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:

Church Youth Group
Date: Every Friday
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: The Brassey Centre, Aylesford
An energising youth group for the local community. More info >>

Children's Holiday Club
Date: Monday 28 July
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: The Brassey Centre, Aylesford
Contact: Jenny Relf 01622 710963
A fun-filled day suitable for Primary School Children (4-11 years). £2 per child. Please book a place now and supply a packed lunch on the day. More info >>

Cream Teas at the Brassey
Date: Saturday 2 August
Time: 1 PM - 4 PM
Location: The Brassey Centre, Aylesford
Prices: £3 per person (includes 2 scones, cream, jam, strawberries and tea or coffee
Contact: Janet Holdstock 01622 710083

First World War Service
Date: Monday 4 August
Time: 10.30 PM
Location: Aylesford Church
A short service to mark the exact time war was declared 100 years ago

The Bells, the Bells
Date: Saturday 9 August
Time: 10.00 AM - 12 NOON
Location: Aylesford Church  and Tower
Aylesford ringers, both tower bells and handbells, are having an open morning in the church and tower. Come and see the ringers in action and, if you like, have a go yourself. Whether you are 8 or 80, we'll be delighted to see you!

Open Air Service - Bluebell Hill 
Date: Sunday 10 August
Time: 11.00 AM
Location: Bluebell Hill
NB: There will be no services in Aylesford Church on this date. 

PCC Meeting (for PCC Members) 
Date: Wednesday 13 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Location: The Brassey Centre

Vicarage Garden Party 
Date: Sunday 17 August
Time: 3 PM
Location: The Vicarage, Aylesford
Tickets: £7 Friends Members (£8 non members)
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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