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Service for Departed Loved Ones

On 3rd November at 3pm, there is a special service to remember departed loved ones at Smeeth Church. If you would like a name read out please contact or phone 01303 470791. All welcome to come along and light a candle as part of this service. 

Remembrance Sunday- November

Have a look at the Sunday Services tab to see all our November services, which include arrangements for 10th November- Remembrance Sunday. There are Remembrance services at 10:45 at Smeeth and Mersham, and 10:30 at Sellindge. There will be a Communion (without hymns) at 8am in Smeeth on the 10th November.

Film Night

Mersham film nights take place on the second Friday- 8th November at 7pm in St John the Baptist Church for "cinema style" snacks. Keep an eye on our facebook page for details of this month's film.

Time to Get Together

Our usual occasions for socialising and chat take place around the Parish: the First Friday Social Hour at Brabourne from 6pm on 1st November, Mersham Coffee Morning on Saturday 2nd November from 10am; a Coffee Morning at 41 Mountbatten Way on 6th November 10am-12:00; Knit and Knatter on 8th November in the Oak Room at 2:30pm; and Fridays@3 on the 29th November at 3pm in The Oak Room. The Craft Group meets at Rosedale, Cherry Glebe, Mersham at 10am on 6th November and on 20th November at Marlborough House, The Street, Mersham. 


Kent College Chamber Choir perform a concert at Stowting Church on Sunday 3rd November at 6pm. 

Perfume in the Bible...

Researcher and author, Dr Charles Sell, will be giving an interactive talk about the languages, plant extracts and aromas used in biblical perfumes on Saturday 23rd November at 6:30pm in Stowting School Hall. Tickets £10 - contact 01303 862881 or

Christmas Fairs

Sellindge Christmas fair is on 16th November at the Durling Hall - offering lunch Father Christmas at 12pm (please see St Mary Sellindge Facebook page). There is a Christmas Craft Fair at Brabourne and Smeeth Village Hall on 30th November 10am-2pm.

Christmas Tree Festival

Mersham hosts its annual Christmas Tree Festival on the weekend of 30th November and 1st December.

This includes lunches and afternoon teas, as well as the Parish Christingle and Advent Carol Service.

Not to be missed!


Have a look at what is happening in the Parish as we celebrate Christmas this year- including a hidden star Christmas Trail as we get ready to #FollowTheStar... December Services can also be found in the Christmas 2019 tab in the menu above.

Please do get in touch if you need a lift to any event- and you're welcome to bring a friend or two. 

See the Sunday Services tab above for details of our services this month.

 Email for further details of any events.

Download a copy of the November diary here