Boxley

 

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The beautiful church of St. Mary and All Saints lies adjoining the "village green" in the centre of Boxley village, with the North Downs as a backdrop and the surrounding grassed graveyard lending tranquility to its aspect. The Church community extends a warm welcome to all and this is reflected by their decision to keep the Church open everyday so that weary travellers, who are making their way along either the Pilgrims Way and North Downs Way that run close by the Church, can use the facilities and help themselves to a warming cuppa!! It is open from 10am - 4pm.

Our programme of services comprise of a mixture of the traditional and the less formal family services, which sees the Reverend Rob take the children for creative workshops. (Please check the Services Tab for more details). Sunday services are "announced" in the traditional manner by our Bell ringers and if you fancy a go, please contact Doug Davies at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

As well as regular Anglican services taking place at Boxley Church, it is also where the Greek Orthodox Community of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, Maidstone and District, holds its services and more details can be found at: http://www.greeksinkent.co.uk/

In addition, one of our Church Wardens - Jackie Saunders - is an ANNA chaplain. https://www.annachaplaincy.org.uk/.   Jackie describes her personal ministry as being focused on visiting older people wherever they may be living, whether in residential and nursing homes, or in private homes and indeed at Church. The emphasis is on spiritual support, although this can also include people's practical struggles, which of course play a part in everyone's well being. If you think that ANNA chaplaincy can help you, or someone you know, then please ring Jackie on 01622 677121, or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As for our history, St. Mary's has now been a sanctuary of peace and worship for 9 centuries. Victorian pews fill the nave and sunlight passing through its many stained glass windows add their colourful patterns to the acts of worship. Visitors to the Church will also see evidence of Boxley village's rich history from the many memorial plaques on the walls. Can you spot the famous poet's sister's memorial?

 

 

 

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