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 22 January
Road closure: A229 Staplehurst Road closed from Maidstone Road Marden to Chart Hill Road Cross-at-Hand due to roadworks by SGN following gas escape. Details of diversion not currently available (16/1/19) SHOULD FINISH TODAY
9.15 am
Music Time, Congregational Church
10.30 am Living Memories - Games we used to play - in the Vestry Hall

Wednesday 23 January
9.15 am Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church
7.30 pm Marden Society AGM and Social, Vestry Hall. New set of walk leaflets available tonight

Thursday 24 January
7.30 pm
Thursday Home Group at The Old Stable

Friday 25 January
4.30 - 5.30 pm No Youth Café today

Saturday 26 January
1.00 pm
Opening of new Heritage Centre exhibition "Listed Buildings in Marden" by Lady Susan Fenn in the company of Tony Singleton (Wealden Buildings Study Group)

2.00 pm Marden Walking Group (Library and Medical Centre)

Monday 28 January
2.00 pm
Craft Group at the Vestry Hall

Tuesday 29 January
9.15 am
Music Time, Congregational Church
1.00 pm Oasis Housegroup at Russets, Maidstone Road

Wednesday 30 January
9.15 am
Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church

Thursday 31 January
7.30 pm
Thursday Home Group at The Old Stable

Friday 1 February

4.30 - 5.30 pm Youth Café in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 2 February

10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Fresh fish & seafood sales at the West End Tavern
10.30 am
Saturday Book Group at the library
2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - health walks from the Library (longer walk)or Medical Centre (short walk)

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)

Sunday 3 February
7.30 pm
Quiz Night at the West End Tavern

Tuesday 5 February
9.15 am Music Time, Congregational Church
8.00 pm
Marden Motor Club at the West End Tavern

Wednesday 6 February
9.15 am
Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church

Thursday 7 February
2.00 pm
Come and Sing at the Congregational Church. £1 per session. Contact Sarah (01622 832925) or Marden Medical Centre (01622 831257)
7.45 pm Marden W.I., Vestry Hall - Chris Wade on The Saxon Shore Way

Friday 8 February

4.30 - 5.30 pm Youth Café in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 9 February
2.00 pm Marden Walking Group - health walks from the Library (longer walk)or Medical Centre (short walk)

Monday 11 February
2.00 pm
Craft Group, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 12 February
9.15 am Music Time, Congregational Church
10.30 am Living Memories - Flying Saucers, Sherbet Dips etc - in the Vestry Hall
7.30 pm
Horticultural Society AGM and talk by Sue Shaw on Jungle Tails, Vestry Hall. Bring your photographic competition entries ("Birds") - a £10 garden voucher will be presented to the winner
8.00 pm Quiz Night at The Unicorn

Wednesday 13 February

9.15 am Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church

Thursday 14 February
2.00 pm
Thursday Book Group at the library
2.00 - 4.00 pm Thursday Club Quiz at the Village Club

Friday 15 February

4.30 - 5.30 pm Youth Café in the Vestry Hall

Saturday 16 February

2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - health walks from the Library (longer walk)or Medical Centre (short walk)

Monday 18 February
12.30 pm
Community Lunch, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 19 February
9.30 am - 12.00 noon Holiday club in the Vestry Hall for primary school age children, today and Thursday. Places need to be booked in advance for one or both days - Kathy (07834 760787) or by email
7.30 pm
Mothers' Union AGM followed by 'very special refreshments'. Vestry Hall

Wednesday 20 February
2.30 pm
U3A at Goudhurst Parish Hall - Ross Newham from East Malling Research will talk about how
advances to horticulture have shaped the way produce is grown


Thursday 21 February

9.30 am - 12.00 noon Holiday club in the Vestry Hall for primary school age children. Places need to be booked in advance for one or both days - Kathy (07834 760787) or by email
2.00 pm Come and Sing at the Congregational Church. £1 per session. Contact Sarah (01622 832925) or Marden Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Monday 25 February
2.00 pm Craft Group, Vestry Hall

Saturday 23 February

2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - health walks from the Library (longer walk)or Medical Centre (short walk)

Tuesday 26 February

9.15 am Music Time, Congregational Church
10.30 am Living Memories - Newspapers and Magazines - in the Vestry Hall

Wednesday 27 February

9.15 am Baby & Toddler Group, Congregational Church
7.30 pm
Marden Society, Vestry Hall. Nick Hall on 'English Sparkling Wine' - the history and future of English 'fizz'; tea/coffee and raffle

Thursday 28th February

2.00 - 4.00 pm Thursday Club Bingo at the Village Club

Saturday 2 March
7.30 pm
Fundraising Social Evening for Shelter Box (charity of the month) - two-course meal (BYO drink) tickets £10 (children £5) from Norma (01622 833268). Vestry Hall
7.30 pm Sutton Valence Choral Society with the Beresford Sinfonia perform Messiah in Rochester Cathedral. Tickets £20 & £12 from Angela (01622 831915)

Sunday 3 March
2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - The Unicorn Circle. Meet at the library. New Walking Group maps and texts are now available from the Library, Farm Shop or by telephoning Catherine on 01622 832455. These are new versions of previous walks and some new routes. Please do use these as some of the instructions and paths are different.

Tuesday 5 March

10.30 am
Living Memories (topic to be advised) in the Vestry Hall

Thursday 7 March

2.00 pm
Come and Sing at the Congregational Church. £1 per session. Contact Sarah (01622 832925) or Marden Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Friday 8 March
7.30 pm
Ladies' Fashion Show by MARDEN IN BLOOM. Tickets £6 (to include a glass of wine) from Crowhurst & Tompsett and the West End Stores

Sunday 3 March
2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - The Unicorn Circle walk - meet at the Library

Saturday 9 March
8.15 for 8.30 am
Men's Breakfast in the West End Tavern. Speaker Dr Colin Tourle MBE (Iasis Medical Charity). Cost £7 per head. If you wish to attend please call Geoff (01622 831106 or 07973 118241) or by email

Monday 18 March

12.30 pm Community Lunch, Vestry Hall

Tuesday 19 March

10.30 am
Living Memories (topic to be advised) in the Vestry Hall

Thursday 21 March
2.00 pm Come and Sing at the Congregational Church. £1 per session. Contact Sarah (01622 832925) or Marden Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Saturday 23 March

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 20 March
7.00 pm
MARDEN IN BLOOM AGM at the Congregational Church

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

Thursday 4 April
2.00 pm
Come and Sing Spring Concert and Party at the Congregational Church. Contact Sarah (01622 832925) or Marden Medical Centre (01622 831257)

Sunday 7 April
10.00 am
Marden Walking Group - meet at the Library to share cars to Stilebridge to walk beside the River Beult. New Walking Group Maps and texts are now available from the Library, Farm Shop or by telephoning Catherine on 01622 832455. These are new versions of previous walks and some new routes. Please do use these as some of the instructions and paths are different

Wednesday 24 April

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

Sunday 5 May
2.00 pm
Marden Walking Group - Marden Meadow walk - meet at the Library.
New Walking Group Maps and texts are now available from the Library, Farm Shop or by telephoning Catherine on 01622 832455. These are new versions of previous walks and some new routes. Please do use these as some of the instructions and paths are different

Saturday 11 May
7.30 pm
Charity concert by Antiphony for Christian Aid. Parish Church - details to follow
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

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)

Tuesday 21 May
a.m.
MARDEN IN BLOOM's Bring & Buy Seedlings Coffee Morning open house - venue TBA

Wednesday 22 May

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

Saturday 8 June
TBA -
MARDEN IN BLOOM's Pop Up Plant Sale (details to follow)

Sunday 16 June
RSCM Music Sunday

Wednesday 26 June

TBA
Marden Society summer outing

Saturday 14 September
TBA -
MARDEN IN BLOOM's Pop Up Bulb Sale (details to follow)

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

Saturday 28 September
TBC -
MARDEN IN BLOOM's Scarecrow Safari on a theme of recycling (details to follow)

Wednesday 23 October

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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