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Friends of St Margarets


St Margarets church, Bethersden

The Friends of St Margaret’s Church, Bethersden is a registered charity (no. 296611) that was founded in 1987 to raise money for essential repairs and to contribute towards improvements to St Margaret’s church.

The church has stood in the heart of the village for over 1,000 years and the aim of The Friends is to help ensure that it continues to do so for generations to come.

What we do

Examples of projects that The Friends of St Margarets have contributed towards include:

  • replacing decaying pews
  • laying of a York Stone floor in part of the nave
  • new internal doors
  • restoration and cleaning of stained and leaded glazing.

Fund raising is never easy but The Friends of St Margarets approach is to focus on three or four key events each year so that there is something that will appeal to everyone.   For example, for the last 30 years, The Friends has organised a concert by the King’s Men – the choral and organ scholars of King’s College, Cambridge.  We also hold a annual summer party for everyone who lives in Bethersden.  Full details of these events can be found in the events section of this website or click the links below.


The Friends of St Margarets has over 150 members and is run by a committee of enthusiastic volunteers.  If you would like to get involved or become a member, please get in touch with our Honorary Secretary :

Anna Green
Melville House, The Street,Bethersden, TN26 3AE
Tel: 01233 822063 or Email:

The friends also have a Facebook page:

Annual membership costs: £5.00 (individual) / £9.00 (family).

The church of St Margarets, Bethersden is a member of the the Benefice of Bethersden, High Halden and Woodchurch. Click here to visit the St Margarets page on the Benefice website (opens in separate tab)

Information on other churches and chapels in Bethersden can be found on this website by clicking here