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

Tuesday 16 October
9.15 am
Music Time, Congregational Church
7.30 pm Mothers' Union - talk by Shelter Box, Vestry Hall
Evening Marden Village Club Charity Quiz Night in aid of KAB and Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide. Non-members welcome. Details and booking at the bar
3.00 pm Sandhurst recital by Daniel Grimwood of piano treasures by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Balakiev and Field, for Hospice in the Weald. Tickets by donation in advance only (minimum £15) from Gillian 01580 850384

Wednesday 17 October

9.15 am Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church
9.45 am
Walking Group - local paths - meet at the library
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. Please note: owing to an unexpected change to delivery dates, this clinic is for under-65s only. A clinic for over-65s and all other eligible patients will be held on Saturday 3 November, when appointments will be pre-bookable
2.30 pm
UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE Open Afternoon at Goudhurst Parish Hall - come for refreshments and to find out what the U3A can offer

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
4.30 - 5.30 pm Youth Café (Yr 7 - Yr 13) - Drink, Snack, Games in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 20 October
a.m. 
Village litter-pick. Volunteer to Ali on 01622 832305 or email
2.00 pm Walking Group - Group A - stroll & chat, half-hour followed by tea. Meet outside the library or at the Medical Centre to avoid the hill
2.00 pm
Walking Group - Group B - local paths, hour and a half. Meet outside the library

Sunday 21 October
The Apple Day at the Community Orchard
has been cancelled

Monday 22 October
2.00 pm 
Craft Group, Vestry Hall

7.00 pm  Annie's Health & Fitness BODY CONDITIONING BLAST - all-over body workout - combination of HIIT and flow + weights - high & low impact. £6.50 pay as you go or £35 for 6 classes. Marden Village Club. Book your place with Anne on 01622 833351 or 07828 868703 or by email. Bring a mat and water

Tuesday 23 October
10.30 am - 12.30 pm Living Memories, Vestry Hall - Wireless as we remember it

Wednesday 24 October
9.45 am Walking Group - local paths - meet at the library
7.30 pm
Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Mary Douglas on 'Handbells' (talk & demonstration); tea/coffee and raffle

Thursday 25 October
2.00 - 4.00 pm Thursday Club meet, Village Club

Thursday 25 October to Saturday 27 October
7.30 pm (plus Saturday matinee)
Marden Theatre Group presents the hilarious whodunnit spoof  'Inspector Drake's Last Case' (rated PG) at the Memorial Hall. Look out for further details on posters

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October

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

Saturday 27 October
2.00 pm Walking Group - Group A - stroll & chat, half-hour followed by tea. Meet outside the library or at the Medical Centre to avoid the hill
2.00 pm
Walking Group - Group B - local paths, hour and a half. Meet outside the library

Monday 29 October
12.30 pm
M.U. Charity of the Month Fundraising Meal, Vestry Hall

7.00 pm (and every Monday) Annie's Health & Fitness BODY CONDITIONING BLAST - all-over body workout - combination of HIIT and flow + weights - high & low impact. £6.50 pay as you go or £35 for 6 classes. Marden Village Club. Book your place with Anne on 01622 833351 or 07828 868703 or by email. Bring a mat and water

Tuesday 30 October
9.15 am
Music Time, Congregational Church

Wednesday 31 October
9.15 am Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church
9.45 am Walking Group - local paths - meet at the library
TBA
Thursday Club visit to Ashford Garden Centre

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)
7.45 pm
Marden W.I., Vestry Hall

Friday 2 November

4.30 - 5.30 pm Youth Café (Yr 7 - Yr 13) - Drink, Snack, Games in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 3 November

Bulb planting by MARDEN IN BLOOM - come and help if you can
10.00 am - 12.00 noon Fresh fish & seafood sales, West End Tavern
10.30 am
Saturday Book Group, in the library
2.00 - 6.30 pm
NEW: Flu immunisation clinic (surnames M-Z) at Marden Medical Centre. Pre-bookable appointments for over-65s and all other eligible patients including children. Surnames A-L come today if you couldn't make the earlier one.

6.00 pm PTA Firework Display on Southons Field

Sunday 4 November
6.30 pm
Commemoration of the Departed service, Parish Church
7.30 pm Quiz Night at the West End Tavern

Tuesday 6 November
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Living Memories, Vestry Hall
8.00 pm
Marden Motor Club, West End Tavern

Thursday 8 November
The Church Office is closed today
2.00 pm
Thursday Book Group, in the library
6.00 - 10.00 pm
WEST END FESTIVE FAIR at the West End Tavern - Kick-start your Christmas shopping in style! Gemma Keith Designs - Grey & Bruce - Jo Boardman Silver Jewellery - Marden Farm Shop - Pastime Pins - Rachie's Flowers - Zubeida Roberts Art. Live music from Michael Lack. Free entry

Friday 9 November
4.30 - 5.30 pm Youth Café (Yr 7 - Yr 13) - Drink, Snack, Games in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 10 November
8.30 am
Men's Breakfast at the West End Tavern. Speaker Eddie Prescott on 'Bomber Harris, Villain or Victim'. If you would like to join in for a full English breakfast, please phone 01622 831106 or 07973
118241, or email Geoff. The cost of breakfast is £7.

Evening Entertainment at Marden Village Club - The Devil's Prefects (live duo - country music with "its tongue firmly jammed in its cheek"). Members & guests only

Sunday 11 November
10.50 am
Remembrance Service, Parish Church
7.00 pm 'The Battle's Over' tribute - a national Beacons of Light celebration to mark the end of World War 1

Monday 12 November
2.00 pm
Craft Group, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 13 November
12.30 pm
Mothers' Union meeting - speaker from Fegans - Vestry Hall
7.30 pm
Horticultural Society, Vestry Hall
8.00 pm
Quiz Night at The Unicorn

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)

Friday 16 November
4.30 - 5.30 pm Youth Café (Yr 7 - Yr 13) - Drink, Snack, Games in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 17 November
11.00 am
Village Prayer Walk, starting from the Parish Church

Monday 19 November
12.30 pm
Community Lunch, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 20 November
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Living Memories, Vestry Hall

Friday 23 November

6.00 - 9.00 pm Christmas Fayre, Vestry Hall

Saturday 24 November
9.00 am - 12.00 noon
Christmas Fayre, Vestry Hall
2.00- 4.00 pm
Kent Young Ringers, in the Church Tower
Evening
Entertainment at Marden Village Club - Biggin Hillbillies (live band, country). Members & guests only

Monday 26 November
2.00 pm
Craft Group, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 27 November
Evening
Traditional and contemporary wreath making with Eliza Rose, artisan florist. Marden Village Club. Pre-booked tickets only (£15)

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)

Friday 30 November
4.30 - 5.30 pm
Youth Café (Yr 7 - Yr 13) - Drink, Snack, Games in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 1 December
6.40 pm (Pre-concert talk) for 7.30 pm
Maidstone Symphony Orchestra concert at Mote Hall, Maidstone - Kodaly, Gordon Jacon, Mahler. Tickets £13 to £28 (u-18s free, students with student card £5)

Wednesday 5 December
7.30 pm
Wreath-making 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
Evening music by the Biggin Hillbillies (Country), Marden Village Club

Sunday 9 December
8.00 pm
Charity Concert - a few seasonal songs from Antiphony at Marden Village Club - all welcome

Thursday 13 December
W.I. Christmas Lunch at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Saturday 15 December

Evening Christmas Draw and Entertainment at Marden Village Club - Highway 61 (live band, rhythm & blues). Members & guests only

Thursday 20 December

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

Monday 31 December
Evening
Entertainment at Marden Village Club - Skabretta (live band, Ska/Reggae). Members & guests only

Wednesday 23 January 2019
7.30 pm Marden Society AGM and Social, Vestry Hall

Saturday 2 February 2019

6.40 pm (Pre-concert talk) for 7.30 pm
Maidstone Symphony Orchestra concert at Mote Hall, Maidstone - Wagner, Richard Strauss, Shostakovich. Tickets £13 to £28 (u-18s free, students with student card £5)

Wednesday 27 February

7.30 pm Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Nick Hall on 'English Sparkling Wine' - the history and future of English 'fizz'; tea/coffee and raffle

Saturday 23 March 2019

6.40 pm (Pre-concert talk) for 7.30 pm Maidstone Symphony Orchestra concert at Mote Hall, Maidstone - Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Brahms. Tickets £13 to £28 (u-18s free, students with student card £5)

Wednesday 27 March

7.30 pm
Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Cliff Grieve on 'My Adventures in the Land of Blue Sky'; tea/coffee and raffle

Wednesday 24 April
7.30 pm
Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Mary Smith on 'A Schoolgirl's War'; tea/coffee and raffle

Saturday 11 May 2019
12.30-5.00 pm
The Northern Belle steam train (Black 5 locomotive, seven Pullman cars) - circular tour of the rolling hills and ancient woodlands of Kent. Champagne &
canapés, four-course lunch with wine, coffee & petits fours. Departs/arrives Maidstone East Station. Tickets £349 pp from, and all profits to, the Heart of Kent Hospice 01622 790195

Saturday 18 May 2019

6.40 pm (Pre-concert talk) for 7.30 pm
Maidstone Symphony Orchestra concert at Mote Hall, Maidstone -
Borodin, Schumann, Rachmaninov.
Tickets £13 to £28 (u-18s free, students with student card £5)

Wednesday 22 May
7.30 pm
Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Guy Bartlett on 'The History of the Red Arrows'; tea/coffee and raffle

Wednesday 26 June
TBA
Marden Society summer outing

Wednesday 25 September 2019
7.30 pm Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Geoff Turner on 'Van 132, Soldier, Sailor Spy'; tea/coffee and raffle

Wednesday 23 October 2019
7.30 pm
Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Chris Woodward on 'The History of Canals'; tea/coffee and raffle

Wednesday 27 November 2019
7.30 pm Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Speaker TBA; tea/coffee and raffle


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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