Stour Downs

Smeeth Mersham Brabourne Monks Horton Stowting Sellindge

  • c/o Cirrus, Canterbury Road
  • Brabourne Lees


We are a group of six rural churches situated on either side of the A20 between Ashford and Hythe   

There is also a Morning Prayer in Mersham on Monday mornings at 8.30am

Services this Month

August

5

First Sunday of the Month



09:30:00 Family  Communion           Smeeth
C.Pinchbeck


09:30:00 Morning Praise Mersham


10:00:00 Family Service          Brabourne


11:00:00 Celebration Praise Sellindge







12

Second  Sunday of the Month


09:30:00 Family Communion Mersham B.Appleton


09:30:00 SSS Smeeth



11:00:00 Holy Communion  Brabourne B.Appleton


18.00:00 Holy Communion  Monks Horton C.Pinchbeck







19

Third   Sunday of the Month


09.30.00 Family Communion      Smeeth
C.Pinchbeck


09.30.00 Morning Praise Mersham


10.00.00 Family Service  Stowting


11.00.00 Holy Communion             Sellindge C.Pinchbeck


18.00.00 Evensong  Brabourne







26

Fourth  Sunday of the Month


08:00:00 Holy  Communion           Stowting P Miller


09:30:00 Morning Praise Smeeth



09:30:00 Family Communion Mersham  C.Pinchbeck


11:00:00 Party Praise Sellindge


11:00:00 Holy Communion             Brabourne C.Pinchbeck


18:00:00 Evensong  Monks Horton


















We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Christopher  Denyer, presently Assistant Curate of Bethersden, Woodchurch and High Halden in the Canterbury  Diocese has been appointed Priest -in-Charge of the Stour Downs parish also in the Canterbury Diocese,  subject to the appropriate checks.

 

The licensing service will take place on 20th September 2018 at 7 pm at Mersham.

A note from Chris!


Hello!

Let me briefly introduce myself as I look ahead to join you as Priest in Charge of Stour Downs in September. 

My family moved to Kent from Bedfordshire a few weeks before the Great Storm of ’87, and despite this rather dramatic welcome to the Garden of England, it has become my adopted home county. I have lived in the Ashford area since 2002. I have served as Curate at Bethersden, High Halden and Woodchurch for the past three years. Before training for ordained ministry, I was a primary school teacher at Kingsnorth, and latterly a supply teacher whilst studying. I initially studied history and politics at the University of Kent, and completed a Masters degree in primary literacy and language education. I love stories- reading, writing and hearing them- and have been known to tread the boards in pantomime. I have two sons at Norton Knatchbull Grammar school and a younger son and daughter at Kingsnorth Primary School. You will also no doubt at some point get to meet our Labrador, Lola, and spot me in my rather aged but beloved red sports car! I am also a huge fan of Formula One, The Beatles and Bowie. 

I look forward to meeting you soon,

Rev Chris Denyer