Friends of Kent Churches Ride & Stride. Saturday 11th September

On Saturday 11 September the Friends of Kent Churches are having their annual Ride and Stride event.

It means that by biking, walking or running, or riding a horse even, between churches, you can raise money for this charity by getting yourself sponsored. You can plan your own journey. You can do just two churches, or 700 ( I think that’s about the total number in Kent).

It would be great if you could help us raise money, hopefully in an enjoyable way, for a charity that has been very generous to our church.

It has helped, for example, to make our church weatherproof, and its interior fit for our funerals, weddings and concerts.

Please text Maggie on 07910 69 16 11 if you would like a sponsor form.

Thank you very much.

Bank Holiday Weekend Events

There are several exciting events planned for the bank holiday weekend in Goodnestone.

Goodnestone Music festival will see four concerts across the weekend, starting on Thursday 26th with the Ringlemere Ensemble. On Friday 27th the Caritas Chamber Choir will be returning. Sunday 29th August brings a piano and violin recital from Anthony and Christian Halstead. Benedict Preece completes the music festival on Monday 30th with an organ concert.

All concerts are at 7.30pm in Holy Cross Church, Goodnestone. For more details and for tickets, visit the Goodnestone Music website at

Saturday 28th sees a table top sale on the Millenium Field from 11 – 3. Donations are welcome – please leave these in the porch at the village hall.

Also on Saturday 28th, there are two outdoor theatre events at Goodnestone Park – ‘Robin Hood’ a family show at 3pm and a dramatisation of Jayne Eyre at 7pm. For details and tickets, see

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following the recent resignation of Andy Beeching from the Parish Council a Notice of Vacancy has now been placed on notice boards in Goodnestone and Chillenden. Andy will be missed by us all but he will still be around to support us in many other ways.

If you are interested in being considered for co-option to the council, please consult the noticeboards or contact Christine at