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

Sunday 15 September
12.30 - 4.30 pm
Friends of Marden's Heritage Big Musical BBQ in the garden of Turnpike House, Maidstone Road. Meat & salad, strawberries & cream; cash bar for beer, wine & soft drinks. Entertainment by the Marden Big Band and Village Voices. Please BYO tables & chairs. Tickets £10 (5-15s £6, u-5s free) from the Heritage Centre, Crowhurst & Tompsett, West End Stores, Lucie on 07505 475818 or email. Please note: no parking, no dogs (except guide dogs)

Monday 16 September
12.30 pm
Community Lunch, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 17 September
2.00 - 4.00 pm
Citizens Advice outreach session, Old Schoolroom

Wednesday 18 September
7.30 pm
Mothers' Union Communion Service in the Parish Church, followed by cheese and wine
2.30 pm Goudhurst & District U3A - Malcom Nelson (ex HM Customs & Excise) on how to catch smugglers. Non-members welcome at £3. Goudhurst Parish Hall

Thursday 19 September

1.30 - 4.30 pm Marden Art Club in the Vestry Hall (and every Thursday until 12 Dec). Phone Mo on 01622 831529 or email for more information and charges
2.00 pm
Come & Sing at the Congregational Church

Saturday 21 September
8.00 - 11.00 am
MARDEN IN BLOOM's Pop Up Bulb Sale, outside Crowhurst & Tompsett
2.00 pm Marden Walking Group - choice of 30 minutes or 90 minutes. Meet at the library

Monday 23 September
2.00 pm
Craft Group at the Vestry Hall

2.00 pm Marden Walking Group - Health Walk from Bramley Court

Tuesday 24 September
10.30 am Living Memories - Make do & mend, Waste not want not.  Vestry Hall

Wednesday 25 September
7.30 pm Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Geoff Turner on 'Van 132, Soldier, Sailor Spy'; tea/coffee and raffle
7.30-9.00 pm Weald School of Theology free taster session in Goudhurst Church. Term of five sessions begins on 2 Oct. More information from 01580 211739

Thursday 26 September

1.30 - 4.30 pm
Marden Art Club in the Vestry Hall (and every Thursday until 12 Dec). Phone Mo on 01622 831529 or email for more information and charges

Friday 27 September
10.00 - 11.45 am
The Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning at the Vestry Hall. Coffee, cake, chat, cake stall, raffle

Saturday 28 September
2.00 - 5.00 pm
Scarecrow Gathering - light refreshments available on Southons Field, with voting box for the best scarecrow

2.30 - 5.30 pm Come to the Parish Church and rehearse for a scratch performance of Fauré’s Requiem. Picnic tea and refreshments provided. Please email to register your interest
7.00 pm Performance of Fauré’s Requiem in the Parish Church. £10 per person. More details to follow

Evening entertainment by Alibi (Pop and Rock Covers) at Marden Village Club (members and guests only)

Sunday 29 September
3.00 pm 
Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley piano, cond. Roderick Dunk - Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Box office 01892 530613

Monday 30 September
8.00 pm
Open Mic Night at The Unicorn

Tuesday 1 October
Marden Library & Heritage Centre - extended opening hours starting today:
Sunday & Monday CLOSED;
Tuesday to Friday 10.00-13.00; 14.00-17.00;
Saturday 09.00-13.00.

Wednesday 2 October

7.30-9.00 pm Weald School of Theology session 1 of 5 in Goudhurst Church (there will be a small charge). More information from 01580 211739

Thursday 3 October

2.00 pm
Come & Sing at the Congregational Church

Saturday 5 October

2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - meet at the library for a choice of short stroll or (strong footwear, suitable coats, water, but sorry no dogs) longer walk
Evening Charity race night at Marden Village Club (ticket only event)

Sunday 6 October
10.00 am
Marden Walking Group - meet at the library to share cars for a walk in the Brenchley area

Monday 7 October
2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - meet at Bramley Court for a Health Walk

Tuesday 8 October

10.30 am
Living Memories (topic TBA).  Vestry Hall
7.45 pm The Pantaloons present Shakespeare's "Othello" in a jazz-age setting at the Queen's Theatre, Cranbrook. Tickets £18 (students £12.50) from 01580 711856 or online

Wednesday 9 October
2.00 - 6.30 pm
Annual Flu Immunisation Clinic at Marden Medical Centre. Please check here before you come in case the date has been changed at the last minute. No appointments necessary. This clinic is for anyone aged 65 or over: if you can't make this one please come on 23 Oct

7.30-9.00 pm Weald School of Theology session 2 of 5 in Goudhurst Church (there will be a small charge). More information from 01580 211739

Saturday 12 October

2.00 pm Marden Walking Group - meet at the library for a choice of short stroll or (strong footwear, suitable coats, water, but sorry no dogs) longer walk
6.40 pm (pre-concert talk)
for 7.30 pm Maidstone Symphony Orchestra at Mote Hall, Maidstone. Chabrier, Korngold, Richard Strauss. Tickets £13-£28 (students £5, 18s & under free) on the door or (booking fees apply) 0333 666 3366 or online

Monday 14 October
2.00 pm Marden Walking Group - meet at Bramley Court for a Health Walk

Wednesday 16 October

7.30-9.00 pm Weald School of Theology session 3 of 5 in Goudhurst Church (there will be a small charge). More information from 01580 211739

Thursday 17 October

2.00 pm
Come & Sing at the Congregational Church

Saturday 19 October

2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - meet at the library for a choice of short stroll or (strong footwear, suitable coats, water, but sorry no dogs) longer walk

Monday 21 October
12.30 pm
Community Lunch in the Vestry Hall

2.00 pm Marden Walking Group - meet at Bramley Court for a Health Walk

Tuesday 22 October

10.30 am Living Memories (topic TBA).  Vestry Hall

Wednesday 23 October

2.00 - 6.30 pm
Annual Flu Immunisation Clinic at Marden Medical Centre. Please check here before you come in case the date has been changed at the last minute. No appointments necessary. This clinic is for anyone aged 18-65, pregnant, or a carer for an elderly or disabled person, or with an underlying health condition, obesity or weakened immune system
7.30 pm
Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Chris Woodward on 'The History of Canals'; tea/coffee and raffle

Saturday 26 October
2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - meet at the library for a choice of short stroll or (strong footwear, suitable coats, water, but sorry no dogs) longer walk

Monday 28 October

2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - meet at Bramley Court for a Health Walk

Thursday 31 October

1.30 - 4.30 pm No Marden Art Club this half-term week
2.00 pm
Come & Sing at the Congregational Church

Sunday 3 November

3.00 pm Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, Amy Harman bassoon, cond. Barry Wordsworth - Tchaikovsky, Weber, Schumann - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Box office 01892 530613

Wednesday 6 November

7.30-9.00 pm Weald School of Theology session 4 of 5 in Goudhurst Church (there will be a small charge). More information from 01580 211739

Saturday 9 November

7.45 pm "The Blues Brothers & The Commitments" double tribute show at the Queen's Theatre, Cranbrook. Tickets £22 (students £15, no concessions) from 01580 711856 or online

Wednesday 13 November

7.30-9.00 pm Weald School of Theology session 5 of 5 in Goudhurst Church (there will be a small charge). More information from 01580 211739

Thursday 14 November

2.00 pm
Come & Sing at the Congregational Church

Saturday 16 November
Evening entertainment by TooT'n'Skamen (Ska) at Marden Village Club (members and guests only)

Saturday 23 November

Evening
entertainment by Highway 61 (Rock & Blues) at Marden Village Club (members and guests only)

Tuesday 26 November

Evening
Wreath making with Eliza Rose, Artisan Florist, at Marden Village Club (ticket only event)

Wednesday 27 November

7.30 pm Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Mike Doel on 'History of Hopping and the Hartlake Disaster'; tea/coffee and raffle
Evening Wreath making with Eliza Rose, Artisan Florist, at Marden Village Club (ticket only event)

Thursday 28 November

2.00 pm
Come & Sing at the Congregational Church

Saturday 30 November
TBA
Marden Village Club retired members' Christmas lunch (ticket only event)
TBA
Come & Sing at Kenward House Christmas Fair (details to be confirmed)

6.40 pm (pre-concert talk) for 7.30 pm Maidstone Symphony Orchestra at Mote Hall, Maidstone. Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms. Tickets £13-£28 (students £5, 18s & under free) on the door or (booking fees apply) 0333 666 3366 or online

Saturday 7 December
MARDEN AT CHRISTMAS - events throughout the village. Details to follow

Thursday 12 December

1.30 - 4.30 pm Marden Art Club in the Vestry Hall (the last this year - restarts in January). Phone Mo on 01622 831529 or email for more information and charges
2.00 pm Come & Sing at the Congregational Church

Saturday 14 December

Evening
Marden Village Club Christmas Draw with music by Where's Brian? (live band 'spanning the decades') (members and guests only)

Thursday 19 December
2.00 pm Come & Sing at the Congregational Church

Tuesday 31 December

Evening
entertainment by Starks Family Band at Marden Village Club (ticket only event)

Saturday 1 February 2020

6.40 pm (pre-concert talk) for 7.30 pm Maidstone Symphony Orchestra at Mote Hall, Maidstone. Britten, Weber, Arnold, Elgar. Tickets £13-£28 (students £5, 18s & under free) on the door or (booking fees apply) 0333 666 3366 or online

Sunday 2 February 2020

3.00 pm Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, Susanna Gaspar soprano, Catia Mereso mezzo, Jung Soo tenor, Richard Morrison baritone, cond. Roderick Dunk - OPERA GALA - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Box office 01892 530613

Sunday 1 March 2020

3.00 pm Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, Martin James Bartlett piano, cond. Roderick Dunk - Copland, Ravel, Brahms - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Box office 01892 530613

Saturday 21 March 2020

6.40 pm (pre-concert talk) for 7.30 pm Maidstone Symphony Orchestra at Mote Hall, Maidstone. Dukas, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky. Tickets £13-£28 (students £5, 18s & under free) on the door or (booking fees apply) 0333 666 3366 or online

Sunday 5 April 2020

3.00 pm Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Gould violin, cond. Barry Wordsworth - Bizet, Barber, Massenet, Beethoven - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Box office 01892 530613

Sunday 3 May 2020

3.00 pm Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra  cond. Roderick Dunk - Mozart, Bruckner - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Box office 01892 530613

Saturday 16 May 2020

6.40 pm (pre-concert talk) for 7.30 pm Maidstone Symphony Orchestra at Mote Hall, Maidstone. Wagner, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky. Tickets £13-£28 (students £5, 18s & under free) on the door or (booking fees apply) 0333 666 3366 or online


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.
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