Saturday 24th July
12 noon to 7.00pm - St. Michaels Recreation Ground

Like all outdoor events, Tributes was cancelled last year. But we're back for 2021 with a great line up that promises an afternoon of enjoyable family fun.

Witht the end of lockdown and the prospect of great weather, we expect a large attendance for this now-popular village event.
For ‘Tributeers’ this year’s great line-up comprises some of the country’s finest tribute acts, including Elton JohnQueenElvisMaddie’s ‘Sounds of the 60s,’ Michael Jackson and the ever popular Natalie Ward. Natalie's daughter, Danielle will also be making an special appearance.
As it proved to be very popular last year, the afternoon will conclude with a flag waving, ‘Proms’ style finish, when everyone will be invited to join in with a rousing rendition of ‘Land Of Hope & Glory’ and ‘Jerusalem’. 

FREE Entry for All

Now officially recognised as a community event, ‘Tributes’ is financed by the Community Group with generous sponsorship from Tenterden Town and Ashford Borough Councils, along with personal donations from councillors and local businesses.
The Community Group need to constantly raise funds, not only for ‘Tributes’ but other events such as the annual Christmas Tree switch on and children’s’ party in the village hall. You will see volunteers moving around the Rec with collection buckets. There is no obligation, but If you are able to make a voluntary donation of  whatever you can afford, it will help us to plan for next year.

We want everyone in St. Michaels to enjoy a real family afternoon out together. So bring the kids and a picnic, sit back and settle in for an afternoon of music and fun. There will also be a bar and various refreshments on sale.

There will be a Grand Prize Draw with a 1st Prize of a 49” HD TV along with many other great prizes.

Tickets will be on sale at the Community Group’s gazebo.







St. Michaels Village Community Group


Monday 20th January - 7.00pm at the London Beach Golf Hotel, St. Michaels

We have a solid core of members and supporters, but we would welcome residents of any age to come along and find out what we have planned for the coming year and how they can play an important part in those plans. You will be assured of a warm welcome.




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Saturday 13th July
12 noon to 7.30pm - St. Michaels Recreation Ground

Another great line up for 2019 promises an afternoon of non-stop entertainment

If you thought last year’s ‘Tributes’ was a memorable, fun-packed afternoon of family entertainment - then prepare yourself for an amazing encore.
For ‘Tributeers’ this year’s great line-up comprises some of the country’s finest tribute acts, including ABBA, Queen, Elvis, Maddie’s ‘Sounds of the 60s,’ Tom Jones and the ever popular Natalie Ward.
To make it even more memorable, the afternoon will conclude with a flag waving, ‘Proms’ style finish, when everyone will be invited to join in with a rousing rendition of ‘Land Of Hope & Glory’ and ‘Jerusalem’. 

FREE Entry for All

Now officially recognised as a community event, ‘Tributes’ is financed by the Community Group with generous sponsorship from Tenterden Town and Ashford Borough Councils, along with personal donations from councillors and local businesses.
The Community Group need to constantly raise funds, not only for ‘Tributes’ but other events such as the annual Christmas Tree switch on and children’s’ party in the village hall. You will see volunteers moving around the Rec with collection buckets. If you are able to make a voluntary donation of £5, or whatever you can afford, it will help us to plan for next year.

We want everyone in St. Michaels to enjoy a real family afternoon out together. So bring the kids and a picnic, sit back and settle in for an afternoon of music and fun. There will also be a bar and various refreshments on sale.

There will be a Grand Prize Draw with a 1st Prize of a 49” HD TV along with many other great prizes.

Tickets will be on sale at the Community Group’s gazebo.




Quiz Night at the Crown - Sunday 30 September

in aid of Community Group funds

You don't have to be clever, just bring along another 5 who are and vie for the title of Village Quiz Champions.

7.30 pm start. £5 per person in teams of 6.





SATURDAY 21ST JULY - What an afternoon!

With wonderful weather, great entertainment and the Rec filled with happy people, this year's 'Tributes' was an amazing success. Thank you to all who turned up and supported this community event. Your generosity in buying raffle tickets and filling the 'buckets' has enabled us to start planning for the 2019 extravaganza.

Take a look at the Gallery Page for some memorable pictures of the day.

Special thanks also to the following:

Ashford Borough Council and Tenterden Town Council.

Silcocks and The Crown for their generous donations from the barbecue and bar respectively.

Various individuals (one anonymous) who helped with their own personal contributions.

And of course, all those 'behind the scenes toilers' who made it all work!



NB - Don't forget this year's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in December. A St. Michaels Bites will be delivered to everyone's home later on with full details.





Everyone's talking about it...

Here's the afternoon's Running Order.

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There is no public parking on St. Michaels Recreation Ground. However, Homewood School have kindly offered their parking facilities. The car park opens at 11.00am and closes at 8.00pm.

In 2017 the village enjoyed a  great afternoon of superb music and entertainment.

‘Tributes’ returns this July by popular demand, with an amazing line up that includes some of last year’s favourite acts, together with new ones.


FREE Entry for All

As last year, entrance is free. The event is financed by the Community Group with generous sponsorship from Tenterden Town and Ashford Borough Councils.

However, a voluntary donation of £5 ‘in the bucket’ will help us to make this an annual event.

We’ve moved the date to July this year, taking advantage of more daylight hours - and hopefully dry weather!


Bring the Family

‘Tributes’ is first and foremost a family event. So bring the kids and a picnic, sit back and settle in for an afternnoon of music and fun.

There will also be a bar and food for sale during the event.

As there is no Glastonbury Festival this year, there is likely to be a good turnout - so arrive early.



 We'll add the running order soon. There will also be a printed version on the day.




The Fabulous Natalie Ward at the London Beach

on Saturday 15th July





 An evening with the Marsh Warblers



Pure Magic Queen
Freddie Mercury and Brian May Tribute Night - £34 per ticket (Including Dinner)
Saturday 25th March at the The London Beach Hotel
Tickets from Sandra: 07798 677 777

This promises to be an evening to remember and features Queen's most memorable hits. Proceeds in aid of the St. Michaels Village Community Group.








Christmas Fair 2016  - Saturday 3rd December 10am - 12 noon

Santa is on his way Ho! Ho! Ho!. Lots of craft & festive stalls to browse plus raffle & Tombola and much more including  a viisit from Santa himself. Why not book a traders stall?



St Michaels Village Hall "Party in the Park" Sat. 27th August 2016 - 12 noon til' late

The village hall has now received both planning approval and passed building regulations. All we need are the funds to start the transformation of our lovely hall into a modern community centre. We've been fundraising for a while now but, Party in the Park is our first major initiative aimed at engaging with the pubic on a large scale. It's going to be a great day out for all the family with live bands and DJ, Dog Show, Tug of War, bars and food of various descriptions including that old rural favourite  "The Hog Roast".  We'll be posting more details about the actual  entertainment soon so please keep visiting this site and of course follow us on facebook for more up to date info. Details of bands and performances will be released in the coming weeks. 

If you feel you'd like to help or get involved please contact me. Ken Mulholland  07568 063309 E Mail We're looking for physical help on the day, business sponsorship and of course you may want to book a stall or enter your pet in the dog show!

Event opens 12 noon - by Mayor of Tenterden, Cllr. Pam Smith

Dog Show Registration  - 12 noon onwards

Stall holders arrival -  9 am onwards

Live Music - Confirmed so far - Local band  Small Town Talk & Mick Mepham Classic Rock Guitarist. Pass the Cat & much much more to come







St. Michaels Bites - Spring/Summer 2016

Welcome to the first 8-page issue of our village newsletter. You will soon receive a copy through your door. Other copies will also be available at various outlets in the village and the Village Hall.

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St Michaels Mastermind!!!

So you fancy yourself a brain box?? Now's your big chance to prove it. Print of the entry form, complete as necessary and drop of at the Fat Ox together with the entrance fee. There's a long planning schedule as your chosen specialist subjects will need to be fully researched.















St. Michaels Village Community Group AGM 2016
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Should already have been delivered to your door. If not copies available in pubs, Post Office and local shops


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Funday Approaches!


Don't miss out on our big Village Day which only takes place every two years.! More detail attached on the actual events below. If you've got a dog why not bring it along and enter the Dog Show which has 10 different categories?

Marvel at the sheer strength of the "Tug of Warriors" both Male and Female. Fat Ox & Crown will be defending their previous wins plus our Ladies will be competing against a visiting team from Hastings! The Honour of St Michael's is at stake!

Enjoy a Korkers hot dog from Rob's BBQ and a cold beer from "Harry's Bar" whilst browsing the many stalls and listening to our brass band. Much Much more besides. An afternoon not to be missed! Special muppet entertainment for the children and drone display for all. Weather forecast - brilliant sunshine and about 16 degrees! Be there or you'll really regret it!! Winter is fast approaching folks. Make the most of it!







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Fancy a flutter or two? Why not come along and support our Village Hall's fund raising evening. Each race will be sponsored by local businesses and as well as have a bet with great odds you can even name your own filly!



St. Michaels Bites - Spring/Summer 2015

Printed copies will be delivered to every house in St. Michaels.
If you haven't received one, spare copies can be obtained from various retail outlets and the village hall.

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QUIZ NIGHT in aid of Nepal Earthquake  - Saturday 23rd May '15- The Village Hall

Come along and support this very worthy cause. Booking details on poster below






St Michaels is the only contested ward on Tenterden Town Council with 7 candidates standing for 5 vacancies. The poll will take place on May 7th along with the general and borough elections in the Village Hall between 7am - 10pm. We invited all 7 candidates to post their profile and commitments on this page and so far have obtained responses from the attached.. Others to follow when available. Note Town and Parish councillors are independent and non political.




Results of Boundary Sign Consultation


Following the deadline of 31st January 2015, the votes have been counted with the people of St Michaels coming out strongly in favour of having the name of the village once again given prevalence over that of Tenterden. We will now enter into discussions with the local authorities and keep you informed on progress with this issue



AGM - 12th January 2015 - Officer Nominations



Autumn/Winter edition of "St Michaels' Bites" now available!

By now hopefully you'll have received the second edition of our newsletter through your door. If not you can pick up a hard copy at the Post Office, pubs or shops. Please do take part in our vote regarding new boundary signage. If you need additional voting slips these are available at the same retail outlets


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Forthcoming events


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Launch of Village Newsletter - "St Michaels' Bites"

We're pleased to say that the first edition of St Michaels' Bites is now printed and a copy will be dropped through your door in the next week or so. If you really can't wait to see this first publication you can pick up a copy immediately from the Post Office, the Village Hall, or any of our Shops, pubs and Takeaways.

Happy reading and please let us know what you think via our contacts page. 

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Forthcoming Village WW1 Events





Latest dates for the mobile police van!



Joe's Fundraiser!

Please support Joe Haffenden and his colleagues from Homewood school in their Uganden project. Book your tickets now by contacting Joe on 01580 766811 or Tracey on 07759 068903. Alternatively the Sinden Theatre box office on 01580 763826



It's Showtime! - Sunday 16th February at the London Beach Hotel

Enjoy a 3-course Sunday lunch whilst being entertained by two fine singers bringing you songs from the London shows.

Telephone: Sandra 07798 677 777 for tickets.

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Blow away those winter blues just dig out your blue suede shoes. This will be THE ultimate Elvis Tribute evening. Not to be missed. Reservations for tickets now being taken!


Future planned events at the London Beach!

Saturday 22nd March 7.30pm - Rod Stewart Tribute Act in aid of Laukaemia Research

Sunday 13th April 2pm - Military Wives & Jo Appleby in aid of Military Wives Choir

Saturday 5th July 7.30 - Robbie Williams Tribute Act in aid of St Michaels Village Community Group

All above are being organised by Sandra Sutters of St Michaels Car Hire. The cost of lunch and dinners will be donated directly back  to the organisations by the hotel's Savannah Charitiable Trust. All bookings contact Sandra on 07798 677 777


A huge "Thank You" from Macmillan Cancer Support!

Sales of Colin Young's book, 'St. Michaels Memories'  enabled our village to donate £1250 to Macmillan Cancer Support. A cheque for this amount was handed to their representative during our Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in December.

This couldn't have taken place without the generous support of the residents of St. Michaels & surrounding areas, who purchased copies of this enthralling reference work.

All profits (including future sales) from the book are divided between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Community Group, for the sole benefit of St. Michaels. There are still copies available from the Village Post Office, Tenterden Museum and Waterstones in Tenterden.

The following is a copy of the letter of thanks from Macmillan. Click on the image to see it in a readable format.




Community Group Events 


"Elvis is in THE HALL" - Saturday 22nd February 2014! 

Coming soon to St Michaels Village Hall. Amazing Elvis Presley tribute evening. More information to follow .



Barn  Dance - Back by Popular Request - Sat. 16th November 2013 !

Following the huge success of their inaugural barn dance in June, St Michaels Village Hall have been inundated by requests to repeat this amazing entertaining evening. So here it is folks! Tickets will be available soon for only £12 which includes supper. Music by the Isle of Oxney Barn Dance band and lashings of  "Red Eye" served by our very own Wonkey Donkey saloon girls!!!! Dust of those dancing boots and get practising! All proceeds goes towards the Halls Refurbishment Fund.  


St. Michaels Victorian Fun Day 8th Sept 2013 - The Recreation Ground

Just 2 weeks to go to the highlight of our 150th anniversary year. The event will be officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Tenterden, Robin & Vyvienne Wade and amongst its many delights will be:

  • Punch & Judy show
  • Smilies Dance Troupe
  • Childrens games and competitions
  • Face painting
  • Dog show - many classes
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Beer Tent/BBQ
  • Variety of interesting stalls to browse
  • Lucky program draw for amazing prize plus "boozy barrow"
  • Long awaited vicious Tug o' War contest between the Crown & Fat Ox ( Both Mens & Ladies Teams)
  • And much much more!

You owe it to yourself and your friends to attend this great family event that will be talked about for many years to come!

"If you snooze you loose"!

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St. Michaels Exhibition at Tenterden Museum

1st August to 5th October 2013



To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St. Michael and All Angels church and the subsequent start of the Village of St. Michaels - the successor to the Hamlet of Boarsisle - the Tenterden & District Museum is to stage an exhibition entirely devoted to St. Michaels. The exhibition will be open from 1st August to October 5th, 11am to 4.30pm and will include sections on:

  • St Michael & All Angels church
  • Homewood School
  • The railway
  • Local artists & sportsme
  • The archaeology of the area
  • Important families
The fast selling, recently launched book, “Memories of St. Michaels” written by Colin Young and published by the Community Group will be on sale. This will be the first Exhibition entirely devoted to St. Michaels to be staged by the Museum, and will be yet another step in the development of the village as a thriving community and neighbourhood



“St. Michaels Memories” – Now on sale !

A history of the village in the Ancient Borough of Boresisle and in the Parish of St. Michael & All Angels.
By Colin W. M. Young



Next On-Line "Beat Meeting" for Tenterden & St Michaels! - 20th June '13 - 7-8pm


Following the success of pevious on-line meetings PCSO Danielle Archer will once more be hosting a session for residents in Tenterden and St Michaels on the above date. "Beat Meet" is an on line forum, where residents can talk on-line and raise issues concerning crime or anti-social behaviour in their community directly with local officers from the comfort of their laptop or home computer!

Following the recent malicious vandalism in St Michaels recreation ground toilets along with a deluge of broken wing mirrors in Grange Road I'm sure you'll have many questions to raise

To join this meeting please visit the Kent Police website or simply click on the link below.
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Golden Wedding !

Congratulations to local couple David & Jean Curteis who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday night at the Tenterden Club.




Council Surgery & Coffee Mornings!




Boot Fair at St Michaels Village Hall - Sunday 2nd June

Why not come along to our forthcoming grand boot fair and grab yourself the bargain of the century?. Alternatively, for a very modest fee book a pitch and make some cash from your unwanted goods!

"Country Fever grips St Michaels!

Over 80 people of all age groups packed St Michaels Village Hall last night to partake of locally produced food & drink and dance the night away to the rustic tones of the Isle of Oxney Barn Dance band. Everyone who came had a fantastic time "strippin' the willow" as well as "sinkin' the pints" and as for some " barn dance virgins", new skills were definitely learnt!.
Exact proceeds from the evening are still being calculated but, thanks to the generousity of local businesses along with a high turnout we expect this to be not insignificant. Certainly it will get the Hall of to a good start on the journey towards the £100k target required for refurbishment and modernisation. Due to the unprecedented popularity of the event it's also likely another dance may be held later in the year.
Well done to all who came along to support us and who donated raffle prizes or bought tickets and a big thank you to the Village Hall trustees involved in the planning and organising of the evening.


The launch of “St. Michaels Memories” – Coming soon on 30th June !

A history of the village in the Ancient Borough of Boresisle and in the Parish of St. Michael & All Angels.
By Colin W. M. Young

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Church of St. Michael & All Angels from whence the village takes its name, St Michaels Community Group is publishing the first edition of this enthralling historical masterpiece.Truly an accomplished piece of work this is the culmination of a ‘labour of love’ by local historian and genealogist Colin Young, who has compiled the story of our wealden village from its earliest known origins.
It incorporates in detail the history, geography, buildings, places, businesses, farms and residents, etc, over the years. It is crammed with facts, figures and images, with anecdotes from residents both past and present, and makes for an absorbing work of reference. Those with a family history in St. Michaels will find it especially fascinating, as many will be familiar with the geography of the area in years gone by.
The book is A4 in size, contains 92 pages of text and photographs and will retail for £15. We’ll also be happy to post a copy to you for an additional £2.50 (UK mainland). All proceeds from the sales of the publication following production costs will be split equally between Community Group projects and the author’s chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Research.
Carefully edited by Community Group members Trevor Bingham and Rosemary Dayborn, we now plan to officially launch the book on 30th June at St Michaels Primary School and copies will be available for sale from then onwards. You may however, reserve your very own copy right now by visiting our “contacts page” and detailing your name, address, E mail and telephone number. Alternatively E mail me directly at the address below
Many thanks in anticipation of your support for our wonderful village.
Ken Mulholland - St. Michaels Village Community Group - Mob 07568 063309

Q's & A's from last nights On-line "Beat Meeting" for Tenterden & St Michaels!

Many thanks to Danielle Archer our PCSO for hosting last nights on-line meeting. A lively session which was well worth attending. To view the content of this new style discussion forum simply click on the link below . Follow up on-line meetings together with other associated crime prevention activities by our local police will be announced on this site as well as St Michaels Facebook page going forward.

St Michaels celebrates St George's Day - Tues. 23rd April '13


On-line "Beat meeting" for Tenterden & St Michaels! - 25th April '13

Danielle Archer and Angie Burden our PCSO's are trialling a great new initiative for residents in Tenterden and St Michaels aimed at reaching out to people who simply can't attend current style conventional PACT meetings. "Beat Meet" is an on line forum, which has proven highly successful in other areas, where residents can talk online and raise issues concerning crime or anti-social behaviour in their community directly with local officers from the comfort of their laptop or home computer!
To join this inaugural meeting on 25th at 7pm please visit the Kent Police website or simply click on the link below.

St Michaels Barn Dance - coming soon to a Hall near you!

A chance to brush up on your country dancing technique and have a real fun time with all your friends. Featuring a live local band and a fully licensed bar to boot! This is an evening not to be missed so why not bring bring all the family.
It's only a "tenner" folks so contact Pam on 01580 765081 or Tracey on 01580 766811 to secure your tickets
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Village Hall refurbishment and modernisation project aimed at creating a community facility for future generations.
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PACT ( Police and Community Together) meeting - 30th April '13

Why not take this oportunity to come along and discuss any issues or concerns you may have on crime or anti-social behaviour with our local police officers and PCSO Angie Burden?


Dedication of memorial bench to the late Ian Foreman

A truly "bitter sweet" occasion took place on Saturday morning 9th March when we officially dedicated a new bench in front of St Michaels post office to the memory of Ian a founding member of the Community Group. In the photograph below are close members of the Foreman family together with representatives from the Group

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Spring Fair !!!!

Blow away those "winter blues" enjoy yourself and grab a prize at our forthcoming spring fair!. Lots of fun for all the family. Why not even take a trade stall? All proceeds go towards the hall's major refurbishment program aimed at creating better community facilities for future generations!


Crime & Burglaries in St Michaels & surrounding areas

The recent spate of burglaries in St Michaels since last October is concerning to all of us. As a response to this the Community Group in conjunction with Tenterden Town Council have organised a public meeting with Chief Inspector Hibben who has responsibility for policing and allocation of resources in our area. The meeting will take place in the Tenterden Club at 7pm on 31st January.
Following on from this The Group are hosting a "Crime Prevention Workshop" run by our local Community Warden and PCSO in the Village Hall on Sunday morning 9am - 12 noon, 10th February. Please do come along and support these initiatives.
By working together we WILL beat crime!

Grand Christmas Ball & Lights Switch-on

Two great events not to be missed!

Mums & Dads ( or not) why not book up for the Ball on Saturday evening 1st December! Ring Sandra on 07798 677777. All proceeds in aid of Community Group & Village Hall. Then on Sunday 2nd December, bring all the family to our annual Church and Christmas Tree Lights switch-on. That old favourite, Santa Claus will be in attendance and we'll be holding our mini Xmas Fayre with toys and St Michaels Christmas cards on sale. There'll be mince pies, roasted chestnuts, mulled wine; an amazing raffle and much much more for all to enjoy!
The celebration commences at 4pm in St Michael & All Angels with a beautiful family service during which the church floodights will be illuminated for the very first time this yuletide. There will then be a procession down to the "point" to enjoy carols sung by the C of E school choir. At exactly 5pm the St Michaels Tree lights will be switched on by a pupil from the primary school aided hopefully by the Mayor of Tenterden ( TBC ). Rev Eileen Harrop will then give her blessing.
Shortly after this Santa arrrives HO! HO! HO! - So you simply must come along to partake in the festivities and help St Michaels "Ring in the bells of Christmas"
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Diamond Jubilee Tree Planting Ceremony by Sir Donald Sinden & Doreen Mortimer - 27/10/2012!


Bathed in glorious autumnal sunshine and surrounded by about fifty St Michael’s villagers, Sir Donald Sinden and local resident Doreen Mortimer emerged as “stars of the show" at the recent Tree Planting Ceremony commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth ll. The Rev. Eileen Harrop's tribute to the late Ian Foreman, a founding member of the Community Group together with her blessing of the Tree and all that it represented made this occasion a truly historic event.

In attendance was the Mayor of Tenterden Cllr. Robin Wade and Ashford Borough Cllr. John Link who assisted with the planting as did various members of the Community Group and local children.

The rain managed to hold of and the “sun shone on the righteous”. Afterwards a sumptuous afternoon tea was enjoyed by all in the village hall.

A great day in the history of St Michaels!

Grand Quiz Nite! - in conjunction with the Village Hall Management Committee

The Community Group in conjunction with the Village Hall Management Committee are hosting a Quiz evening to find the "brains" of St Michael's. This could well be a very long night folks!!!!
When - Saturday 29th September 2012 - 7pm for 7.30pm
Where - St Michael's Village Hall
Tickets - £5 person - Tables of 8 - contact Rosemary Dayborn 01580 765343
Drinks & Nibbles - Bring your own and show the rest of the village how knowledgeable you really are!!
Proceeds - All in aid of the Village Hall sustainability programme and general Community Group projects

Wildlife Art & Photography Exhibition


Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations - Dame Shirley Bassey - Tribute Nite - Sunday 3rd June 2012

( with supporting group - The Acropolis)

The Community Group in conjunction with St Michaels Executive Car Hire are hosting a special Dame Shirley Bassey tribute evening to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Drinks bar and dancing 8pm til midnght!
When - Sunday 3rd June 2012
Where - The Tenterden club
Tickets - £15 each ( available from Sandra Sutters 07798 677777)
Proceeds - in aid of Kent Air Ambulance & Community Group

Sounds of the Caribbean engulf St Michael’s! - Summer 2011

Despite somewhat unpredictable weather, the sun shone brightly on St Michael’s on Sunday 11th September as hundreds of folk arrived to support the Community Groups 3rd summer Fun Day and what must have been the first ever Caribbean themed fete in the history of the village. Even a short “tropical downpour” did little to dampen the enthusiasm of local residents.
Opened at 12 noon by Harry Hickmott in his capacity as Town Crier, and eloquently compered by Mr John Hoads, musical entertainment was provided throughout the afternoon by headline act Nostalgia Steel band from London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival. As their rhymic beat permeated the recreation ground, four teams fiercely competed in “It’s a Knock out” competition and the now legendary “tug of war” contest; all of which were run in strict military fashion by Tenterden Army Cadet Force’s “B” company. Amazingly, despite being handicapped by “yours truly” the St Michaels Post Office & Fish & Chip shop( AKA The chippies”) reigned victorious in both contests over the Crown, the Scouts and Nostalgia Steel band; a good omen I’m sure for the owners of this new business initiative right in the heart of the village.
Smilies Dance Troupe enthralled the crowd with a stunning professional performance whilst the Dog Show and Face Painting competitions proved more popular than ever; as did the raffle where many valuable prizes were win. Games, catering all age groups and stalls selling locally made goods and produce were in abundance with additional features this year comprising of limbo dancing, fencing and hobby horse jousting. Once more the barbecue and beer tent provided much needed sustenance and refreshment for all. .
The Fun Day was a great success and thanks must go to everyone who helped make it happen and most importantly to those of you who turned out to support us on the day.


Our Christmas Lights Switch-on Thursday 1st December 2011


In total contrast to our previous Christmas switch-on when we combated heavy snow (at least seasonal), Thursday 1st December 2011 must surely go on record as being the wettest day of the year. Oblivious to the relentless rain outside, a short family service took place within the dryer confines of St Michael and All Angels church commencing at 6pm. Conducted by Reverend Cannon Lindsay Hammond and attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Tenterden, the service consisted of several carols and lessons where the children of St Michael’s truly emerged as “stars”. The ultimate highlight had to be when the internal lighting was switched of so that the congregation might experience the effect of the floodlighting being illuminated for the first time of the season. Following the service, mulled wine and sausage rolls were enjoyed by all and those brave enough then made their way to the “point” for the annual Christmas Tree switch-on.
In pouring rain and umbrella in hand, at approximately 7pm The Mayor, Cllr. Phillip Carley honoured us by switching on the tree lights. This was immediately followed by a visit from that old timeless favourite Father Christmas, who distributed sweets to children whose excitement simply refused to be dampened by the inclement weather. More mulled wine together with mince pies, sausage rolls and roasted chestnuts were aplenty as were sales of “sabre lights, bunny ears” and St Michael’s Christmas cards. Raffle tickets were in big demand for an extensive range of excellent high quality prizes generously donated by local businesses and individuals.
We'd like to thank all local residents and businesses for their continuing support and generosity and a special mention of the “lads” from the Crown who in drenched conditions, erected the marquee in record time

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If any resident would like to know more about our activities or has suggestions for future sponsorships that would benefit the village in general please do contact us via this site or come along to our open monthly meetings and help strengthen the team.

St Michael's Village Hall

( Our village hall now has it's very own dedicated page. Please click on the "Village Hall" tab above for further information )


Church of England - Tenterden, St Michael's & Smallhythe



 Quiz Night in aid of the Church



Quiz Night 2017 - Calling all Clubs

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Calling all Quizzers







Eileen's Farewell!

Sunday 23rd August 2015 saw the Revd. Eillen Harrop's final farewell service in St Michaels Church. Tea and refreshments were provided afterwards in the Village Hall courtesy of the Community Group with contributions from the ladies of the church.  We thank the Revd Eileen for her 3 years of dedicated service to the village and wish her and husband Brian every success in the future





Special Poppy Service- Sunday 28th June 2015 -3pm

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Church floodlighting!.

The church will be floodlit from Sunday 30th November until 6th January 2015.
The cost of lighting is £5 per night. If anyone would like to nominate a night in memory of a loved one all donations will be gratefully received.
Please send donations to Carol Stevens, Kent House Ashford Road, St.Michaels TN30 6PY.  
Wishing everyone in St Michaels the Peace of the Christ-child this Christmas, and may the year be crowned with His Goodness.
From The Vicar, Canon Lindsay Hammond; The Assistant Curate The Reverend Eileen Harrop; all the Ministry Team of Tenterden Benefice; and members of St Michael's Parochial Church Council (PCC)





"Son et Lumiere"- A St Michaels autumn treat!


Synopsis of this historical Event courtesy of Dr. Raymond Crawfurd

"St. Michael’s Church, Tenterden is putting on a Son et Lumiere production in the church from Nov 5th to 9th to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the building and consecration of the church, and of the naming of the village of St. Michael’s, formerly the hamlet of Boarsisle.
“Son et Lumiere” is a spectacle in music, sound and dialogue with stunning visual effects and images, telling the story of St. Michael’s from earliest days up to the present. There are no live actors and the audience lives in the centre of the action. Roman soldiers march along the road that lies beneath the church; the peasants of the Weald suffer invasions from across the Channel; centuries later they prepare for another invasion from Napoleon’s armies. The windows shatter under the cannons of the battle of Britain and again from the hurricane of ’87. Two Wars claim the lives of many of the village’s young men, but through it all the village comes together and builds itself up in good times and bad into the thriving community it is today.
The production team is drawn from great local talent. David Caulfield, drawing on the script of the Centenary Son et Lumiere, has entirely rewritten the screenplay and brought it up to date. Dan Turner, a former choirboy at St. Michael’s is the sound engineer, and putting the whole soundtrack together. John Sewell and Tim Soden are in charge of the lighting and light effects. Peter Mould is producer and casting the screenplay from local actors. Ed Adams, the church organist is writing and playing the incidental music.
The local school and church and the land they stand on were largely the result of the effort and money of one man, the first Vicar of St. Michael’s, the Reverend Seaman Curteis Tress Beale. The church building alone cost £9000, which in today’s money is about £700,000. His fine memorial is in the church today and his grave just outside the East end of the church.
This will be a great experience. Miss it and you’ve missed it. There won’t be another for the next 50 years."
Tickets, £10 each from Raymond Crawfurd ( 01580 762967) , Carol Stevens ( 01580 762703) or Travelux ( 01580 764344).

Rev Eileen's "Very Special Service"


Congratulations to Rev Eileen Harrop, who celebated her first service as a fully ordained priest on Sunday 30th June. St Michael & All Angels was packed to capacity indicative of the high esteem Eileen is held in by all of us in St Michaels, Tenterden and Smallhythe

St Michaels 150th Anniversary - Banner & Logo Competition !!

( See below for some clues to help you get started!)

The 1st August 2013 is the 15Oth anniversary of the consecration of the church of St Michael & All Angels. The hamlet that was previously Boresisle gradually adopted the name of "St Michaels" for the modern day village that we now all know and love. To mark this auspicious occasion in our history, the Church and St Michaels Village Community Group are holding a competition for children in the area to take part in a commemorative Banner and Logo competition.
The Banner competition applies to all children 3-11 years who either go to school in St Michaels or attend the church. The winning entry will be made into a commemorative banner that will be blessed, contained and used by the church. The logo competition is for older children and teenagers 12 -18 years who live or go to school in St Michaels or attend the church. Here the winning entry will be used as the official symbol signifying the 150th anniversary of the church and the village.
Full entry and eligibility details can be obtained from:
  • St Michael & All Angels church
  • The Village Post Office
  • Shop Around The Clock
Please note that all completed entries should be returned to one of these locations by Saturday 13th July 2013.
Best of luck to everyone!

Quiz with Fish n’ Chips and Drinks Bar in Village Hall - a huge success!!

Saturday 27th April saw a tremendous turnout for St Michaels church quiz with many teams competing for the coveted Elsie Phythian trophy. Proceeds raised by the event following expenses came to just over £900. Each year St Michael & all Angels give 10% of its disposable income to charities at home and abroad. Last year this came to £1700, not at all bad for a relatively small church!
Veteran quizmaster Walter Williamson from Shoreham Lane presided throughout the evening where the “Chamber Pots” pictured below reigned supreme as the intellectual champions.

St. Michael & All Angels service details

3rd Sunday of month
Holy Communion - 8.00 am.
Family Service or Family Communion 10.00 am.
All other Sundays - Parish Communion - 10.00 am.
Holy Communion - 11.00 am.
A special Service of Wholeness & Healing- Sunday 21st October 2012
4pm - Afternoon tea in the church
4.30pm - The special service commences and should conclude by 5.15pm

St. Michael & All Angels - Grand Quiz

This great evening out will provide lubrication and sustenance for both mind and body. Why not come along and bring your friends?
Coming soon to a Church near you!
Wishing everyone in St Michaels the Peace of the Christ-child this Christmas, and may the year be crowned with His Goodness.
From The Vicar, Canon Lindsay Hammond; The Assistant Curate The Reverend Eileen Harrop; all the Ministry Team of Tenterden Benefice; and members of St Michael's Parochial Church Council (PCC)


St. Michaels CEP School

Womens Institute

Presidents: Frances Morris - 01580 764320. Hilary Wilkins 01233 851072
Secretary: Brigitte Watkins - 01580 765085
Treasurer: Jennie Ellerington
Meetings held in St Michaels Village Hall at 7.30pm on third Monday of each month unless otherwise stated. For further information please contact any of above.

Meetings for 2014:

20th January '14 -Speaker: Van Greeves - "Wills & Trusts"
17th February '14 - Speaker: Kristina Boulden - "Romney Marsh Wools" Competition - A Valentines Poem
17th March '14 -Members Evening: Workshops Competition: A Spring Posy
14th April '14 - Speaker: Alan Sage - "Willow Garden Structures". Competition - A Decorated Egg
19th May '14 - A.G.M - Fish & Chip Supper
16th June '14 - Speaker: Sue Duckworth - "Romney March Churches" Competition - A Single Rose
21st July '14 - Birthday Meeting - "The Land Army Girls" Competition - 1940's dress ( optional)
18th August '14 - Speaker: Sue Scrivens - "Peru". Competition - Something South American
15th September '14 -Speaker: Margaret Roylance - "Music is my Life". Competition - A Funny Shaped Vegetable
20th October '14 - Speaker: Alison Ellman-Brown - "Know Your Buttons". Competition - A Button Collage
17th November '14 -  Hands on Flower Arranging. Competition - a Firework Picture
15th December '14 - Christmas Meeting
Coffee mornings at St Michaels Village Hall 10am - 12pm every first Saturday of the month

Support Group for Carers

Do you or do you know someone who looks after a disabled friend or relative young or old? A Carers Support Group is now started. Anyone can call Carers Support during office hours on 01233 66439 or write to Carers Support, Norman House, Beaver Business Park, Beaver Road, Ashford, TN23 7SH. Alternatively E Mail: Keeley Taylor on