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

Saturday 18 January
7.30 pm
Friends of Marden's Heritage Annual Quiz (this year with a medieval twist) in the Memorial Hall with cash bar and raffle. Tickets (incl. supper of jacket potato with chilli & salad) £8 from West End Stores, Crowhurst & Tompsett and the Heritage Centre
10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm Family Science Day - 1 hour sessions of family fun. £9 per child (MMF £4, accompanying adult free)

Sunday 19 January

6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Monday 20 January
12.30 pm
Community Lunch (New Year Special) at the Vestry Hall

Tuesday 21 January
2.00 - 4.00 pm
Citizens Advice outreach session in the Old Schoolroom

Wednesday 22 January
7.30 pm
Marden Society AGM, cheese & wine in the Vestry Hall

Thursday 23 January
2.00 - 3.30 pm Come & Sing in the Congregational Church

Friday 24 January
4.30 pm Youth Café in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 25 January
2.00 - 4.00 pm
Kent Young Ringers in the Bell Tower

Sunday 26 January
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Monday 27 January
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY
2.00 pm Craft Group in the Vestry Hall

Tuesday 28 January
10.30 am
Living Memories in the Vestry Hall - Roger and Geoff inform and amuse about SAWW

Thursday 30 January

6.30pm and 7.30 pm MUSEUM LATES - History Mystery Tour "The Museum Years" - tour Maidstone Museum. £10 (MMF £8) including a Victorian sherry cobbler drink

Friday 31 January
4.30 pm
Youth Café in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 1 February
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

11.45 am - 12.45 pm J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall
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

Tuesday 4 February
10.30 am Living Memories in the Vestry Hall - Lindy Hop Swing Dance

Thursday 6 February
1.30 - 4.00 pm
Art Club in the Vestry Hall. Just £5 for a drop-in session so you are invited to join a friendly group of enthusiasts. Phone 01622 831529 or email tillergirl2913@gmail.com for more information
2.00 - 3.30 pm Come & Sing in the Congregational Church
7.45 pm Marden W.I. -
Michael Smith on ‘The Franklin Expedition Disaster – Lost and Found.’  Visitors and new members always welcome. Vestry Hall

Sunday 9 February
10.30 am
The Revd Ali Duguid's farewell service, retiring as Vicar of Marden. Parish Church

6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall


Tuesday 11 February
7.30 pm
Horticultural Society - AGM followed by a talk by Martin Newcombe – History of Garden Plants. Vestry Hall

Thursday 13 February
1.30 - 4.00 pm Art Club in the Vestry Hall. Just £5 for a drop-in session so you are invited to join a friendly group of enthusiasts. Phone 01622 831529 or email tillergirl2913@gmail.com for more information

Friday 14 February

9.15 - 10.00 am
Toddler Praise! in the Parish Church. For babies, toddlers and their adults, a short time of song, talk, craft and prayer, with coffee and time together (once a month). Contact Sarah (01622 832925)

10.30 am - 1.00 pm Memories Days at Maidstone Museum - TRANSPORT - come and recount your memories and have them recorded. Free
6.30 pm
and 7.30 pm "Valentines Escape Room" - escape from love (18+ singles). Maidstone Museum, £12 includes love potion cocktail

Saturday 15 February
7.00 for 7.30 pm
Supper Evening in the Vestry Hall for Shelterbox - a 2-course supper with a short quiz interlude, BYO drink. £10 per person. Please let Norma know if you are coming (01622 833268)

Monday 17 February
12.30 pm
Community Lunch in the Vestry Hall

Tuesday 18 February
10.30 am Living Memories in the Vestry Hall - Valentine's Day as we remember it

Wednesday 19 February
7.30 pm Mothers' Union AGM with report on MU National Conference and pancakes
2.30 pm Goudhurst U3A - Author Michael Smith will describe how Tom Crean sailed with Captain Oates and Ernest Shackleton on three of the most significant explorations to the Antarctic in the early 20th Century. Goudhurst Parish Hall. £3 for non-U3A members

Thursday 20 February

1.30 - 4.00 pm Art Club in the Vestry Hall. Just £5 for a drop-in session so you are invited to join a friendly group of enthusiasts. Phone 01622 831529 or email tillergirl2913@gmail.com for more information
2.00 - 3.30 pm
Come & Sing in the Congregational Church

Shrove Tuesday 25 February
6.00 - 8.00 pm
All Churches Together Pancake Party - Games, quizzes, pancake tossing, races and PANCAKES - Parish Room, Staplehurst. Please email Angie so we have an idea of numbers

Wednesday 26 February
7.30 pm
Marden Society - Steve McArragher on 'Back to our Rootes' - Vestry Hall

Thursday 27 February

1.30 - 4.00 pm Art Club in the Vestry Hall. Just £5 for a drop-in session so you are invited to join a friendly group of enthusiasts. Phone 01622 831529 or email tillergirl2913@gmail.com for more information
6.00 for 6.30 pm
Film Night at Maidstone Museum - "Rocket Man" - £10 (MMF £8) including drink)

Sunday 1 March

11.45 am - 12.45 pm J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall
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

Tuesday 3 March
10.30 am Living Memories in the Vestry Hall
Evening (TBA)
Lent Course (1/5) - see details in March Parish Magazine

Thursday 5 March
2.00 - 3.30 pm
Come & Sing in the Congregational Church

Sunday 8 March

6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Tuesday 10 March
Evening (TBA)
Lent Course (2/5) - see details in March Parish Magazine

Saturday 14 March
8.30 am
Men's Breakfast at the West End Tavern, speaker Revd. Phil Goodey, Vicar of Boughton Monchelsea, "Weddings, Funerals and Regency Dancing"

Sunday 15 March

6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Monday 16 March
12.30 pm
Community Lunch in the Vestry Hall

Tuesday 17 March
10.30 am Living Memories in the Vestry Hall
Evening (TBA)
Lent Course (3/5) - see details in March Parish Magazine

Thursday 19 March
2.00 - 3.30 pm Come & Sing in the Congregational Church

Saturday 21 March
Time TBA
Parish Litter Pick - volunteers please ring Ali in the Parish Office 01622 832305
7.30 pm Antiphony's Grand Silver Concert in the Parish Church, celebrating the 25th anniversary this weekend of their first gig, 22/3/1995 in Tunbridge Wells. This concert will be in support of the Charity of the Month - please look out for further details, ticketing etc

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 22 March
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Tuesday 24 March
Evening (TBA)
Lent Course (4/5) - see details in March Parish Magazine

Wednesday 25 March

7.30 pm Marden Society - James Dickinson on 'Margaret of Anjou' - Vestry Hall

Sunday 29 March
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Tuesday 31 March
Evening (TBA)
Lent Course (5/5) - see details in March Parish Magazine

Thursday 2 April
2.00 - 3.30 pm Come & Sing in the Congregational Church

Sunday 5 April

11.45 am - 12.45 pm J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall
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

Thursday 9 April
2.00 - 3.30 pm Come & Sing Easter Concert in the Congregational Church

Sunday 19 April

6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Wednesday 22 April

7.30 pm Marden Society - John Dickenson on 'History of Anaesthesia' - Vestry Hall

Sunday 26 April
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Thursday 30 April
2.00 - 3.30 pm Come & Sing in the Congregational Church

Sunday 3 May

11.45 am - 12.45 pm J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall
3.00 pm Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra  cond. Roderick Dunk - Mozart, Bruckner - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Box office 01892 530613

Sunday 10 May
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 16 May

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
 

Sunday 17 May
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 24 May
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Wednesday 27 May

7.30 pm Marden Society - Paul Laundy on 'Winston Churchill and Chartwell' - Vestry Hall

Sunday 7 June

11.45 am - 12.45 pm J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 14 June
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 21 June
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Wednesday 24 June

Marden Society Summer Outing TBD

Sunday 28 June
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 5 July
11.45 am - 12.45 pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 12 July
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 19 July
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 6 September
11.45 am - 12.45 pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 13 September
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 20 September
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Wednesday 23 September

7.30 pm Marden Society - Geoff Doel on 'Hopping in Kent and the Hartlake Disaster' - Vestry Hall

Sunday 27 September
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 4 October
11.45 am - 12.45 pm J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 11 October
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 18 October
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Wednesday 28 October

7.30 pm Marden Society - Guy Bartlett on 'The Dambusters' - Vestry Hall

Sunday 1 November
11.45 am - 12.45 pm J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 8 November
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 15 November
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 22 November
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Wednesday 25 November

7.30 pm Marden Society - Ray Morris on 'Update on wildlife around Marden' - Vestry Hall

Sunday 29 November
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 6 December

11.45 am - 12.45 pm J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall

Sunday 12 December
6.00 - 7.00  pm
J.A.M. meet in the Vestry Hall


A D V E R T I S E M E N T
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