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Cobham, and St Peter & St Paul, Luddesdowne, near Gravesend, in
Kent. You may be looking because you are interested in our churches
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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 Wednesday afternoons and Friday - 9.30am to 1pm. Messages can also be left on this number and will be attended to as soon as possible.
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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.
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.
‘A chance to reflect on the start of WW1 with flowers and artefacts at Luddesdowne Church on Saturday, Sunday and Monday - 2,3 and 4 August 2014, 2 - 4.30pm.
Free admission, refreshments
Dates for your diary!
Sunday 4th May 2014
Where? St Mary’s Church Rooms, Sole Street
When? 3pm-5pm Sunday 4th May 2014
All families of all ages are welcome to come and experience Messy Church at St Mary’s.
Craft.... Games...Food.... Music.... Stories and more....
For more details of Messy Church, please contact Rachel on
01474 813836 or 07947 072828 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to know more about Sunday School during our normal Church services on a Sunday, please click here.
On Good Friday, 18th April 2014, Friends of Cobham Church are presenting another one of their popular ‘instant’ Good Friday concerts. This year we will be performing Rossini'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- email@example.com
Good Friday 18 April 2014
12 noon Meditation service Luddesdowne Church.
Easter Sunday 20 April 2014
9am Family Communion Luddesdowne Church
10.30am Family Communion Cobham Church
St Mary's Church Room Fund Raising
St Mary's Church Room was constructed in 1889 by local residents, from a kit of parts delivered to the sidings at Sole Street Station. It is one of the oldest “Tin Tabernacles” still in use in Great Britain as place of worship and is possibly unique in having stained glass windows. It was opened by the Rev G Blandford, vicar of St Luke’s, South Hackney, on 14 March 1889. The vicar of Cobham at the time was Rev. Arthur H. Berger. It is believed that the land it stands on once formed part of the garden of the adjacent listed building “Yeoman’s House”
The little hall has survived a lot longer than those residents of Sole Street who built it, might have expected all those years ago.
Local fund raising has begun, and the aim is to raise up to 20% of of the cost of the refurbishment locally, to demonstrate to prospective grant aid organisations the commitment of the community to the project.
If you fancy sponsoring a sheet of corrugated iron again, please click here for details!