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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Rev Alan Pinnegar
The Rectory
Tunstall Road
Sittingbourne ME9 8DU
01795 471483 (Alan Pinnegar, Rector) or 07402 717325 ( Alan Pinnegar, Rector)

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


Wednesday Welcome
Open church for coffee and a chat
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Bellringing practice
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass Floodlight
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12134
Archdeaconry: MAIDSTONE (562)
Deanery: Sittingbourne (56205)
Benefice: Tunstall and Bredgar (06/255CR)
Parish Legal Name: Bredgar with Bicknor (560286 )
CofE Church Info: (606286 6/286)
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The current editor is: Alan Pinnegar

This page was last updated on Tuesday 15th November 2016
St John the Baptist : The Street, Bredgar, Kent, ME9 8DU

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