The Church of England in Tenterden
ST. MILDRED'S     +     ST. MICHAEL'S     +     ST. JOHN'S

Seeing Christ in the World .... Being Christ in the World


Welcome to the website of the Church of England in Tenterden!

We are three churches:
St. Mildred   -  
St. Michael and All Angels   -   St. John the Baptist;
and we are at the heart of the communities of 

  Tenterden  +  St. Michael’s  +  Smallhythe.

We exist to proclaim the glory of God in Jesus Christ and to show that God loves all people. We are friendly churches where people can worship God, make friends, feel refreshed and uplifted. There’s a place for you and we’d love you to join us.

With every good wish,

     Lindsay Hammond  (Vicar)
Tel: 01580 761591


Tenterden Food Bank


Tenterden Credit Union


Pentecost Servicess

Tenterden Family Food Bank boxes are in our three churches. Please pop something in the next time you’re passing....

For more details Click Here....


We hope to open in early June.

Volunteers are needed!


For more details Click Here....


This Sunday 24th May:

8 am HC at St. Mildred's
9.30am Eucharist, St Mildred's

10 am Eucharist, St. Michael's

11.15 am HC St. John's


Flower Festival!


Activities for Youth


Activities for Children

Sat 23rd to Wed 27th May.

Opening Concert Sat 23 May.

For Details Click Here.... Organised by The Friends
of St. Mildred's


St. Michael's has a new Youth Group - Youth at St. Michael's

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays every month, 7 - 8.30pm

For details Click Here....


Parent & Toddler Group

in Tenterden - click here. . .


Next Messy Breakfast. . .

in Tenterden Junior School


Coming Soon ...


Tenterden in Flower

23rd -27th May

Jewel of the Weald

St. Mildred’s Church, Tenterden


The Flower Festival at St Mildred’s Church will be ablaze with colour to highlight the theme, “The Jewel of the Weald”.   Pupils from Homewood school will contribute throughout Tenterden with exciting design and creativity and the local shops will add to the display. At the Church, in addition to the beautiful flowers, there will be background music of wide appeal, both instrumental and vocal, from numerous local talented musicians every day, from Saturday to Wednesday.


Saturday 23rd May

Concert - Academy of Ancient Music


A Quartet from The Academy of Ancient Music is coming to St. Mildred’s Church on Saturday 23rd May to open St. Mildred’s Flower Festival that will be abundantly celebrated in the Church and all over Tenterden Town.


The Academy of Ancient Music has performed for music lovers on six continents for more than 40 years and has thrilled millions through its extensive catalogue of recordings.  It is very exciting to have a quartet from the Academy, led by their leader Pavio Beznosluk, with Rebecca Livermore, Jane Rogers and Andrew Skidmore, playing for us on the opening night of the Flower Festival.  They will give us a concert of “irresistible colour and exuberance” to celebrate “The Jewel of the Weald”.


Tickets for the Academy of Ancient Music are now available from the friendsofstmildreds@gmail.com and Smiths Florist at £15.00  each.



Millies on Monday - not Monday 25th May! It's a Holiday!

Next one is Monday 1st June

The Glebe Hall from 9.00 - 11.30am

This popular Parent and Toddler Group in Tenterden meets weekly in term time.
An opportunity for parents with children under 5 years, to meet for coffee and refreshments, whilst their toddlers can enjoy the toys and socialising with others. All are welcome.



Churches "Together" for "Group" Choral Evensong

Sunday 31st May at St Mary the Virgin, Ebony, at 6pm

We are part of an informal group of churches, along with Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Stone and Wittersham. We are beginning to think about ways in which we can work together. One expression of our common life will be an occasional Choral Evensong and the recent evening in February at Rolvenden was our fifth.



Millies on Monday

Monday 1st June

The Glebe Hall from 9.00 - 11.30am

This popular Parent and Toddler Group in Tenterden meets weekly in term time.
An opportunity for parents with children under 5 years, to meet for coffee and refreshments, whilst their toddlers can enjoy the toys and socialising with others. All are welcome.



Bereavement Support Group NOW at the Day Centre

Thursday 4th June

Please note change of Venue, Date and Time

(NOW Always the ​1st Thursday of each month)

10.30am - noon in the Day Centre

An informal coffee morning for those people who have lost loved ones and would like to chat. Ministry team members including Lindsay, Margaret, Eileen and Ann will be there and offer a warm welcome to anyone who would like to pop in.

There is the option to stay for lunch (as long as you book a place). You can access lots of other services through the Day Centre and connect with a social network, if you so wish.



The Prayer Tent

Friday 5th June

St. Mildred’s Church 7.00 - 8.00pm

Join us in the 'Prayer Tent' for our benefice time of guided prayer,
combining contemplative prayer and guided missional prayer.  
The Prayer Tent will be held every first Friday of the month.
The venue will rotate around the three churches of our benefice, between St Mildred's and St Michael's until May, and then hopefully St John's. 
For more information click here... and if you need help to get to the Prayer Tent,
do contact Eileen (Contact Us).



Sunday Benefice Lunch

 Sunday 7th June

12.30 in St. Mildred’s Church Hall

So if you live on your own and would like to enjoy a sumptuous meal with others, then sign the list in St Mildred’s, or contact Chris Teesdale (01797 270366) if you’d like to reserve your place.
Cost per head will be £6.50
For more details Click here



Evening Eucharist with Wholeness and Healing

Sunday 7th June
6.00pm at St Mildred’s

This evening there will be a celebration of the Eucharist with Prayers for Wholeness and Healing in St Mildred’s at 6pm. All are welcome.



Mother's Union Meeting

Tuesday 9th June

St. Mildred’s Church Hall at 10 for 10.30am

You don’t have to be a member of the Mothers’ Union to come along.

We will have refreshments and a guest speaker

There will be a Bring and Buy.



Traidcraft Stall

Sunday 14th June

St Mildred’s Church Hall at 9.30am

TRAIDCRAFT GOODS will be on sale in St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am service.

Stock up with coffee, tea, chocolate, biscuits and useful household items such as rubber gloves, tea towels, aprons - and pretty cards for all occasions.
Last month you bought fair trade for £150 - let's keep up the good work!



Wednesday Lunch Club - Annual Outing on the Steam Train!!!!

Wednesday 17th June

Meet at Tenterden Station at 3 pm for the 3.30pm train with CREAM TEA!

  There are still a few spaces if you would like to join us. Don’t worry if you don’t usually come to the Wednesday lunches, just give Mary a ring (240767) and she can give you further information.


The Wednesday Lunch Club meets every 3rd Wednesday in the month.

Contact Mary Monckton on 01580 240767 if you’d like more information.



Messy Breakfast Church

Saturday 20th June

Tenterden Junior School from 9.00 - 10.30am

Messy Breakfast Church will take place on the third Saturday of every month,
from 9am until 10.30am - All ages welcome.



Men’s Breakfast

Saturday 11th July 2015 – in St. Andrew's Church Hall, 8.30 - 10.00am

A qualified life coach who writes for a men's lifestyle magazine called
“Sorted” to which he contributes the “Sixty Second Life Coach” column.

“Reaching a Goal = Growing your Faith”

Tickets £8 from Chris Cheesman Tel : 01580 762573



Current Needs!


Church Cleaners are needed at St Mildred's :  We have a team of volunteer cleaners. We have divided the church into areas and have asked one or more people to adopt an area and keep it clean and tidy, going in each week at a convenient time. We could do with more volunteers. Can you help? If so, please contact Chris Teesdale (01797 270366).


Readers : Have you a burning desire to read the Bible passages at our services? We urgently need new readers at St Mildred’s, so if you would like to join the merry band or find out more about it before you say ‘yes’, then contact Lindsay. Training will be given. Please help.


Magazine Editors : We are looking for another person to join the magazine team to become an editor. We normally have 5 editors so each only has to produce 2 issues a year. We have a lively group consisting of the editors, roving reporters and representatives from the other 2 churches plus Lindsay as Chairman. We meet 10 times a year to plan the issue 2 months away, and to review what has been received for the issue 1 month away. We provide the software as well as training and help. Could this be you? If interested in finding out more please contact Neil de Villiers (01580 765 868) or talk to any of the magazine team.


Youth Work : We urgently need to find some willing people to help with the all-important work with our young people. So can you spare a little time to join the Friday night Emanate youth group rota or help swell the number of Sunday Club leaders? If you can, please get in touch with Shirley Docker (762492).


Coffee Rota : Or if you would like to join the Sunday morning coffee rota at St. Mildred’s, then please contact Jean Easto (01233 850960).


Aids Support : For many years we have supported a charity working with AIDS orphans in an African township. While our practical support is enormously appreciated, the orphans, their families, and the charity also need lots of prayer support, particularly concerning issues over which the charity has no control. A monthly prayer letter goes out to anyone who commits to regular prayer for this. Would you be willing to pray?  If so, please contact Lindsay.