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




Church Birthday Weekend: 22 to 23 June 2019 – A celebration of colour

Saturday 22 June

    • Flower festival, 10am to 4pm: Drop in to see the beautiful flower arrangements, hear musical interludes and pick up a bargain at our legendary garden plant sale.
    • Evening concert, 8pm: featuring Elektra, the violin duo, Hazel Ross and Lizz Lipscombe. Book your £10 ticket by phone: 033 3666 3366. (See a preview of on YouTube by searching ‘Elektra violin duo’).


Sunday 23 June

  • Guest preacher at the 10.30 service: Revd Simon Braid, Associate Vicar at Hildenborough. Simon will tell us about his spiritual journey, as an adopted child and a Sevenoaks boy.
  • Bring & share lunch and bouncy castle after church: Do bring friends. All welcome.


St Mary’s takes safeguarding very seriously and the PCC have adopted the Rochester Diocese Safeguarding Handbook, promoting a safer Church. Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of us all whether they are in the communities in which we live or part of our Christian family. If you have a concern regarding a child, young person or adult who may be at risk of harm please speak to our Child Protection and Disclosure Officer, Wendy Pritchard, or our Vicar, David Kitley.