Services & Events

Sundays

Our Sunday services move around the churches of the benefice each week, there are three sorts.

8.30am every Sunday - A said service of Holy Communion with sermon using the order from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer


10.00am - Benefice Communion using Common Worship, followed by refreshments, perfect if you have to go on to to play football afterwards.

10.00am - Family Worship, an informal non-Eucharistic service ideal for families

Sunday services are normally held as follows

 

1st Sunday in each month

St Mary the Virgin, Horton Kirby,
DA4 9BN

10.00am ~ Holy Communion 

2nd Sunday in each month

St Margaret of Antioch, Darenth,
DA2 7QY

10.00am ~ Holy Communion 

3rd Sunday in each month

St John the Baptist, Sutton at Hone,
DA4 9HA

10.00am ~ Holy Communion 

4th Sunday in each month

Check the notice board or www.darentvalleybenefice.org.uk for location of service

8.30am Holy Communion (1662)

10.00am ~ Informal family worship

5th Sunday in each month

Check the notice board or www.darentvalleybenefice.org.uk for location of service

8.30am Holy Communion (1662)

10.00am ~ Informal family worship

 

 

On some Sundays there are special services for festivals (such as those for Easter and Harvest) and other special occasions, these are advertised on the Church notice board as well as on twitter, facebook and our 'events in Church' page on this website

Junior Church (for younger children)- Is held at the same time as the adult service at St Margaret'sAny children are welcome to attend and all staff are CRB checked.

However please don't be discouraged from bringing children to any service, toy bags are provided for them to play with in the Church itself and no one is in the slightest bit bothered about noise or children crawling about the floors,  least of all the Vicar!

Messy Church

This takes place on the 2nd Saturday in the month at Sutton Court from 2pm to 4pm. Its ideal for people or families with children or for those who find the more formal services too forbidding. A buffet, tea and drinks are provided as part of the service at a cost £2.00 per person. For more information contact the administrator Anne Johnson on 01474 853442

Midweek Services

9.30 am on Wednesdays –  Holy Communion using Common Worship is usually held at St Margarets but email or telephone a Church Warden to be certain as it is sometimes displaced by other events