St Mary Kippington | Welcome to St Mary Kippington, Sevenoaks
Welcome to St Mary, Kippington, Sevenoaks. We seek to be a bridge between God and our community, sharing the love of Jesus and growing in worship, welcome and witness.
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Welcome to St Mary Kippington

Welcome to the Church of St Mary, Kippington!


Every church is unique in its own way. Do look at the history page for this church – built by a local benefactor, William Thompson, in 1880, with help from his sister. Each part of the building was carefully planned with a theme for each window illustrating Bible verses and characters. We open the doors every day of the year to enable you to visit.


But a church is far more than a building, just as a home is more than a house. It has to do with the church family who gather there, one that is constantly growing and changing.


We come from all ages, from the recently born to others in their nineties! We constantly look beyond ourselves to welcome visitors and new-comers.

And we constantly look to God to keep us and guide us as to how to live each day as followers of Jesus Christ, who gave his life to save us all. In the worship services we seek to be both traditional as well as contemporary, to be relevant to this day and age.


Welcome to our church’s website, and do feed back any comments to us that you may have.


Revd David Kitley, Vicar



Easter 2019 at St Mary's

You are invited to come at any time during the week, beginning on Saturday 13 April, to look at and reflect on the displays around the church. There will be ‘prayer stations’ to help us reflect and pray through what we call ‘Holy Week’. Leaflets will be available with readings, thoughts and prayers to guide you at each display.

Sunday 14 April — Palm Sunday
8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10.30am Holy Communion (Common Worship) with the distribution of Palm Crosses
During this service there will be a dramatized reading of the Christ’s passion (his trial and death) from Luke’s Gospel.

Thursday 18 April— Maundy Thursday
7.30pm Informal Service of Holy Communion – do arrive from 6.30pm onwards to reflect with the help of the displays. It is not obligatory but will give context and meaning to the service that follows. Equally, you do not have to stay for the service – the church is open to all who simply wish to come in and look.


Friday 19 April — Good Friday
10am Family Service at The Drive Methodist Church followed by the walk to Blighs Meadow for a hymn and a prayer

2pm “Around the Cross” – A service of readings and hymns reflecting on Christ’s suffering in our place.


Sunday 21 April — Easter Sunday – Jesus is Alive!
6.30am Sunrise Holy Communion—followed by breakfast in the Centre. Please note the service takes place outside. Come well wrapped up!

8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

10.30am Family Holy Communion in Church with an Easter Egg hunt!