St Peter & St Paul, Yalding

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We are a friendly parish church, serving a semi-rural village in West Kent. Our congregation is made up of Christians from  both Anglican and free church traditions. We try to provide something for all.

Worship in Yalding is mainly based on the Common Worship Eucharist, usually accompanied by a robed choir. We hold an informal Communion service each month for those comfortable with a more modern style, and also a monthly BCP Communion for those enjoying traditional language.

We have developed thriving Junior and Youth sections, perhaps as a result of having two Church of England primary schools located in the parish - with a third primary school in the other parish of the benefice.

Sunday School for up to 12 years takes place during the main Sunday service and operates in term time, often with 20 or 30 children in three age groups. The Cyclones Youth Group, for those at secondary school, meet at St Mary’s Laddingford fortnightly on Sunday afternoons. Both groups work hard together on our annual children’s Fun Weekend in spring or early summer. In addition to all this we have a Little Fishes group for the very young, run by our Mothers’ Union.

There has been a church in Yalding since the 12th century. Our church was much re-ordered in Victorian times. Since building works in 2002 we now have modern soundproofed meeting rooms, a servery and toilet facilities, all located within the church building.

If you need further information on baptisms or weddings, please contact the vicar as a first step.

Come and visit us – you’ll be welcome!

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Rev'd Paul Filmer
The Vicarage
Vicarage Road
ME18 6DR
(01622) 814182

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8am Holy Communion
An early morning said celebration
Every third Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Junior Church
Takes place in the Church rooms, during the Parish Communion.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee
Parish Communion
Every first second and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Family Communion
Family worship with a different theme each month.
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Coffee
5th Sunday Communion service
Our main 5th Sunday service is celebrated either here in Yalding or jointly at St Mary's Laddingford. See parish website for details: -
Every fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
CYCLONES Youth Group
Cyclones membership is intended for youngsters in our benefice who are now at secondary school. Meetings are held at St Mary's Laddingford and include fun and games and refreshments, but also have a time for reflection and discussion on a Christian theme.
The group usually meets twice monthly during term times. Please check the "Further Information" page, as times may vary. The norm is
Every first and third Sunday at 5:00 PM for 2 hours


Bell Ringing
Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM for 1 hour


Choir Group
Every second and fourth Friday at 7:30 PM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

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

Church Open Normally open in daylight hours
Hall for Hire Soundproof Rooms available. Ideal for small meetings or music tuition.The church is available for larger events, typically concerts. (Pewed seating).Contact Clare 01622 814027
Other information
Clergy: The Revd Paul James FILMER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16978
Built: 12th Cent onwards
Style of worship: Open Evangelical
Our Patron: Lord Chancellor
Archdeaconry: TONBRIDGE (313)
Deanery: PADDOCK WOOD (31306)
Benefice: Yalding w Collier Street (31/217BX)
Parish Legal Name: Yalding (310182 31/182)
CofE Church Info: (631182 31/182)
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The current editor is: Graham Spillman

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This page was last updated on Thursday 11th November 2010
St Peter & St Paul : High Street, Yalding, Kent, ME18 6HU

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