Welcome to The Six Benefice
Each of our churches will have a Service and Act of Remembrance this Sunday, starting at 10.15am at Upchurch and Newington, 10.30am at Hartlip, Lower Halstow and Iwade, and at 10.45am at Stockbury. All are welcome.
In the afternoon, our new family friendly Assembly on Sunday meets at Iwade School at 3pm.
We are a group of six Church of England village parishes in North Kent, in the countryside between Sittingbourne and Rainham with seven diverse congregations. We offer different flavours of traditional and contemporary worship across the different congregations in our benefice in Hartlip, Iwade, Lower Halstow, Newington, Stockbury, Upchurch as well as at 'Uplift' meeting in Upchurch Village Hall. Do click on the images below to find out more about each worshipping community.
We seek to be 'the people who BLESS,' seeking to embody Jesus in our daily lives sharing by our presence, service and words the Lord's transforming love and grace. We see church as a community we belong to, not just a place we go to.
Yet we recognise that each village's ancient building speaks of the Lord's steadfast, faithful presence through the challenging times of life. They speak of the Lord's promise to us: 'I am with you always'.
Everyone is welcome to come and join us. So do get in touch!
Rev. Julian Staniforth
Rector of The Six Benefice
St Michael's Hartlip All Saints Iwade St Margaret's Lower Halstow
St Mary's Newington St Mary Magdalene Stockbury St Mary' Upchurch