Category Archives: St George’s News

Archaeus Quartet

The Archaeus Quartet will be professionally recording throughout the day at St. George’s on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August. During this time the church will be closed. We apologise for this. The church will be open as usual in the evening.

Village Activity and Fun Day – Saturday 2 September, The Green, 3-6pm.

As the summer drew to a close last year, the inaugural community fun day took place in Benenden. Set on the village green against a backdrop of live music, food, drink, and vintage vehicles, residents of all ages enjoyed themselves, throwing wellies, catching cricket balls, attempting to cycle a reversible bike and testing their strength on the bungee elastic. This year’s Village Activity and Fun Day will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd September from 3 to 6pm. Based again on The Green, the event promises to be even better this year, with an even wider range of activities for an even wider range of ages. And, as ever, all the activities are FREE! Grab a friend, bring the family, and come along.

A big thank you to all our contributors who give of their time freely. If you have an activity you think would be a fitting addition to the day, then please get in touch with: Mark Glubb markglubb@hotmail.com

St George’s Church, Music Director

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte O’Neill as our Director of Music. Charlotte lives with her husband Richard and their family at our edge of Hawkhurst; she is a Durham University graduate and has led choirs in her college there and at churches in Houston Texas, Frittenden and Maidstone.

Charlotte has settled into leading choir practice, which is now on a Friday evening. Please do come along and meet her.

Church Fete thanks

A BIG thank you to everyone who worked so hard making the 2017 Church Fete such a huge success. To those who worked hard pulling it all together; those who helped set up and clear away; those who worked on stalls and sorted everything that was donated; those who provided us all with refreshments; those who worked behind the scenes; and those who came to the fete and enjoyed themselves. A great village event and a really enjoyable church event. Thank you all for your hard work.

Revd David.

New Director of Music

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte O’Neill as our Director of Music and also all her family to St. George’s. Charlotte lives with her husband Richard and their family in Hawkhurst; she is a Durham University graduate and has led choirs in her college there and at churches in Houston Texas, Frittenden and Maidstone. Charlotte led St. George’s Church choir for the first time at the July Choral Evensong service. We look forward to many happy and productive years with Charlotte and our choir.

Revd David.

CHURCH FETE SILENT AUCTION

The Silent Auction is a very popular feature of the Fete (this Saturday 24th June from 12-4pm) and we have received some wonderful experiences and items including: A day return plane trip from Headcorn to Le Touquet for two; a day’s birdwatching with Charles Trollope; a signed England Rugby Shirt, and many more. Don’t forget to browse the full list and bid at the Fete!

Benenden Village Church Fete

BENENDEN VILLAGE CHURCH FETE – 24TH JUNE,
On the Village Green and starting earlier at midday until 4pm
While the children play in the Kid’s Corner, dance around the Maypole, ride ponies and bounce on the Bouncy Castle – you can browse the many stalls, explore the Classic Car Display, bid on the Silent Auction, sample the BBQ, Beer tent and a Cream Tea while listening to our talented Ukulele Band. New this year is the Fun Dog Show. More details soon…