Welcome to The Six

We are a group of six churches 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.

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 regularly over a series of weeks, usually with a meal together beforehand. After a brief talk, open discussion follows, with all questions and topics welcome.

For further information on times, dates and venues, please contact one of the following:

Rev Julian Staniforth - 01795 227329 

Rev Mark Ham - 01634 360794

Rev Stephen Plumb - 01795 470418

Curate Mark Ham To Be Ordained Priest 

Mark Ham Curate

The Revd Mark Ham joined us in May this year as a deacon, living in the Vicarage in Upchurch. He will be ordained priest at St Mary's, Newington, on Sunday, the 6th of December. The service begins at 11.00 am. All are welcome to celebrate this joyful occasion with Mark and the family of The Six.

Scenes from our joint Open Air Pentecost Service - in the orchard next to St Mary's Newington

Julian celebrates communion

Open air worship

The Well  - Sunday, 13th December, 12:30–2:30pm, 
Newington Village Hall

Do come along to  and enjoy a home-cooked lunch at The Well for just £3. You may like to make a note of the dates of The Well for the spring and summer months (second Sunday each month) You will be very welcome – we look forward to meeting you! 

Young girl

Life is so busy these days - school, work, shopping, kids activities. The Well Our regular monthly Community Cafe, offers a really good, homecooked lunch for £3, together with activities for kids, a space for teenagers, free real coffee & cake and the Sunday papers. 

Christian Library Service - 
Under church auspices we have been taking children's Christian books into the schools at Upchurch, Lower Halstow and Newington, and now 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, 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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