St Cosmus & St Damian, Blean

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Set in a field, Saint Cosmus and Saint Damian church at Blean has many unusual and interesting features. First mentioned in Domesday Book, the church site originally formed part of Roman villa complex, something that may account for its dedication. Today all that can be seen of a connection with this villa are some Roman bricks in the west wall and evidence of a moat around the churchyard.

Rebuilt in 1233 and subsequently modified through the centuries, the church has a magnificent crown post roof and a fine stained glass windows by Henry Holiday. The setting is therefore rural and inviting, while we complement this with an active congregation. The church is an ideal venue for weddings and baptisms and we would be very happy to discuss these with you.

The church in Blean is the parish church for the villages of Blean and Tyler Hill.

Blean supports Canterbury Food Bank with weekly food collections.

St Cosmus and St Damian in the Blean, to give it its full title,  is linked to the parish of Ambatondrazaka in Madagsacar, where we help with evangelist training, feeding programmes for school chilldren and health work generally. We have helped  Ambatondrazaka with funds to build their churches; they in turn show their support and encouragement by their active Christian ministry. Fund raising for the projects we sponsor in Madagascar come from donations at regular lunches, an activity that has strengthened links between our congregation, through a ministry of hospitality.

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24 Tyler Hill Road,
Kent CT 2 9HT
01227 763373 (Church Office)

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Holy Communion(said)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Every first Sunday at 6:15 PM for ¾ hour
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The Making of Mark's Gospel
The Revd Dr Stephen Laird leads a study course examining St Mark's gospel This takes place on October 4,11 and 18 at 7pm Come to any or all of the sessions. There will be time for questions
Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Service of Remembrance
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Advent Carol Service
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 6:15 PM for 1 hour
Christingle Service
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Parish Eucharist (NB No 8am service today!)
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Crib Service
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
'Early Midnight 'Communion Service with Carols
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 9:30 PM for 1 hour
Holy Communion (said)
Monday 25th December 2017 at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Holy Communion with Carols
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour



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Honorary priest in charge: The Revd Stephen Charles Edward LAIRD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11916
Built: About 1233, though a church in Blean is mentioned in Domesday Book
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Master of Eastbridge Hospital
Archdeaconry: CANTERBURY (561)
Deanery: Canterbury (56103)
Benefice: Blean (06/026 X)
Parish Legal Name: St. Cosmus and St Damian in the Blean (560044 )
CofE Church Info: (606044 6/44)
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The current editor is: Timothy Bentley

This page was last updated on Thursday 21st September 2017
St Cosmus & St Damian : Tyler Hill Road, Blean, Kent, CT2 9EZ - The church is located in a field about a quarter of a mile from the shops in Blean. Turn right off Tyler Hill Road just by the 30mph signs when coming from Blean

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