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.

 Stephen Plumb, Church Missioner in Iwade, ordained deacon

Revd Stephen PlumbSteve Plumb was ordained by Bishop Trevor at Canterbury Cathedral at 11am on Saturday 4th July. 

On Sunday 5th July at 10.45 am, there will be a special celebration service at Iwade, followed by a bring and share lunch, to which all are invited. We all join in congratulating Stephen, as he prepares for his forthcoming ordination.

New Curate Mark Ham Joins The Six 

Mark Ham Curate

The Reverend Mark Ham has joined The Six as a curate in training. He lives in Upchurch Vicarage, and is part of the Ministry Team. He was ordained deacon in June 2014, and will be ordained priest at Newington church on 6th December (time to be announced). 

Mark was brought up near Dartford, and has lived in Faversham for many years. He studied Political Theory at the University of Sheffield and he worked for the NHS in Kent for 25 years, most recently in strategic planning. He left the NHS for training at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He is single, with interests in cookery, world music, photography and the outdoor life. 

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, 12th July, 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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