St John the Baptist, Bredgar

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The parish of Bredgar with Bicknor is part of the benefice of Tunstall with Bredgar.

The Benefice consists of six parishes - Tunstall, Bredgar with Bicknor, Frinsted, Milstead, Rodmersham and Wormshill.

Bredgar church has been in existence on this site for many hundreds of years - the west door is Norman, and some of the stones in the base of the tower are believed to be part of an earlier Saxon church.

The modern church is Grade I listed, and appears very light inside due to the large windows. There is a small amount of stained glass, that in the north and east windows of the chancel being the fragments of windows that were sucked out when a flying bomb landed locally during the Second World War.

There is a wealth of memorials within the building, two hatchments and a Royal Coat of Arms (dated to 1663).

There are six bells in the tower, which were re-hung with new bearings and frame in 1967. The tenor bell weighs 9 1/2 cwt.

The church clock was installed in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII, and replaced an earlier clock of 1722 that had a square face and only one hand.

 

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Revd. Marian Bond
Tel: (01622) 884387 (Parish Priest)
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Sunday

Holy Communion (said)
Holy Communion (said)
Every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Communion
A more informal service, aimed at younger people.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Morning Prayer
Alternate months - even numbered months only. every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship
Parish Communion
Alternate months - odd numbered months only every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship
ExCiTe
All age worship, led by members of worship team.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Evensong
Every fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship

Wednesday

Bellringing practice
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee
Bell Ringing Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Tower Floodlighting Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Toilets Visitor Parking Available
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A Church Near You ID: 12134
Archdeaconry: MAIDSTONE (562)
Deanery: SITTINGBOURNE (56205)
Benefice: Tunstall and Bredgar (06/255CR)
Parish Legal Name: Bredgar with Bicknor (560286 6/286)
CofE Church Info: (606283 6/286)
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