Welcome to The Six!

We are a group of six parishes, with diverse congregations offering a mix of traditional and more contemporary worship styles, in the countryside between Sittingbourne and Rainham in North Kent. As Church of England parish churches for our six villages, we are here for everyone, and we would love to get to know you.

We share a vision of communicating the love of God in creative ways to those around us.

Whether you're looking for a new church, exploring faith for the first time, or just looking around, you would be very welcome to join us for one of our services, at one of our groups and activities, or just for a chat. You can find contact details for the clergy here.

Some events coming up....

  • Saturday 30th April: 2.00-3.30pm 'fun@therec'. Family Fun for all ages Craft /  Games / Story / Music on a theme - for free! Where? The Pavilion, Newington Recreation Ground, off Orchard Drive, Newington. Contact: 227329 for more information. Come and join us!


  • Sunday 8th May: 7.00pm Destiny Africa Concert in St Mary's Upchurch organised by Uplift. Tickets £5 from Rosie Liddell rosie.liddell@talk21.com
  • Saturday 14th May: 2.00pm Messy Church @ Hartlip C of E School.
  • Sunday 15th May: 10.30am Benefice open-air Pentecost Service (with Communion) in The Orchard by St Mary's Newington (weather permitting) followed by a shared lunch.

Services this coming Sunday 1st May:

  • 8.00am: Communion (BCP) @ Lower Halstow
  • 10.00am: Morning Worship @ Newington
  • 10.00am: Communion (Sung) @ Upchurch
  • 10.30am: Uplift (All-Age Worship) @Upchurch Village Hall
  • 10.30am: Morning Worship @ Hartlip
  • 10.45am: All-Age Worship @ All Saints Iwade
  •   6.00pm: Communion (Sung) @ Stockbury

Alpha Course

The Alpha Course

is a friendly open way to explore what Christians believe, and what it means to be a Christian. We meet over several weeks, usually with a meal together beforehand. After a brief video talk, there is open discussion as we explore together what the Christian faith has to say for life today, raising all the questions you long to ask!

We have just finished a course, and will be giving details of future courses in the coming weeks. If you are interested in knowing more please do contact one of the following:

Rev Julian Staniforth: 01795 227329 

Rev Mark Ham:          01634 360794

Rev Stephen Plumb:  01795 470418

Christian Library Service - 
Under church auspices we take children's Christian books into the primary schools in Upchurch, Lower Halstow, Newington and Hartlip. 
If anyone could offer their services  - children's Christian books, cash to buy books, and most of all, time to go into the schools - please contact Jan Lacy: 01634 366729 or jan.lacy@talktalk.net

Church & Community - History
Galleries of photos reflecting on the history of our churches and communities. Click 




Upchurch Village website

Iwade Village website 


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