St Michael the Archangel Church Smarden and
All Saints Church Biddenden

Last Updated on October 19, 2021 by Abigail Courtness

Latest News!

  • Christmas Fair

    Christmas Fair!

    Get into the Christmas Spirit with Smarden’s Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th October between 1pm and 4.30pm in the Smarden Charter Hall. There wil be gifts, crafts, a raffle and more.

  • The Big Breakfast!

    The Big Breakfast!

    Biddenden Big Breakfast is on Saturday
    13th November at Biddenden Village Hall from
    9am to 12 noon. Tickets are on sale NOW! Get yours today. For more information, contact Julie
    Lupton on 01580 291658 or

    Full English – £8 or Home-made toast and marmalade – £3.50

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  • Service Update:

    Service Update:

    During our interregnum period, Smarden and Biddenden benefice are holding a weekly service at either of the churches.

    Please see our Services page for details (Click here).

    Our churches are open for Life Services.  Please contact the church office or churchwardens for details.

    Smarden church is open daily during the day for private prayer.

    Biddenden is open for services and the church porch is open during the day for private prayer. Biddenden church is closed during the day for safety reasons after falls of plaster and subsidence of the north wall. Scaffolding has been installed to support the north aisle roof.

Smarden Church and Biddenden Church are in interregnum  (in vacancy)

We are pleased to announce that The Revd Tessa Lowe, currently Assistant Curate in the Lann Pydar benefice in Cornwall, has been appointed to the post of Priest in Charge of Biddenden and Smarden. Tessa will be licensed on 2nd February 2022 by Bishop Rose in a service that will comply with government guidelines at the time. This appointment is subject to DBS clearance.


Tom Hay, Smarden Churchwarden
01233 770286 or 07768 616809

Edward Demery, Smarden Churchwarden
01233 770579 or 07515 770102

Ann Courtness, Biddenden Churchwarden
01622 891190 or 07753 673787

Martin Giles, Biddenden Churchwarden

07503 486379 or 01580 291649