloud.com

·      TROTTISCLIFFE: Daphne Rowlands, 01732 820111, daphnerowlands@hotmail.com

·      Rev’d Linda Shuker, 01732 842249, dlshuker@aol.com

·      Or just by asking a friend or carer to contact us for you


If you would like us to help, we will ask your permission to hold your contact details for the period of time that we are lending you a hand and they will only be shared with those helping.

We will need the information on the attached file but can collect this over the phone or by email when you let us know you would like help.

Click here for attached file

Jesus said: "I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you"... 

John 13:34