St Katharine, Knockholt

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St Katharine's Church, Knockholt is part of a United Benefice with St Margaret's Church, Halstead. We are two Church of England (Anglican) parishes in the Sevenoaks Deanery of the Diocese of Rochester, within the Canterbury Province. St Katharine's and St Margaret's came together in 1983 as a United Benefice under one parish priest. Our pattern of services reflects the fact that we are two parishes working closely together.

  • 1st Sunday: 8.00am Holy Communion
  • 2nd Sunday: 10.30am Family Communion
  • 3rd Sunday: 9.00am Early Bird Family Service; 6.30pm Holy Communion
  • 4th Sunday: 10.30am Family Service

Please email or phone the Rector, the Rev'd John Benson for further details of these services. Our Curate, the Rev'd Hugh Thomas helps to lead and develop our parishes in worship. Churchwardens assist our Rector and Curate in this.

We have two thriving choirs, a Youth Choir, and an Adult Choir, led by our talented director of music, David Walker. There are often music concerts and organ recitals. For more information on our choirs and music, visit our website.

We also have strong children and youth outreach within our parishes, with a Sunday Club, Tots Praise, CYC, Crèche, Youth Choirs and annual holiday clubs for all children from surrounding schools. Again, more details are available from our website.

We hold many events such as Harvest luncheons, Bible Studies, summer picnics, BBQs, Lent courses, and many more enjoyable social gatherings. Our many groups and fellowships include the Knockholt Wives' Fellowship and St Katharine's Flower Team. A full history of St Katharine's along with sermons and articles is available on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to our parish.

If you wish to make an enquiry regarding baptisms, weddings or funerals, please use the form on our website rather than sending a general email to the Rector.

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Rev'd John Benson
The Rectory
Church Road
Kent TN14 7HQ
01959 532133 (Rector) or 01959 532664 (Curate)

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Holy Communion
A traditional said service of Holy Communion in a quieter and more reflective atmosphere.
Every fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Early Bird Family Service
A short 30-minute service with snappy songs and a story, followed by Teddy Bear picnic in Church with biscuits and squash.
Every third Sunday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Family Communion
A modern language service of Communion with crèche facilities for pre-schoolers and activities for school aged children.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Family Service
A short, informal service tailored for all ages, from toddlers to older people. A screen is used for the words of lively traditional and modern hymns and illustrated talks. This is the service most suitable for children, lasting about 45 minutes. We encourage baptisms to take place at this service. A crèche is provided.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Sunday School Youth Group Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 2* Listed Building Supports Fairtrade goods Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Brass Rubbing Hall for hire Church Open Nurture Courses Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available Foodbank

Visit our website for more information on our church property portfolio.

Visit our Church

Open to the public from about 9am to 6pm every day, including Sundays when we are open for the same times around our services.

Nurture Courses

From time to time we run Alpha Courses which have proven to be a excellent way in which people can explore just what the Christian faith is all about. It is relaxed and non-threatening, low-key, friendly and fun. We have run courses in the daytime and in the evening and over 50 people from our two parishes have now completed Alpha. There is often a meal together, or some sort of sharing of food, and we meet in homes where we can feel comfortable and get to know each other.

Other information
Clergy: The Revd John Patrick BENSON
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16907
Built: c1350
Archdeaconry: TONBRIDGE (313)
Deanery: SEVENOAKS (31302)
Benefice: Knockholt w Halstead (31/114AR)
Parish Legal Name: Knockholt (310192 31/192)
CofE Church Info: (631192 31/192)
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The current editor is: Jack Bennett

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St Katharine : Main Road, St Katharine's Church is opposite the primary school in Knockholt, and you are able to park along Main Road when visiting, Knockholt, Kent, TN14 7LS

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