St Michael the Archangel Church Smarden and
All Saints Church Biddenden

Last Updated on January 16, 2022 by Abigail Courtness

Latest News!

  • What’s On this week

    Do you know what’s on this week?

    It is easy to find out everything on the church calendar by heading to the calendar section of the website.

    You can find it under the ‘What’s On’ section of the website or by following the link below.

  • Flower festival planning meeting

    Flower Festival Planning Meeting

    The planning meeting for the All Saints, Biddenden, Flower Festival will be held on Thursday 20th January at 3.15 pm in All Saints.

    The Flower Festival will be held on 3rd-5th June this coming summer with the theme Saints and Seasons.

  • Licencing

    Licencing of The Rev Tessa Lowe

    The Licensing Service of our new Priest in Charge, The Rev Tessa Lowe, will take place on Wednesday 2nd February in All Saints Church, Biddenden at 7.00 pm.

    There will be some light refreshments afterwards.

    Please let the church office know if you are planning to attend by emailing
    Tanya on

  • 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.


For general enquiries please contact Tanya Ling, the Parish administrator for both churches:

Tanya Ling
Tel: 01580 291454.
Available: Mon and Weds, 10 am-2 pm.

Smarden Churchwardens

Tom Hay, Smarden Churchwarden
01233 770286 or 07768 616809

Edward Demery, Smarden Churchwarden
01233 770579 or 07515 770102

Biddenden Churchwardens

Ann Courtness, Biddenden Churchwarden
01622 891190 or 07753 673787

Martin Giles, Biddenden Churchwarden

07503 486379 or 01580 291649