stour downs

Harvest Weekend

The Harvest celebrations continue in the Parish on the 5th and 6th October! Come along on the 5th October to a Harvest Craft Fair at Sellindge, and see a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the pew kneelers made by the community, as well as lovely lunches. On the 6th October there are Harvest Festivals at 9:30 in Mersham, 10am in Brabourne, and 11am at Sellindge.

Harvest Supper

Brabourne Church hosts the annual Harvest Supper in the fabulous Penstock Barn on 11th October at 7pm

Pet Service

Bring your pet, or a photo of them, to a celebration and thanksgiving for our furry, feathered or scaled friends- at the Pet Service on 6th October at 3pm in Mersham Church. All pets and their owners welcome- please make sure you keep your pet, and those of others, safe and comfortable.


Come along to Party Church on Sunday 27th October at 3pm in St Mary's Church, Sellindge for lot of mess and fun- with pumpkin carving, marshmallows and biscuits and more!

"Better than Halloween"

Come for a family friendly celebration of light, with games, craft and food... at Mersham church on 31st October 5:30-6:30pm. No Halloween fancy dress please. 

Film Night

Mersham film night are back! Come along on the Friday 11th October at 7pm in St John the Baptist Church. Movie time snacks and refreshments available. Keep an eye on our facebook page for details of this month's film.

Tasty Treats

Our usual tasty treats and time to chat take place around the Parish: the First Friday Social Hour at Brabourne from 6pm on 4th October; Mersham Coffee Morning on Saturday 5th October from 10am; Knit and Knatter on 11th October in the Oak Room at 2:30pm; and Fridays@3 on the 25th October at 3pm in The Oak Room

Our new Café Church at The Oak Room Smeeth meets again on the 11th July at 9:30am. Come and try a taste of something new!

Breakfast Church concludes for the year with "Arty Autumn" breakfast and craft at Smeeth Oak Room (TN25 6SA) from 9:15am on Saturday 26th October.

Remembrance Sunday- November

Have a look at the Sunday Services tab to see October and November services, which include arrangements for 10th November- Remembrance Sunday.


Have a look at what is happening in the Parish as we celebrate Christmas this year- download a copy here of services and other events from Advent here, including a hidden star Christmas Trail! Get ready to #FollowTheStar...

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 October diary here