All Saints Church is the beating heart of this thriving village community. The main service is Holy Communion at 11.00 am on the first, second and fourth Sunday in every month and on the third Sunday there is a Family Service. In addition, a simple service of Holy Communion takes place every Sunday at 8.00am and there is a 6pm service of Evensong on the second and fourth Sundays in the month. Worship and music combine the best of both traditional and contemporary styles. The warm and friendly congregation will be pleased to meet visitors over refreshments immediately after the morning service.
Woodchurch is part of a benefice, together with the parishes of High Halden and Bethersden, and the benefice forms a cluster of churches with the parishes of Biddenden and Smarden. On the fifth Sunday in the month joint cluster services are held and service times and locations vary so please check for details.
‘Sunday Club’ – for ages 4-11 years – meets every Sunday in the bell tower at the church at just before 11:00am for a ‘Learning and Worship’ session. The children join the main service in the church at approximately 11.45am to share their morning’s learning with the congregation and then they can be collected at about 12:10pm. If you would like to find out more about your child(ren) joining the Sunday Club don’t hesitate to come and meet us at the church before a service.
An enthusiastic all age group of singers usually sing before the start of morning service and whilst communion is being distributed.
The church runs a full programme of house groups, social activities and is actively engaged in the community.
Ashford Foodbank – The need for food by people in our community continues to grow so, if you can, please put an extra something in your basket when you visit the supermarket so that we can continue to help those in need. Donations to the Ashford Foodbank can be made through seven new collection boxes in rural churches outside Ashford. Please place your donations in designated boxes in any one of our three churches and we will make sure these items are passed on to Ashford Foodbank.
Details of activities are on the benefice website and there is information in the parish magazine and notice boards in this fine mediaeval church, which is open for prayer during daylight hours.
Cherry Beck, Editor, Parish Magazine
T: 01233 860043