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There is a lot of information on this website, and it is updated regularly with news and forthcoming events. Many people want to know details of our Sunday services, or want to know how to find us.

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One mile (2 km) south-east of the village lies Kemsing railway station. The M26 motorway passes through the parish. Between the motorway and the station lies the area of Kemsing known as Noah's Ark.

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To the east of the village is the large open space known as The Common Field, used for cricket and football, and the Sir Mark Collet Sports Pavilion, with tennis and squash courts.

We are two friendly Anglican churches just to the north of Sevenoaks. Kemsing is a village of about 5,000 people, and Woodlands is a scattered rural community of about 1,000.

Kemsing is a key stopping-off point on the North Downs Way which runs north of the village along the ridge of the Downs.

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Further to the east at Heaverham is the Chequers.[4]

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The village lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Kemsing Down Reserve, managed by Kemsing Parish Council and Sevenoaks District Council, lies above the village on the North Downs. It is reached from Childsbridge Lane, and is an area of chalk grassland.

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We gather weekly to worship God on a Sunday and we meet in each other's homes during the week. Together, we seek to serve our wider community.

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The Kemsing Church Craft Group have been working on a new project, "Twiddlemuffs".

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Kemsing is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. The parish is twinned with Compton[disambiguation needed] and lies on the scarp face of the North Downs, 20 miles south east of Central London, 4 miles (6 km) north east of Sevenoaks. Also in the parish are the hamlets of Heaverham, 1 mile (2 km) to the east, and Noah's Ark 0.5 miles (1 km) to the south. The population of the civil parish in 2001 was 4014 persons.

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Recent events in the life of our two churches:

Kemsing has its own Police Community Support Officer and Neighbourhood Officers as well as being covered by regular police patrols. Neighbourhood Officers hold frequent consultations with residents and Kent Police.[5] Crime in the Kemsing fell by 31 percent in the period 2010-2011.[6]

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High Street was the location of two public houses, the Bell and the Wheatsheaf, sited directly opposite each other. On 3 June 2011 the Wheatsheaf suffered a serious fire,[3] leaving the Bell as the only public house in the village. The Wheatsheaf was demolished in October 2012 to make way for three private dwellings.

Kemsing is a delightful village that nestles comfortably in the North Downs.  With its selection of traditional shops and two quality public houses, Kemsing has everything that an English Village can offer. With some of the finest Kent country side on it's doorstep, Kemsing is a must for the ardent outdoor person.

In 2011 well dressing was introduced to the village. The 2014 well dressing (right) commemorates World War I.