Linton: St Nicholas, Linton

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We are a friendly village church, whose aim is to be a fellowship of Christians, worshipping together, developing our awareness of God and seeking to demonstrate God's love in the village and beyond. We are part of the united Benefice of Coxheath, East Farleigh, Linton, Hunton and West Farleigh, within the Diocese of Rochester, in the Church of England.   The Rector is the Rev Peter Callway.  He is assisted by Self Supporting Ministers Rev’d David Jones and  Rev'd Eileen Doyle.  St Nicholas Linton is a fairly traditional church but with some less formal services. We welcome visitors to all services and access can be arranged at other times.   Please contact the Churchwarden if you wish to visit the church outside of service times.

We welcome applications for Baptism and Marriages from people living in the village and such services can take place in St Nicholas Church or any of the other four churches in the group, namely: The Parish Church of East Farleigh; St Mary’s, Hunton; Holy Trinity, Coxheath, and All Saint’s West Farleigh. The clergy are available to take funerals at any of our churches or at the crematorium at Vinters Park, Maidstone.
The clergy are also available for consultation, home visits or to give Holy Communion to the house bound at all times.

There are some very fine monuments in the church, particularly in the Cornwallis Chapel, some by E H Baily (sculptor of Nelson in Trafalgar Square).  We have a NADFAS Church Trail for children up to 12 years.  Rather like some of the National Trust site questionnaires for children, though more intense, church trails identify special characteristics in the church for children of up to 12 to follow, search and check against the ultimately revealed answers.  We consider that the trail is of interest to all ages, though!  Families, school and Church groups as well as individuals are welcome. 



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The Rev Peter Callway
The Rectory
144 Heath Road,
Maidstone ME17 4PL
(01622) 747570 (Rector)

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Sunday early service
Holy Communion, is a said Communion (BCP) with a short message.
Third Sunday of each month
Every third Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Sunday morning Service
Holy Communion is from Common Worship, with hymns (mostly traditional) and sermon. Children are welcome and there are toys, books and drawing materials in an area at the back of the Church for their use. Please share with us in Holy Communion if you are a communicant member of your own church, or, if you prefer, come to the altar rail for a blessing.
Every first and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Family service
Family Service is for the whole family, young and old alike. It is more informal and will include some more modern songs as well as traditional hymns.
Second Sunday of each month
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Mid-week 'said' Communion Service
A short 'said' communion service in St Nicholas Church. Informal. Sometimes followed by a light lunch of soup and a roll. All welcome.
A light lunch of soup and a roll is usually served after the service. Not in July and August.
Every last Wednesday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour


Coxheath Communion service
said Communion service at Holy Trinity, Coxheath
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 35 minutes
Tiny Tots Toybox
A warm, friendly environment for any children aged from birth to 5. Parents, grandparents or carers must stay with the children. All are welcome. We have a very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of toys and space for the children to explore, while their adults have time for a chat and a hot drink. There's always a couple of DBS checked volunteers on hand to help out if you need an extra pair of hands too. We meet on Thursdays (term time only) 1:30 3:00pm Holy Trinity Church, Coxheath Contact Becky 07949 646865 This club is open to all babies and toddlers and their parents/minders. Activity, play, story and singing with refreshments.
Term time only
Every Thursday at 1:30 PM for 1½ hours
"Seekers" (7-11yrs at Holy Trinity, Coxheath)
A meeting for 7-11year olds (school year 3-6) to learn about Christianity through having fun, playing games, listening to stories,and joining in craft activities, held in Holy Trinity church. straight after school. Term time only every Thursday at 3:30 PM for 1 hours until Thursday 18th December 2014 further information from Becky 07949-646865
Every Thursday at 3:30 PM for 1½ hours
Linton PCC
Linton PCC meet in Church
Monthly, except August and December
Every third Thursday at 7:30 PM for 1 hour


Benefice ladies prayer group
Benefice ladies prayer group meets at Dawn Burnell's home. All welcome. Contact Eileen for details 01622 236170.
Every Saturday
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour



Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight

Guided Tours Guidebooks
Church Open The church is usually open from May to September on a Wednesday and Saturday afternoon from 2-4pm.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Peter Stanley CALLWAY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9958
Diocesan ID: C1404
Built: c1120
Our Patron: Lord Cornwallis
Archdeaconry: TONBRIDGE (313)
Deanery: MALLING (31301)
Parish Legal Name: Linton (310171 )
CofE Church Info: (631171 31/171)
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The current editor is: Kath Cooper

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This page was last updated on Saturday 5th November 2016
Linton: St Nicholas : Linton Hill (main A229 road), Linton, Kent, ME17 4AW - From Maidstone on the A229 southbound 500 yards after Linton crossroads, car park on left just after the 30mph sign.


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