The Bridge Group Parish


Nackington   Lower Hardres   Bridge   Patrixbourne   Bekesbourne

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Welcome to the Bridge Group Parish

We are a group of five rural church congregations joined as one single parish. All churches are within a few miles south of Canterbury and are overseen by our Vicar, Reverend Estella Last.

Upcoming Services

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January Benefice Service Schedule


Sunday 12th January - Bridge - 10.00am Benefice Communion

Sunday 19th January - Lower Hardres - 10.00am Benefice Communion

Sunday 26th January - Patrixbourne - 10.00am Benefice Communion


Sunday 2nd February

  • Nackington - All Welcome at the other Services in the Benefice
  • Lower Hardres - 11am Family Communion
  • Bridge - 6.00pm Evensong
  • Patrixbourne - 9.00am Sung Eucharist
  • Bekesbourne - 10.00am Songs of Praise.

Sunday 10th February

  • Nackington - 9.00am Sung Eucharist
  • Lower Hardres - All welcome at other services in the Benefice
  • Bridge - 11.00am Family Communion
  • Patrixbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice
  • Bekesbourne - All welcome at other services in the Benefice

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More Services


There are yellow FOOD BANK bins in St Peter's Church, Bridge and St Mary's Church, Patrixbourne.

Donations always welcome, thank you.

The Food Bank are currently short on donations of toiletries and cleaning products

visit Canterbury Food Bank 

to find out more!

Messy First Birthday!

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped with Messy Church over the last year. To those of you who have run crafts, donated supplies, cooked food and served refreshments Messy Church would not have happened without you! Here are a few snapshots from the birthday celebrations.


Single Parish Update

We would like to announce the good news that from the 1st January our 3 parishes are to unite as one - The Parish of the Bridge Group! There will be a careful and considered handover process in the early part of 2020 as we join together to strengthen and renew our commitment to Mission within our villages.





Merry Christmas from The Bridge Benefice

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!




Celebration of Toms Window and Restoration Work at St Peter's, Bridge

On Sunday 29th September we had some very special visitors to St Peter's, Bridge. The Arch Bishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archdeacon Jo Kelly-Moore led a service of celebration for the completion of the restoration works and the dedication of 'Tom's Window'.





As a Parish we take Safeguarding our community very seriously. Safeguarding issues can be raised by speaking to the following people:

Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Rev. Estella Last  01227 206272  email:

Safeguarding Officer: Rosemary Whatley via the office on 01227 206272 email:

Churchwardens: Evelyn Andrews, Laurence Dunderdale, Carol Day,  Nicola Fry, Andrea Nicholson, Pauline Pritchard, Scilla Wright.

The Parish Safeguarding Policy can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

For more information on the Church of England Safeguarding Contacts please see the link below: