Rev. Chris van Straaten

Parish Vicar of Aylesford Church
Welcome to St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, the Parish of Aylesford and Eccles in Kent. As a church we are a mix of friendly people from different backgrounds but united in wanting to grow in the Christian faith. We question our faith, learn from each other and enjoy being together. We are keen, as well, to be a church at the heart of the community of Aylesford, so we plan events which will make more use of the Church and also enables people to value the Church and facilities whatever their beliefs.

Best wishes to you all
Chris van Straaten


Are you looking to have your child baptised? 

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Children's Groups

We hold a Sunday Club, Holiday Club, Kidzpraise Group and Youth Group  

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Browse our services and read our pastoral thoughts

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Would you like to be married in our church? 

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Join Our Choir

If you love to sing, we'd love you to come and join us - all ages welcome

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Why not join one of our many groups?

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Read our Sermons

Download our sermons to read in your own time 

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About Us

Find out more about our church team and a brief history of the church

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Music can often be heard in our church

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Accessibility and Facilities

*  Visitor parking around the church and Aylesford village

*  Kitchen area for tea and coffee

*  Children's creche corner

*  Toilet facility

*  Disabled accessible toilet

*  Baby changing facility

*  Wheelchair access ramps

*  Hearing / Induction loop

*  Audio / Visual facilities

*  Large print hymn books

*  Large print Orders of Service

*  Assistance Guide dogs welcome

If you have any other questions about the facilities and accessibility for Aylesford Church, please do get in contact with our Vicar Chris:

Healing Service
Date: Wednesday 17 September
Time: 10 AM
Location: Aylesford Church
The normal Holy Communion service will focus on healing and there will be opportunity to pray for others or to be prayed for yourself.

Murder Mystery Evening
Date: Saturday 27 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Location: Aylesford Church
Aylesford Friends are planning a new venture this year with a Murder Mystery evening in church. The play called "A Murder is Tolled". has been specially written and will have it's premier in our church, being performed by professional actors. Between the acts of the play, a three-course dinner will be served. Tickets for the whole evening (including dinner) cost £15. Please book your seats beforehand with Brenda.
Contact: Brenda Sladen 01622 882395

Harvest Supper
Date: Saturday 4 October
Time: 7 PM
Location: Brassey Centre, Station Rd, Aylesford
Tickets for this event can be purchased from Brenda Sladen 01622 882395

Harvest Sunday
Date: Sunday 5 October
Time: 8 AM & 10 AM
Location: Aylesford Church
Please do bring along any non perishable food items and this will then be given to the Maidstone Day Centre

Brook Concert Orchestra
Directed by Norman Blow
Date: Sunday 5 October
Time: 3 PM
Location: Aylesford Church
An Autumn concert of light classical music. All funds will go to the Organ Restoration Fund.
Tickets: £6 per person (includes tea or coffee)
Contact: Brenda Sladen 01622 882395

Photo Gallery
We have a variety of photos in our gallery taken in and around our Church, at our events or at groups. To browse all our photos please click here


Church Parish Office
The Brassey Centre
Station Road, Aylesford
Kent. ME20 7QR
t: 01622 719366 (Tues & Thurs only)


St. Peter and St. Paul's Church
Church Walk
Kent. ME20 7BB
Services: Sundays 8am & 10am
Vicar: Rev Chris van Straaten


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