Romney Marsh Benefice

A message from the Team Rector

Welcome to our web site. We are 14 Church of England churches set across the Romney Marsh in Kent. You can find here details of each of the churches, together with a little history. The calendar shows all the services and events that take place, and the latest news will be posted here on the home page.

Our purpose is to grow together as Christian communities, to seek to live by the teaching of Jesus Christ and to tell others of His love for them.

With a total of 14 churches, ministry is very much a team effort. The clergy, trained lay leaders, church officers and congregations all play a part in the work of the church and any of them will be happy to talk to you about our churches. The clergy are also available to anyone who wishes to get in touch.

We hope to welcome you soon to one of our churches and events.

Rev'd Chris Hodgkins


Navigating our website

Each of the churches has a section in the web site telling you about the services, a little history, the officers of the church and its location. These are located in the drop down menu 'our churches'. Additional information from each church will appear as notified to the web manager.

Take a look at the 'Calendar'. You may be surprised at how much goes on in our 14 churches.

The 'About us' menu tells you lots more about the benefice and its work.

Staff Changes

Two of our regular service takers, Rev'd Jacky Darling and Rev'd Canon Sheila McLachlan, are on temporary extended leave. This may mean changes to our service patterns. Please check the calendar for up to date information.

Lent Courses

There will be two lent study courses in the benefice this year. On Tuesday the 13th of February and then from 27th February for a total of five weeks there will be a study course at Greatstone at 1:00pm each Tuesday ending on Tuesday 19th March. This will be led by June Noakes. A lunch of soup and rolls will be served before the study group at 12:30pm. On Wednesday the 21st of February for five weeks there will be a course at St Mary's Bay at 10:00am, following their morning prayer service at 9:30am, ending on 20th March, and this will be led by Penny Lowe. Coffee and biscuits will be served. Both courses are open to any member of the United Benefice, and it would be helpful if people could contact the local church if you plan to attend to assist in catering numbers. We look forward to studying and worshipping together during this season of Lent.

Easter Service

The details of Easter services are now on the web calendar.


Quiet Day