What's going on in BART

 (See relevant Parish pages for latest information.  

2019 Annual Meetings of Parishioners (AMP) and Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM)

Church Wardens are elected at the AMP, which may be attended by all whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and all who are resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence.

Financial and Annual Reports are presented at the APCM, at which all people whose names are on the electoral roll of the parish may participate.


St Margaret, Addington                     17th March, in church, immediately after the 11am morning service

St Martin Ryarsh                               24th March, in church, immediately after the 9.30am morning service

All Saints, Birling                               7th April, in church, immediately after the 11am morning service

St Peter & St Paul, Trottiscliffe        14th April, in church, immediately after the 9.30am morning service


power of prayer

                    The Power of Prayer

Saturday 2nd March

From 9am–10am

New venue - Ryarsh Church Hall

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain - Psalm 127:1

Please come and join in prayer for all that is going on in our four parishes and for what more  we could do in and for our communities and in prayer for our nation and for the world.

Upcoming events at Pilsdon at  Malling

World day of prayer - March 1stClick on this link for more details

Reflections of Malling - March 16th and 17th - An exhibition of sacred places in the malling area - Click on this link for more details

Splendor remains - 6th April - A day to listen, reflect and create - Click on this link for more details

BART Women's Fellowship


BART Women’s Fellowship It was a great pleasure to welcome back the Reverend Struan Dunn, Rector of the BART parishes from 1983 – 1991, to our February meeting. Many members remember Struan and Sylvia, his wife, and family, with great affection. Under his chosen title of ‘A Splash of Words’, Struan shared with everyone his love of poetry, the bible – particularly the beautiful words of the psalms – and the King James bible. He concluded by reading some of his own poignant and haunting poems.

The speaker at our next meeting - to be held at 2.00pm in Ryarsh Church Hall on Thursday, 7th March will be Julia Smith. Julia will be speaking about the Hospice Movement in general and the Heart of Kent Hospice in particular – a subject close to all our hearts.


Another Story Must Begin
using stories from Les Misérables

Friday Evening (from 7.30pm for 7.45pm start)
starting 8th March &
Tuesday Lunchtime (from 12 noon, bring lunch, soup provided)

starting 12th March
at St Margaret’s Addington


Save the Date!

quizQuiz Evening in support of Fields of Life 
9th March , West Malling Primary School


The team from West Malling & Offham Churches and  the BART Churches & Trottiscliffe Primary School that visited water and school projects in Uganda in November 2018 is committed to ongoing support for Fields of Life.

Please come to the quiz and have fun while supporting this valuable work

Bible days for Women

Focus on faith

Ryarsh Village Hall

Wednesday 20th March 2019

9.15 am - 2.15pm

Cost £10 to include drinks soup and a 

sandwich lunch

For more details and programme please click on this link

To book call/text 07927 325 977 or email focusonfaith1@gmail.com 

Services for Mothering Sunday 31st March

mothering sunday

9.30am Services at 

St Martin Ryarsh & St Peter & St Paul, Trottiscliffe

11am Services at

All Saints, Birling & St Margaret, Addington


Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday

St Peter & St Paul, Trottiscliffe ash wednesday
6th March at 12noon

Everybody welcome

Thursday Morning Prayer


Come and join us in bible reading and prayer for our communities,

including our schools, the world, and the church at 8.30am for half an hour

at St Peter & St Paul, Trottiscliffe, each Thursday morning. 


Bible Studies

Tuesday Lunch Time Bible Study BIBLE STUDY2

12 noon to 2 pm 

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 Genesis. 

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





Let’s Do Lunch

LUNCHOrganised 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


Flix on Fridays

popcorn2Welcome to an informal gathering on the first Friday of each month to watch a film together. We watch mainstream films with often challenging subjects that give us an opportunity to reflect on a Christian response to some contemporary issues and questions. 

We meet in the Geoffrey Grimes Room at Addington church at 7.00 for a 7.15 prompt start. Refreshments are provided.

If you would like to know more please contact Judy Grimes on 01732 605229 or simply come along and join us.

See Addington page for this month's dates





Walking the dog


dog walking

We are a group of from BART who meet up once a month


for a gentle walk with and without our dogs



Second Saturday of each month 8:30-9:30 am


Meet at St. Margaret, Addington

Everyone Welcome  - even non-dog owners!!!