There are two churches in our parish for which we are directly responsible, All Saints Snodland and Christ Church Lower Birling. All Saints Church is an ancient building (mentioned in the Domesday Book) located 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 one or two services there and do so 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.
NB Important Notice: From 11 December 2016 All Saints Church was temporarily closed for services. It will need to remain closed until urgent repair work has hopefully been completed next summer (2017). All services are in the meantime being held in Christ Church, Malling Road.
1st Sunday of the month:
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) at All Saints Church; 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 (Common Worship) at Christ Church; 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 (CW); 5.00pm Evening Prayer at All Saints Church (CW).