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The Church of England in

Sutton-at-Hone, Hawley, Darenth, South Darenth and Horton Kirby

Welcome to the Darent Valley Benefice: one church community across three parish church locations.

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The heart of church life is gathering for worship. The Eucharist is celebrated on Sunday mornings at 10am, alternately at St Mary's Horton Kirby and St Margaret's Darenth.

For a current timetable of service locations, click here.

The Eucharist is also celebrated at 9.30am on Wednesdays at St Margaret's Darenth, using the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer.

An informal after-school service called Toast and Worship is held at St John's Sutton-at-Hone, 3pm for 3.30pm on Wednesdays during term-time.



Young people are valued at the Darent Valley Benefice and we have a lively and growing Junior Church, for children to enjoy on Sunday mornings with parents/carers.

Junior Church meets at 10am in the church hall at St Margaret's Darenth, for an hour of teaching, making friends and having fun.



A range of events and activities takes place across the year, from men's breakfasts (second Saturdays of the month) to sponsored walks, evening talks, beetle drives, Christmas Fairs and more.

We seek to be a church that grows in faith but also in friendship. We believe in valuing people's gifts, celebrating our differences, learning to love one another well and building healthy community.

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