Fordcombe's village church


In addition to regular services of praise and worship St Peter’s hosts and participates in a number of regular and annual activities. Our annual events in particular provide vital income that help us to maintain our Church for the benefit and service of our community. An overview of these activities is provided below. Please check our Parish newsletter for date, time and venue for each activity; and check our welcome page where updates, if any, following publication of the newsletter are announced.

Weekly Events

Musical ToddlersMusical Toddlers

Held every Wednesday in the Church from 2.00pm until 3.15pm, for children under the age of 5, Musical Toddlers includes music, movement and craft activities. A nominal charge of £1 is made which includes a snack.

Monthly Events

Sunday School Sunday School

Sunday school normally takes place every second Sunday of the month, at 10.00am in Fordcombe Church of England Primary School. All children are most welcome. Toward the end of the Sung Eucharist in the Church we are joined by the Sunday School where the leader provides an update of what the children have been learning and the children share with us their work.

Fellowship House Group St Peter’s Fellowship

An integral part of St Peters Church our house based meeting complements our Church worship services and personal devotions. Meetings take place on the 4th Wednesday of each month where we learn from, encourage and support each other. To challenge us and be of practical value in our daily Christian faith, walk and conversation where everyone who attends feels involved, able to contribute and can benefit by gaining a deeper understanding of their faith. All are most warmly welcome.

Churchyard Tidying Churchyard Tidying

Volunteers maintain the grounds of our church to keep them clear of leaves, weeds and moss; especially our pathways. A safe environment for young ones and older folk is important to us. If you have a few moments to spare and would like to join us, whether you have “green fingers” or not, you would be most welcome.

Coffee Morning Coffee Morning

An opportunity to meet for an informal chat and discussion over a relaxing cup of coffee.

Meal and Pint Meal and a Pint

A social evening at the Chafford Arms; a chance to meet with old friends and make new. A meal, with vegetarian alternative, and drink are provided at an extremely competitive price. Please join us if you can. To help with catering, please contact the Chafford Arms and advise them that you wish to attend the “meal and a pint” social evening, the date and number in your party.

Annual Events

Fete Tent Fordcombe Village Fete

A great day out for all the family. Held in September in the village hall and adjacent field, “the cricket ground”, the fete includes competition entries for vegetable growers, photographers, flower arrangers, jam and cake makers. Dog showing, vintage cars and a host of side stalls including bric-a-brac, coconut shy, bell ringing, teas, cakes, raffles and much, much more make our village fete a must visit event.

Christmas Fair Church Christmas Fair

A festive occasion held in the Village Hall at the end of November. For younger ones there is a chance to meet Father Christmas and an ideal opportunity to find stocking fillers. Our stalls include toys, cards, handmade items as well as cakes. Refreshments are available together with raffle prizes; the most recent included an Apple i-pad mini and quality Christmas hamper!