There are two main churches in our parish, All Saints Snodland and Christ Church Lower Birling. All Saints Church is an ancient building (mentioned in the Domesday Book) located in Mill Street close to Snodland railway station and at a point where the Pilgrims Way crosses the river Medway. Christ Church is on the Malling Road opposite St Katherine’s Lane.

St Benedict’s Church, Paddlesworth is also in our parish, but it is closed and currently maintained by the Friends of Kent Churches. We are permitted to hold up to five services there and do so annually at Christmas, Easter (in Holy Week) and Harvest.

We have a varied pattern of worship, but normally every Sunday there is an 8.00 am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion Service at All Saints, a main 10.00 am service at Christ Church, and a 5.00pm evening service at All Saints Church.

For special services (eg around Christmas and Easter) please see the website calendar / Diary Dates. ‘Explorers’ (Sunday School) meet in the Church Hall next to Christ Church most Sundays except for when there is a Family Service. New members are always welcome.

NORMAL PATTERN OF SERVICES

1st Sunday of the month:

8.00am Holy Communion at All Saints Church (BCP) ;

10.00am Family Service at Christ Church;

5.00pm Evening Worship at All Saints Church.

2nd Sunday of the month:

8.00am Holy Communion at All Saints  Church(BCP);

10.00am Holy Communion at Christ Church (Common Worship) ;

5.00pm Evening Prayer at All Saints Church (BCP).

3rd Sunday of the month:

8.00am Holy Communion at All Saints Church (BCP);

10.00am Morning Prayer at Christ Church (CW);

5.00pm Holy Communion at All Saints Church(CW).

4th Sunday of the month:

8.00am Holy Communion at All Saints Church (BCP);

10.00am Family Communion at Christ Church (CW);

5.00pm Evening Prayer at All Saints Church (CW).

5th Sunday of the month (when there is one):

8.00am Holy Communion at All Saints Church (BCP);

10.00am Holy Communion at Christ Church (CW);

5.00pm Evening Worship at All Saints Church (CW).