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News from Kent Savers

Posted by on Saturday, October 18, 2014, In : Community 

News from Kent Savers


Aylesford Parish Church is supporting Kent Savers, our local Credit Union, in response to the Archbishop of Canterbury's call.

Kent Savers have recently introduced new services as part of its drive to serve people from all walks of life in Kent, and to be a real alternative to expensive banks and high interest lenders. More than 400 new members have joined on line, which is quick and easy.

Since September, Kent Savers are working in partnership with credEcard to give you cr...

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Visit by Young Dominican Pilgrims

Posted by on Monday, October 6, 2014, In : Community 

Visit by Young Dominican Pilgrims


I was contacted some months ago by a young man my son knew at the Math School Rochester. This "boy", Matthew Jarvis, had gone on to Cambridge and then, as he told me, had entered the Roman Catholic Dominican Order. He came to see me, now in a cream habit, to talk about bringing a group of pilgrims through Aylesford. So in mid August they arrived: 20 young men and women, mostly in their twenties and thirties, some in habits but mostly ordinary lay people, from ...

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Flesh and Blood

Posted by on Saturday, August 23, 2014, In : Community 

Flesh and Blood


Every day 7000 units of blood are required to meet hospital demand and 1000 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant.

Freshandblood is a campaign, aimed at churches, to increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK.

The campaign aims to raise the profile of blood and organ donation within the church and encourage donation as a personal gift. It seeks to equip individuals and churches as advocates for donation helping them engage with family, friends and memb...

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Supporting Kent Savers

Posted by on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Community 

Supporting Kent Savers


Aylesford Church is now a keen supporter of our local credit union; Kent Savers. We hope to raise awareness of the scheme to help people save responsibly and borrow moderately. It is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation for people from all walks of life and can offer affordable loans at competitive interest rates for purposes large and small. Call Kent Savers on 0333 321 9050 or email info@kentsavers.co.uk. For more information on the scheme please click here



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Sunshine and fun by the river

Posted by on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, In : Community 

Sunshine and fun by the river

The Big Lunch initiative has been running for several years throughout the country as a chance for people in towns or villages to get together for a social occasion, to get to know each other and to have fun. In Aylesford our first one was two years ago when we were allowed to close the High Street to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Last year we couldn't close the street, so we moved to the lawns by the river between the two bridges and this year we used th...

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A Trip to the Shetland Isles

Posted by on Monday, March 10, 2014, In : Community 

A Trip to the Shetland Isles


Claire, Iris and Frances shared with us all who "took up the challenge" to take a trip to the Shetland Isles. A holiday they went on last July - 'enjoying' strong winds, mist, rain and a little sunshine in temperatures not reaching much more than 14° whilst we here in the South East were enjoying temperatures between 26
°C - 33°C!

They shared their magnificent photos of places they stayed at, walked to and sailed to, plus significant and interesting details of roc...


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Saturday Market reopens for 2014

Posted by on Sunday, February 2, 2014, In : Community 

Saturday Market reopens for 2014

Following our seasonal break in January, we are now back open every Saturday in February and of course every Saturday (10am - 12noon) for the rest of the year.

Last year was again successful both socially in providing a pleasant place to meet on a Saturday morning, to find a bargain and financially in raising £3,479 for Aylesford Parish Church.

We would remind you that we have a wide range of stock including new items, good quality bric-a-brac, books, ladies clo...

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Wickham Lodge National Garden Scheme

Posted by on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : Community 


Wickham Lodge National Garden Scheme | June 2013

We are delighted to report that the garden has started to grow and there is hope for "The Day". As if sorting things out at this stage (and in these conditions) is not enough, we have received a visit from an I.T.V. television crew and Alan Titchmarsh filming for the new series of "Love your Garden". They, having decided that how we have coped with this sloping garden, is of interest to others.

However, by far the greatest interest around the Gar...

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Wickham Lodge National Garden Scheme open day

Posted by on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, In : Community 


Wickham Lodge National Garden Scheme open day
| May 2012


Saturday 26th May 2012 | 11.00am - 5.00pm

This is the fifth year of opening and our 'once a year day', so we should feel confident and relaxed (we wish!).

What a Winter! We worried about the damage of snow and freezing temperatures which didn't happen (well maybe a bit of frost) but what we did lack was the rain (hence the hosepipe ban). This means that with toil and commitment the gardens should be looking their very best for this Open Da...

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