Thanks for looking in on the web site of the churches of St Mary Magdalene,
Cobham, and St Peter & St Paul, Luddesdowne, near Gravesend, in
Kent. You may be looking because you are interested in our churches
to find out about our Services, our history or because you are interested
in marriage or baptism. You may be local or one of our many world-wide
If there are any matters about which
you want to speak to us including baptisms, weddings and funerals then please contact the Vicar by clicking below for her contact details or alternatively please phone the office on 01474 813495 during office hours which are Friday and Saturday - 9am to midday on both days. Messages can also be left on this number and will be attended to as soon as possible.
Cobham Church is open during daylight hours, or until about 5ish in th esummer time but luddesdowne Church is only open when there is a servcie. However, it is usually open during the months of July, August and September on a Saturday afternoon. should you wish to visit to see the Wall Paintings, please click here to contact the Vicar.
For other maters, please click here
to email the Vicar and she will do her utmost to respond
as quickly as possible.
We live in communities where people
are on the cutting-edge of our modern society and business world, yet
we love our history. Cobham’s famous brasses draw visitors from
all over and our Exhibition area, is available by arrangement.
The Friends of Cobham Church - FOCC,
have a page, please click here to visit it and see what they organise or perhaps you would like to
sponsor the floodlighting of Cobham Church.
The first Monday of every
month is PRAYER MONDAY between
8.00pm and 9.00pm in Sole Street Church Rooms, Manor Road, Sole Street.
The third Saturday of every
month is PRAYER SATURDAY between
8.00am and 9.00am at 'Brambles' Norwood Lane, Meopham.
Please come and join us on one or both of these very important parts of church life.
Dates for your diary!
Services during Lent and Easter 2015
Good Friday 3 April
12 noon Luddesdowne Meditation Service 'The Things He Carried'
Friends of Cobham Church are presenting another one of their popular ‘instant’ Good Friday concerts. This year we will be performing Dvorak's Stabat Mater. The Choir will be conducted by Alan Vincent. Rehearsal times for the choir are 2.30 - 5.30pm, the concert starts at 6.30pm. To find out more or book your place, please click here to download the booking form or email Gabrielle Forster-Still at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art and the Great War
An illustrated talk with
of NADFAS and Tate Modern
Saturday 25 April 2015
Tickets £10 from 01474 812952 or PCC members
There will be an opportunity to chat to Val afterwards over a drink!
Click here for poster
Are you tracing your family history?
Do you think your relatives may be buried in Luddesdowne?
Click on each of these for a plan of Luddesdowne Churchyard, list of burials and Luddesdowne Churchyard plan notes.
BOOKLETS TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR 1 AND 2
Cobham and Luddesdown villages were the same as many villages up and down the country - their men went to fight in World War 1 and some never came back. Their names are commemorated on the War Memorials of both villages and remembered on Remembrance Sunday every year. In Luddesdowne, two booklets have been compiled - thanks to information from local people - about the men who died, including the Canadian Royal Air Force Personnal Crew of Halifax bomber LV 996 429 ( Bison) squadron whose plane crashed nearby in 1945.
Please click here to download the World War 1 booklet and click here for the World War 2 booklet.