Welcome to our website where we celebrate the seventh year of the Friends of Wateringbury Church


Carve Their Names With Pride

Our next talk will be on Friday 17th May 2019

Discover the real life stories of female secret agents of the Second World War, how they were recruited and their heroic exploits.

Talk given by Dr Juliette Pattinson, Head of School (History) at the University of Kent

Join us for an amazing evening of war time stories that led to numerous books and films.

Doors open 7pm  |  Talk starts at 7.30pm


Tickets £5 per adult…children go FREE


Click here to pre-book Tickets

or call 01622 812 933






Thank you to everyone who came to our Strawberry Tea Party.

We raised over £700 – a tremendous contribution – thank you!


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Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 7.30pm

The Friends of Wateringbury Church’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday17th July 2018 at St John the Baptist Church, Wateringbury at 7.30pm.  Members and public are all welcome.

The AGM will look to approve the Financial Statements for the period to 31st March 2018 and, if considered fit, approve and elect/re-elect trustees to the Board.  If you are interested in becoming a trustee, please submit your name to the Secretary with a proposer and seconder by Tuesday midnight 10 July 2018.  At the AGM, only members of FOWC will be eligible to vote.

As the AGM is the FOWC’s formal annual public meeting, members are encouraged to submit written questions in advance by Tuesday midnight 10 July 2018.  However, questions will be taken on the night.


Click here to see the full agenda >>


Frances English – Secretary – 01622 812471






Pending due diligence, FOWC has pledged £25,000 to the PCC in support of the spire re-shingling project which is hoped to start in April 2018.  A HUGE thank you to all who have supported us and been so generous.

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Next event:

Morgan Cars Talk

20th May, 2pm - 4pm , Manor Farm, Wateringbury

The Friends of Wateringbury Church invite you to see and learn about Morgan Cars at an event hosted by Brands Hatch Morgan.

  • View the cars
  • Ask questions to true experts
  • Win a ride in a Morgan
  • Children’s games & refreshments available

Gates open at 1.30pm. All proceeds support the maintenance, improvements to and preservation of the Church and church yard.

Buy your tickets in advance or on the day

£5 for adults – children U16 free with an accompanying adult

Contact: ed.mellor@ipsos.com




Date for the diary:




Manor Farm, Wateringbury 2-5pm

Everyone is welcome to come and join us in the beautiful gardens of Manor Farm. Glasses of Pimm’s will be on offer and the opportunity to buy tea/coffee and delicious homemade cakes, and local strawberries and cream, kindly donated by Hugh Lowe Farms.

To complete the afternoon, a white elephant stall and raffle will be run whilst you relax and/or play garden games – croquet, rounders, boules and more with a children’s lucky dip.

Admission is free and pedestrian and car entry is via the farm entrance in Old Road.

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After many years of being baked by the sun and battered by the elements, the wooden shingles on the Church spire have finally perished and are in urgent need of replacement.   All 14,000 of them.  Before it is too late.

It is hoped that work could start on the spire next Spring – depending on funding. It could cost as much as @£70,000 for oak shingles. FOWC has pledged at least £10,000 towards the cost of the re-shingling…

FOWC is offering you a unique opportunity!

For only £1 per shingle, you can sponsor a shingle – or as many as you would like – and we will put your name in a special Commemorative Book which will be kept as part of the village’s legacy.

If you would like to sponsor a shingle and be part of this generational legacy project, please email friends@fowc.org.uk or telephone FOWC Secretary Frances English on 01622 812471.  Alternatively, look out for us at village events,

Thank you to all of those who have already sponsored a shingle.  Your donations are very much appreciated!

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