The Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels is part of the Tenterden, Rother and Oxney Benefice, a group of churches which also includes:
St Peter & St Paul, Appledore
St Mary the Virgin, Ebony
St Peter, Newenden
St Mary the Virgin, Rolvenden
St John the Baptist, Smallhythe
St Mary the Virgin, Stone in Oxney
St Mildred, Tenterden
St John the Baptist, Wittersham
We are at the heart of the communities we serve. We exist to share 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.
Our worship at St Michael’s Church takes a variety of forms. On the first and third Sundays of the month we celebrate the Eucharist (Holy Communion) at 10am. On the second Sunday we meet for ‘Food for Thought’ at 10am, beginning with coffee or tea and a bacon roll and following this with an act of worship of about thirty minutes - which explores a topical issue. On the fourth Sunday of the month we have our informal Family Service at 10am, lasting about forty minutes and ending with refreshments. Whenever there’s a fifth Sunday, we celebrate the Eucharist at 10am using the Iona order of service.
We are very closely linked to St Michael’s School and all the schools in the Tenterden Schools Trust. It’s a relationship which enriches both school and church and we’re very proud indeed to be part of such a great school. (Rector Lyndsay Hammond)