St Michael & All Angels

Sharing God's Love

 Village & Church Diary


This page will keep you up to date with events around Marden parish (in black) and a little beyond (in blue). If you know of an event that is not listed, please email the diary editor

1. Ongoing Events


2. Diary Dates

Monday 20 August
12.30 pm
Community Lunch, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 21 August
2.00 - 4.00 pm Citizens Advice Bureau outreach session, Old Schoolroom (Memorial Hall)

Thursday 23 August
The Church Office is closed

Sunday 26 August
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
(weather permitting) West Kent Big Band playing at the West End Tavern Bandstand

Tuesday 28 August
10.30 am
Living Memories, Vestry Hall

Thursday 30 August

MUSEUM LATES - Morgan & West: Time-travelling magicians at Maidstone Museum. £17, over-18s only

Saturday 1 September
2.00 pm
Walking Group - health walk. Meet outside the library
10.00 am - 12.00 noon Fresh fish & seafood sales, West End Tavern
10.30 am Saturday Book Group in the library
11.00 am - 7.00 pm The 2018 East Malling Beer & Cider Festival at East Malling Research ME19 6BJ. Up to 75 real ales, 30 ciders and perries; hot and cold food available. Live music from Creeque Alley and the Leigh Highwood Band. Admission £5 (free for card-carrying CAMRA members)

Sunday 2 September

10.00 am Walking Group - Greensand Way/Linton - share cars, meet at the library
Marden Sports Club (Maidstone Road) - Tours of the new clubhouse with the chance to watch the President's Cricket Match. Places limited, so please book early
7.30 pm
Quiz Night at the West End Tavern

Tuesday 4 September
9.15 am
Music Time, Congregational Church
8.00 pm Marden Motor Club, West End Tavern

Wednesday 5 September
9.15 am
Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church
9.45 am Walking Group - meet outside the library

Thursday 6 September
7.45 pm
Marden W.I. - Melanie Gibson-Barton on Eva Braun - Victim or Contriver? Vestry Hall

Saturday 8 September
RIDE AND STRIDE FOR CHURCHES -
By cycling, walking, running, or perhaps driving with a group of friends by car, visit Kent churches to raise money. The money will be divided equally between Friends of Kent Churches and the church of your choice. Sponsorship forms and more information from Margaret
8.30 am Men's Breakfast, West End Tavern. Speaker Peter Holland from the Christians Against Poverty charity. £7 - please tell Geoff you are coming (01622 831106, 07973 118241 or by email)
2.00 pm Walking Group - health walk. Meet outside the library
2.00 pm
Staplehurst Autumn Show. Flowers, Vegetables, Baking, Children Classes, etc. plus teas/cakes all afternoon in North Hall, Village Centre.   Quiz & Chips Night Special Offer at this Show only (see 12 Oct below).  Email for info and entry rules


Sunday 9 September
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
(weather permitting) Blues Brothers Little Brother playing at the West End Tavern Bandstand

Monday 10 September
2.00 pm
Craft Group, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 11 September
9.15 am
Music Time, Congregational Church
10.30 am - 12.30 pm Living Memories - Farms and Farming - Vestry Hall
7.30 pm Horticultural Society - Barry Newman on The Modern Kitchen Garden. Vestry Hall
8.00 pm Quiz Night at The Unicorn

Wednesday 12 September

9.15 am Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church
9.45 am Walking Group - meet outside the library

Thursday 13 September
2.00 pm
Thursday Book Group in the library
2.00 - 4.00 pm Thursday Club - with a Co-op solicitor. Village Club

Saturday 15 September
8.30 am
Pop-up bulb sale outside Crowhurst & Tompsett, raising funds for
MARDEN IN BLOOM
2.00 pm Walking Group - choice of walks. Meet outside the library

Sunday 16 September
12.30 - 4.30 pm
The Friends of Marden's Heritage Big Musical BBQ in Turnpike House garden. Cash bar (beer, wine, soft drinks) - entertainment by The Fireflies and Village Voices - BYO tables & chairs - no parking - no dogs (except guide dogs). Tickets £10 (children 5-15 £6, u-5s free) from the Heritage Centre, Crowhurst & Tompsett and West End Stores

Monday 17 September
12.30 pm
Community Lunch, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 18 September
9.15 am
Music Time, Congregational Church
2.00 - 4.00 pm Citizens Advice Bureau outreach session, Old Schoolroom (Memorial Hall)

Wednesday 19 September

Bulb planting by MARDEN IN BLOOM - come and help if you can
9.15 am Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church
9.45 am
Walking Group - meet outside the library
10.00 am
Coach leaves library car park for the Thursday Club outing
7.30 pm Mothers' Union communion service, Parish Church, followed by cheese and wine
2.30 pm University of the Third Age - Mary Smith Jones will show schoolgirls' drawings of life in a Kent school during World War Two. Goudhurst Parish Hall

Thursday 20 September
2.00-3.30 pm
Come and Sing with refreshments at Marden Congregational Church Hall. £1 per session, to cover costs. Info from Sarah (01622 832925) or the Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Saturday 22 September

9.24 am train Walking Group - London Open House Weekend - meet at the railway station
2.00 pm Walking Group - health walk. Meet outside the library

Sunday 23 September
3.00 pm
Deanery Confirmation Service at Frittenden Church (NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE).

Monday 24 September
2.00 pm
Craft Group, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 25 September

9.15 am Music Time, Congregational Church
10.30 am - 12.30 pm Living Memories - Films and Film Stars - Vestry Hall

Wednesday 26 September
9.15 am Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church
9.45 am Walking Group - meet outside the library
2.00 - 6.30 pm
Flu immunisation clinic (surnames A-L) at Marden Medical Centre. No appointment necessary. Come on 17 October if you can't make this one
7.30 pm Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Melanie Gibson-Barton on 'The life of Edith Cavell'; tea/coffee and raffle

Thursday 27 September
2.00 - 4.00 pm
Thursday Club Quiz, Village Club
MUSEUM LATES - Quiz Night at Maidstone Museum - five rounds including a round of mystery museum objects and a round in the galleries. £10, meal included. Over-18s only

Saturday 29 September
2.00 pm Walking Group - choice of short or long walks. Meet outside the library
7.00 pm
Auction of promises at the Memorial Hall. Tickets £10 (incl. supper) £2 (auction only). Enquiries and promises to Graham

Sunday 30 September
Entry deadline for the two 
MARDEN IN BLOOM photographic competitions
10.30 am Presentation on the vision and finances of St Michael and All Angels. Parish Church, during the morning service
12.00 noon Bring & Share Lunch in the churchyard


Thursday 4 October

2.00-3.30 pm Come and Sing with refreshments at Marden Congregational Church Hall. £1 per session, to cover costs. Info from Sarah (01622 832925) or the Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Sunday 7 October
10.30 am
Harvest Festival, Parish Church
Make a scarecrow and plant it in the churchyard
2.00 - 4.00 pm Bring some bulbs and plant them in the churchyard

Tea will be served during the afternoon
3.00 pm Scarecrow judging

Tuesday 9 October
10.30 am - 12.30 pm Living Memories, Vestry Hall

Friday 12 October
6.30 for 7.00 pm
Prize Quiz & Chip Night. Quiz for teams of six with an optional Fish & Chip supper, at The Staplehurst School. Discounted tickets at £5 entry +£5 supper available only at the Staplehurst Autumn Show on 8 Sept (see above) or when paid for on quiz night £6 per person for entry + £6 for supper. BYO drinks, glasses, snacks & cutlery.  Proceeds to Staplehurst Horticultural Society

Saturday 13 October
Emptying of
MARDEN IN BLOOM planters - come and help if you can

Monday 15 October
12.30 pm Community Lunch, Vestry Hall

Wednesday 17 October

2.00 - 6.30 pm Flu immunisation clinic (surnames M-Z) at Marden Medical Centre. No appointment necessary. Surnames A-L come today if you couldn't make the earlier one

Thursday 18 October
2.00-3.30 pm Come and Sing with refreshments at Marden Congregational Church Hall. £1 per session, to cover costs. Info from Sarah (01622 832925) or the Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Friday 19 October

Re-planting of MARDEN IN BLOOM planters - come and help if you can

Saturday 20 October
a.m. 
Village litter-pick. Volunteer to Ali on 01622 832305 or email

Sunday 21 October
TBC 
Apple Day at the Community Orchard

Tuesday 23 October
10.30 am - 12.30 pm Living Memories, Vestry Hall

Wednesday 24 October
7.30 pm Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Mary Douglas on 'Handbells' (talk & demonstration); tea/coffee and raffle

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October

Bulb planting by MARDEN IN BLOOM - come and help if you can (also on 3 Nov)

Thursday 1 November
2.00-3.30 pm Come and Sing with refreshments at Marden Congregational Church Hall. £1 per session, to cover costs. Info from Sarah (01622 832925) or the Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Saturday 3 November

Bulb planting by MARDEN IN BLOOM - come and help if you can
TBA
PTA Firework Display on Southons Field

Thursday 15 November
2.00-3.30 pm Come and Sing with refreshments at Marden Congregational Church Hall. £1 per session, to cover costs. Info from Sarah (01622 832925) or the Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Sunday 11 November
7.00 pm
'The Battle's Over' tribute - a national Beacons of Light celebration to mark the end of World War 1

Wednesday 28 November
7.30 pm Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Simon Ginnaw on 'The history of Mote Park'; tea/coffee and raffle

Thursday 29 November
2.00-3.30 pm Come and Sing with refreshments at Marden Congregational Church Hall. £1 per session, to cover costs. Info from Sarah (01622 832925) or the Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Saturday 1 December
to Monday 31 December  Pantomime 'Aladdin' at the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone. Box office 01622 758611 or online.

Wednesday 5 December
7.30 pm
Wreath-making workshop with Golden Hill in the Vestry Hall, supporting
MARDEN IN BLOOM

Wednesday 5 December
7.30 pm
Christmas table-decoration workshop with Golden Hill in the Vestry Hall, supporting
MARDEN IN BLOOM

Thursday 6 December
2.00-3.30 pm Come and Sing with refreshments at Marden Congregational Church Hall. £1 per session, to cover costs. Info from Sarah (01622 832925) or the Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Saturday 8 December

Marden at Christmas - events all day throughout the village

Thursday 20 December
2.00-3.30 pm Come and Sing end-of-term concert and party at the Congregational Church Hall


A D V E R T I S E M E N T
The Vestry Hall in the centre of Marden Village is available for hire.
Click here for more information.



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