Welcome to Boxley - Detling - Grove Green Churches

  • Bishop Trevor of Dover is to visit our Benefice on Sunday 25th January

    Details here

    We extend to him a fond welcome - please join us at one of our services on Sunday next

    Christmas at Boxley, Detling and Grove Green

    An active Christmas time at our churches proved to be highly successful and enjoyable for all concerned. A Christingle  service at  St John's attracted  enthusiastic children and families when the service was conducted by Revd. Richard Love. The congregation at Detling welcomed visitors to a Carol and Coffee event which was later followed by a Carol Service. Boxley Church which as always was richly decorated by the members of the Flower arranging Group and the Friends of Boxley Church, hosted a hugely successful Carol Concert attended by over 250 people. The whole service was conducted with candle light alone, creating a magnificent atmosphere. Also and importantly an impressive Nativity play was devised by Debbie Feast and proficiently performed by a cast from the congregation. The image above shows Debbie as Angel Gabriel and Josie & Harvey Biggs who played Mary and Joseph. Midnight Mass at St Martin's was conducted by Revd. David Grimwood and the Christmas Day service at St Mary's was conducted bt Revd. Ron Gamble and incuded a performance by the Boxley Handbell Ringers. The Carol Service at St John's on Christmas eve included the St John's School Choir and the Handbell Group. Mums, Dads and relatives swelled the congregation for a delightful evening.

    The collection at the Boxley Carol Service raised nearly £1,000 which was equally divided between Save the Children and Christian Aid

    Read about recent events

    There are three churches in this large shared parish.  These are  St Mary & All Saints church in Boxley, St Martin’s church in Detling and St John’s church in Grove Green.  St Mary’s and St Martin’s churches have a long history stretching back hundreds of years while St John’s church is around 30 years old.

    St Mary's and St John's are in the Parish of Boxley and for which the Parish PCC is responsible.

    We value and enjoy the history of our old church buildings which tell us such rich stories of times past; of the people who helped to build them, and the many people who’ve worshipped here through the centuries, whose children have been christened here, the loving couples who’ve come to be married here, and those who’ve made their last journey here too.

    St John’s church is young, set within Grove Green with worship taking place in the local Church primary school.

    But our churches are really about people: people growing together in the love of God, sharing hopes and dreams, responding to God’s call to share his love wherever we are, adding our stories to those of others who’ve worshipped in these places before us.

    Once you’ve journeyed through our website, we hope very much that you’ll want to come and meet us, to worship God in these churches, and enjoy our company.

    We are presently entering an interregnum as our Priest Susan recently moved to take up a similar position at the Church of St. Edmunds in Cambridge. An interregnum effectively means that we have a vacant position for a priest and a new appointment will be made in due course. In the meantime life in our parish will continue with vigour and with an extremely positive outlook for the future.

    You can communicate with us using the contacts form  and locate us by visiting the find us page.

    Please visit the services page you will be assured of a warm welcome at any of our services. At certain times of the year the services may vary details of which will be published on this site.

    To make direct contact please communicate with Zana Dixon, Churchwarden and Parishes Administrator zana.dixon@btconnect.com or Telephone: 01634 842508

    We would be pleased to receive comments or suggestions about our Website please send these by using contacts form


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