Church of England Diocese of Rochester Nurstead

Nurstead: St Mildred

Meopham with Nurstead Parishes.

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

We offer our prayers and condolences on behalf of all who live and work within these parishes to Her Majesty The Queen and all the Royal Family.

An online condolence book is available on the Church of England website:

Sadly, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not able to provide condolence books in our churches.

St John’s Church will be open and available for individual prayer

and remembrance on Wednesday 14 April from 10am – 1pm

and St Mildred’s Church on Friday 16 April from 10am -1pm.

Please give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, for his lifetime of duty, sacrifice & service to this country and the Commonwealth and for his unswerving love and support for The Queen and their family.

We warmly welcome you to information regarding  St Mildred’s Nurstead. As with all churches we have been responding to the government’s restrictions on gatherings.

Church Buildings re-opening for Worship

We hope to continue to be able to meet for worship in our Church buildings and the services for April are -

Sunday 11 April

9.45am All Age Worship at St John’s

11.30am Short Matins at St Mildred’s

Sunday 18 April

8.00am Holy Communion at St Mildred’s

9.45am Morning Worship at St John’s

Sunday 25 April

9.45am Morning Worship

11.30am Family Service & Annual Meetings at St Mildred's

Annual Meetings Information

St Mildred’s Annual Meetings Sun 25 April after Family Service

St John’s Annual Meetings Wed 28 April at 7.30pm in St John’s Church & by Zoom

If you wish to attend a service, please telephone the office, the Monday - Wednesday beforehand (01474 813106 or email [email protected] ) stating which church, which service and give names and numbers from your household or support bubble.

We hope to make both churches available for individual prayer during the week, as soon as we can.

Keep looking back here for more information as it becomes available. Thank you. 

We will continue to send out services, talks and other information by email and Royal Mail and we continue to support all of our congregation members with contact by ‘phone and email.

All services are online or available by email or by post until further notice!

Follow this page, to find details of online services in Rochester Cathedral.

Thank you Alyson Davie Rector: Meopham with Nurstead

St  Mildred's Church is an Anglican church in the Diocese of Rochester, Deanery of Cobham and a member of Meopham Churches Together.

Below is our Safeguarding policy 

Safeguarding 2021

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults visiting and participating in St John’s and St Mildred’s activities and services is important.

Everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. St John’s with St Mildred’s follows the Church of England safeguarding guidance; these policies can be found on the Rochester Diocesan website - Diocese of Rochester | Safeguarding ( 

If you have any worries or concerns about yourself or another person who may be being harmed or is at risk of harm, we will do our best to help you.

If you have any concerns that an individual working or volunteering at St John’s or St Mildred’s may be acting inappropriately or harming another we want to know.

Our leaders and volunteers all understand their responsibilities regarding safeguarding.

St John’s with St Mildred’s Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Pat Shelbrooke

Contact details: 01732 823335 or [email protected]

If a child, young person or adult is in immediate need of protection the Police should be called on 999.

Social Services in each Local Authority can also be contacted to advise on a safeguarding concern.

In this area that is: –

Kent County Council (KCC) Central Referral: which includes Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells.

Adult: Office hours 03000 41 61 61, Outside office hours 03000 41 91 91

Children: Office hours 03000 41 11 11, Outside office hours 03000 41 91 91

You can also contact any of the following for help and advice.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children <span style="font-size: 1rem;">operates two 24 hour helplines:</span>

Help for children and young people – Childline 0800 1111

Help for adults concerned about a child – 0808 800 5000

For victims of domestic abuse – National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 200 247

Samaritans Helpline 116 123 (open 24 hours)

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

Stop It Now 0808 1000 900 (Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm, Friday 9am -5pm)

Get in touch

The Revd Canon Alyson Davie

The Rectory Shipley Hills Road Meopham Gravesend

Our website

Mattins - this service is not taking place at present

Every Second Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
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Nurstead Church Lane

Traditional Mattins service

Book of Common Prayer Refreshments

It had been a long day. That first Easter Day began for Jesus’ friends in the early hours when with sad and heavy hearts they made their way to his tomb.

10 Apr 2021, 11:30 a.m.
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