Regular Sunday services are held at the neighbouring churches of St Peter and Paul at Appledore and St John the Baptist at Wittersham. The benefice church of St Mildred is to be found in Tenterden. Other local churches include St Mary the Virgin at Reading Street (Ebony).
Our church is part of a group of nine churches, called the benefice of Tenterden, Rother and Oxney, to which the Rev’d Canon Lindsay Hammond, has been appointed as Team Rector. He is based at St Mildred’s Church, Tenterden and heads a team ministry which covers Tenterden and the villages of Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Smallhythe, Stone and Wittersham.
The wider Church
The church of St Mary the Virgin, Stone comes within the Tenterden and New Romney Deanery, which in turn forms part of the Diocese of Canterbury. The diocese is headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose seat is at Canterbury Cathedral. The Cathedral is also the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The Bishop of Dover, the Right Rev’d Rose Hudson-Wilkin, has day to day oversight for the Diocese of Canterbury. The title of Bishop of Dover was created by Henry VIII. Her main function is to assist the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Other Church Links
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The Church of England
See the Church of England prayer page for a daily prayer app and worship resources.
Friends of Kent Churches: This is a charity which is dedicated to preserving Kent’s churches and helping maintain them in good condition. They arrange lectures and give grants to churches of architectural merit or historic importance.