St Martin’s Memory Café

New initiative at St Martin of Tours Chelsfield
starting Monday 6 March 2017

A place of welcome and worship for people with memory problems and their carers.  Meeting on the first Monday afternoon of each month, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm in the Brass Crosby Room at St Martin’s.  Come and enjoy a relaxed afternoon with gentle activity, including a hymn and a prayer, a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake.

If you know anyone who might benefit from attending please make them aware.

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There are no ordinary people at St Barnabas!

Searchlight Theatre Company presents an unforgettable evening of story telling, theatre, music and mirth with speaker and author Jeff Lucas

Tracing the story of Barnabas, a largely overlooked character who contributed so much to the life of the early church, the evening will call you to live the everyday life in a beautiful way.  Barnabas is a tremendous example of generosity, encouragement, believing the best, volunteering, and being a practical servant in the church. His life also teaches us important lessons about maintaining unity and navigating conflict.

 A brilliant evening suitable for all – come and be entertained, inspired and encouraged.


£12.45 online at Searchlight Theatre box office

or £10 from St Barnabas Church Office

Friday 18th November 7:15pm 

at St. Barnabas Church, St. Paul’s Cray

Rushet Road, Orpington BR5 2PU

Welcome to Biggin Hill and Keston

Owing to a reorganisation of deaneries in the Archdeaconry of Bromley and Bexley, theparishes of Biggin Hill and Keston were transferred from Bromley Deanery to Orpington Deanery as from 1 October 2016.

Their respective incumbents and lay representatives were welcomed to their first meeting of Orpington Deanery Synod on 3 November.

The two parishes’ details will appear on this web site in due course but here are the links to their respective web sites:

Biggin Hill: St Mark’s Biggin Hill

Keston: Keston Parish Church



Deanery Synod – November 2016

Thursday 3 November 2016

7.30 for 8.00pm

at All Saints’ Church Hall Bark Hart Road Orpington BR6 0QD

Deanery and Diocese

Learning from each other and exploring our relationship with the diocese

Includes an introduction to Our Conversation; Our Future by Claire Boxall, Diocesan Strategic Framework Manager

Note: there will be a brief meeting of the House of Laity at 7.45pm

Quiet Day – Faith, Love & War – 2 July 2016

Download Deanery Quiet Day 2016 flyer A5

Faith, Love & War
A Quiet Day on the theme of conflict and reconciliation

Saturday 2 July 2016
9.30 for 10 am start, till 3.30 pm
All Saints’ Church Bark Hart Road Orpington BR6 0QD
Refreshments provided – bring own packed lunch

Commemorating the centenary of the first Battle of the Somme, the day will include reflections on ‘War and Conflict’, ‘Mess and Futility’, ‘Sacrifice and Love’ and ‘Peace and Reconciliation’.  Led by the Revd Brian McHenry and others from the deanery.

All welcome.

Quiet day this Saturday at Downe – 21 May

St Mary’s Church Meditation Group are holding a Quiet Day with Christian meditation on Saturday 21 May 2016 10.30am to 3.30pm at the Vicarage, The Boundary Hangrove Hill Downe BR6 7LQ.
Periods of guided and silent meditation and Lectio Divina as well as time for reading and walking or sitting in the garden or conservatory.
Tea and coffee provided – bring your own packed lunch, and a folding picnic chair if you have one.
All welcome but numbers limited. Contact Hilary Knight (07703 491388 email hilaryhones[at] to book a place. Suggested minimum donation £10 on the day.

Quiet Day planning meeting – 12 May 2016

There will be a meeting at 8.00 pm on Thursday 12 May 2016 at All Saints’ Church Bark Hart Road Orpingtion BR6 0QD to discuss the format and content of the Deanery Quiet Day to be held on Saturday 2 July.

The focus of the quiet day will be on the theme of conflict and reconciliation, with particular reference to the First World War and the centenary of the first battle of the Somme.  It will also be the centenary of the first burials in ‘Canadian Corner’, the section of All Saints’ churchyard set aside during the war for the use of the Canadian forces’ hospital at Orpington.

Anyone interested in helping to plan or participate in the event will be most welcome.  Come and join us!