The Church of England in Tenterden
ST. MILDRED'S     +     ST. MICHAEL'S     +     ST. JOHN'S

Seeing Christ in the World .... Being Christ in the World


Welcome to the website of the Church of England in Tenterden!

We are three churches:
St. Mildred   -  
St. Michael and All Angels   -   St. John the Baptist;
and we are at the heart of the communities of 

  Tenterden  +  St. Michael’s  +  Smallhythe.

We exist to proclaim the glory of God in Jesus Christ and to show that God loves all people. We are friendly churches where people can worship God, make friends, feel refreshed and uplifted. There’s a place for you and we’d love you to join us.

With every good wish,

     Lindsay Hammond  (Vicar)
Tel: 01580 761591


Dementia Friendly Café


Redesign Consultation

  Elmfield Garden Safari

Every Friday, 10.30-12.30,
Refreshment Rooms,
Tenterden Town Station

Click here for Details


The proposals are on display and
available through the website.

Click here for more


Sunday 5th June 2-5 pm

6 Gardens in Elmfield

In aid of St John's Church
Click Here for more....


Eileen - Licensing!


Activities for Youth


Activities for Children

Friday 10th June

in Gainford Church

in the Diocese of Durham

For details Click Here....


Youth at St. Michael's

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
every month, 7 - 8.30pm

For details Click Here....


Parent & Toddler Group

in Tenterden - click here. . .

Next Messy Breakfast. . .

in Tenterden Junior School


Coming Soon ...


 No Millies on Monday on 30th May

Half Term!

Monday 30th May - NO MILLIES - Half Term!!!!!!!!

This popular Parent and Toddler Group in Tenterden meets weekly in term time.
An opportunity for parents with children under 5 years, to meet for coffee and refreshments, whilst their toddlers can enjoy the toys and socialising with others. All are welcome.



Tenterden Dementi Café

Friday 3rd June

Tenterden Dementia Café in the Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Station at 10.30-12.30

Every Friday!

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The Prayer Tent

Friday 3rd June

St. Mildred’s Church 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Join us in the 'Prayer Tent' for our benefice time of guided prayer,
combining contemplative prayer and guided missional prayer.  
The Prayer Tent will be held every first Friday of the month.
The venue will rotate around the three churches of our benefice, between St Mildred’s and St Michael’s until May, and then hopefully St John's. 
For more information click here... and if you need help to get to the Prayer Tent,
do contact one of the clergy.



Sunday Benefice Lunch

‚Äč Sunday 5th June

12.30pm in St. Mildred's Church Hall 

So if you live on your own and would like to enjoy a sumptuous meal with others, then sign the list in St Mildred’s, or contact Chris Teesdale (01797 270366) if you’d like to reserve your place.
Cost per head will be £5.00
For more details Click here+



Elmfield Garden Safari

Sunday 5th June, from 2pm until 5pm

Six Elmfield gardens, each bearing the unmistakeable influence of Capability Brown, will be open to visitors on Sunday 5th June, from 2pm until 5pm. A single ticket will enable you to visit all six and enjoy afternoon tea and take part in the raffle. All the money raised will go to St John the Baptist, Smallhythe. In the meantime, Emma is co-ordinating donations of prizes for the tombola. Call Emma on 01580 765518 or email her at: e.isworth57@gmail.com



Millies on Monday - Resumes after Half Term

Monday 6th June

The Glebe Hall from 9.00 - 11.30am

This popular Parent and Toddler Group in Tenterden meets weekly in term time.
An opportunity for parents with children under 5 years, to meet for coffee and refreshments, whilst their toddlers can enjoy the toys and socialising with others. All are welcome.



Messy Church - St. Michael's

Friday 10th June at St Michael’s School from 3.30pm – 5pm

We begin a second Messy Church on Friday 10th June.

This one will be held at St Michael’s School from 3.30pm – 5pm and include tea!

We hope to hold the St Michael’s Messy Church once a month. Do come along!



Licensing and Installation of Eileen in the Diocese of Durham

 Friday 10th June at 7.30pm in Gainford Church


Eileen has been appointed Priest in Charge of Gainford and Winston and
Associate Minister in the Parish of Bishop Auckland in the Diocese of Durham.


Eileen’s Licensing and Installation by the Bishop of Durham will be held on
Friday 10th June at 7.30pm in the Church of St. Mary, Gainford.

We wish Eileen and Brian every happiness in their new parish.



Brass Band Concert in St Michael’s Church

Saturday 11th June at 5pm

The Crystal Palace Brass Band will be playing live in St Michael’s Church on Saturday 11th June at 5pm. Please ring Raymond (762967) for tickets or take a chance and turn up!



Traidcraft Stall

Sunday 12th June

St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am Service

TRAIDCRAFT GOODS will be on sale in St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am service.

Bamboo/cotton socks, Divine chocolate as well as all the favourite goodies and gifts.

Last time's proceeds were £185 - fantastic! Thank you!



Mothers Union Meeting

Tuesday 14th June

St. Mildred’s Church Hall at 10 for 10.30am

You don’t have to be a member of the Mothers’ Union to come along.

We will have refreshments and a guest speaker

There will be a Bring and Buy.



Lions Schools Choir Competition

Tuesday 14th June at 3.30pm in St Mildred’s Church

The annual Tenterden Lions Primary Schools Choir Competition will be held in St Mildred’s Church on Tuesday 14th June at 3.30pm. We think that there are about eight schools taking part.



Wednesday Lunch Club - Annual Outing!

On the Railway - with a cream tea included!

Wednesday 15th June on the 3.30 pm train from Tenterden Station

Wednesday Lunch Club annual outing on the train takes place on Wednesday 15th June - with a cream tea included!  We will be catching the 3.30 train from Tenterden Station and there are still a few places remaining - do come along even if you can't make the Wednesday lunches!  Please ring Mary Monckton for further details on 01580 240767.

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Messy Breakfast Church - Tenterden

Saturday 18th June

Tenterden Junior School from 9.00 - 10.30am

Messy Breakfast Church will take place on the third Saturday of every month,
from 9am until 10.30am - All ages welcome.



Tenterden Team Ministry Group Evensong

Sunday 19th June, 6pm in St. Mildred's

Our group of nine churches comes together for Evensong at one of our 9 Churches about every 3 months.

The nine are: Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Smallhythe, St Michael’s, Stone, Tenterden, and Wittersham.

Evensong is one of the glories of Britain. As an English language service, Evensong dates back to the time of the Reformation, using elements of the old monastic Offices of Vespers and Compline. The liturgy (a fixed set of words and ceremonial features) that the Church uses to this day was laid out in Archbishop Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer, the first version of which appeared in 1549. The music took shape a few decades later, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.  Cranmer created the liturgy of Evensong with the general public in mind, motivated by the fact that it would condense more services than people could be expected to attend into one short service.



Men’s Breakfast

Saturday 2nd July 2016 – 8.30 - 10.00am in St. Andrew's Church Hall
Speaker: Father VICTOR McCLEAN

RC Parish Priest at Goudhurst
“Sacred art as an aid to Worship”

Tickets £10 from Chris Cheesman Tel : 01580 762573



Ordination of Cathie Aldis

Saturday 2nd July at 11am in Canterbury Cathedral

Cathie will be ordained in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 2nd July at 11am.
Anyone can go and you won’t need a ticket.

If you would like to cheer Cathie on, but you don’t have transport, let Tara know and we’ll see what we can do. But you will have to give your name by the end of May at the absolute latest!



Summer Drinks Party

3rd July from 6 - 8pm at Ingleden Barn, Swain Road

The Friends of St Mildred's are holding a Summer Drinks Party on 3rd July from 6 - 8pm at Ingleden Barn, Swain Road. Existing Friends are warmly invited, together with those who would like to become a Friend. To enrol, or find out more, please email friendsofstmildreds@gmail.com.



Healing and Wholeness Service at St. Michael's

Sunday 24th July at 4.30pm
Begins with afternoon tea at 4pm.

The service will end just after 5pm.



Current Needs!


Magazine Editors : We are looking for another person to join the magazine team to become an editor. We normally have 5 editors so each only has to produce 2 issues a year. We have a lively group consisting of the editors, roving reporters and representatives from the other 2 churches plus Lindsay as Chairman. We meet 10 times a year to plan the issue 2 months away, and to review what has been received for the issue 1 month away. We provide the software as well as training and help. Could this be you? If interested in finding out more please contact Neil de Villiers (01580 765 868) or talk to any of the magazine team.


Youth Work : We urgently need to find some willing people to help with the all-important work with our young people. So can you spare a little time to join the Friday night Emanate youth group rota or help swell the number of Sunday Club leaders? If you can, please get in touch with Shirley Docker (762492).


Coffee Rota : Or if you would like to join the Sunday morning coffee rota at St. Mildred’s, then please contact Jean Easto (01233 850960).


Aids Support : For many years we have supported a charity working with AIDS orphans in an African township. While our practical support is enormously appreciated, the orphans, their families, and the charity also need lots of prayer support, particularly concerning issues over which the charity has no control. A monthly prayer letter goes out to anyone who commits to regular prayer for this. Would you be willing to pray?  If so, please contact Lindsay.