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The Reverend Simon R. Young was licensed as Associate Priest and Chaplain for Mission to the Benefice of Milton Regis with Murston, Bapchild and Tonge on Thursday 6 June 2019. Simon has taken an unusual path into ordained ministry. He was ordained deacon in Rochester Cathedral in 1999, but after a year in parish ministry, took a detour which found him working in a children’s home for three years before training as a teacher. He worked for ten happy years as a class teacher at Cheriton Primary School near Folkestone, but midway through this time, the call to ordained ministry stirred his heart again. Encouraged by his parish priest, Simon was Licensed as a self-supporting deacon in July 2014, serving in the Parish of St Michael and All Angels, Kingsnorth, Ashford for a year. In July 2015, Simon was ordained priest and began a curacy in what is now the Benefice of Faversham. Simon is married to Marcia and they have a son, Robert, and a daughter, Lucy. Simon’s interests include music of many genres (the Beach Boys being a favourite), fiction and poetry. He is proud of his family roots in Scotland and Cornwall, but has come to love the county of Kent. We welcome Simon and his family to the benefice!

July Messy Church

Murston Church - Sunday 28th July from 3.30 pm

n.b. there will be no Messy Church at Bapchild School in July or August due to the Summer Holidays, but families are more than welcome to join us at Murston Messy Church.

Theme this month : Everything Worships God!

New families are always welcome, any questions please contact Jo Apps at or ring 07881 652828

Sat 17th August 10 am-noon

Our coffee morning is a great time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea and homemade cake as well as a raffle!

It is also a good time to see old friends and catch up, as well as for the men of the parish to enjoy fellowship.

The Vicar is available to take bookings for Weddings and Christenings, as well as to answer any questions about the church, parish or benefice.

Do pop in, and feel free to bring friends!

Everybody Welcome

Donations of good quality used school uniform can be left in the labled Green Wheelie bin outside Murston church. They'll be collected, washed and ironed ready for distribution at our Family Fun Day.

If you'd like to help, we'd appreciate donations of stationery items for the luck dip and Raffle prizes. Home baked cakes, cookies or pastries would also be gratefully received. Thank you!

All Saints Church, Muston


Friday 20th September 2.45 pm until 3.45 pm

Pop by for some homemade baked goodies. The kettle will be on if you fancy stopping for a tea or coffee. Whilst you're here, why not pick up some free school uniform.