Yalding Parish Churches - Yalding | Collier Street | Laddingford

St. Peter & St. Paul's, Yalding

St Peter and St Paul's Yalding is a Grade 1* listed, dating from the 13th and 14th centuries. The impression today is of a bright well cared for church, still retaining many interesting and charming original features (decorative Nave ceiling, most of the wooden pews and a few Victorian windows still remaining). There is a fine pipe organ dating from 1905. The six bells are rung each week and were re-hung in 1978. Yalding has an average attendance of 62 adults and 10 young children.

New rooms were added in 2003, forming a vestry, a servery, an accessible toilet, a store, and two meeting rooms above which facilitate our regular Junior Church, after- service fellowship and community events hosted by the church, which include concerts and catering where requested.

We do not have a church hall but we have a fine village hall which is heavily used to host the large number of local organisations' events (over 60 at the last count).

The church is floodlit and lies in a large, closed churchyard behind 18th century houses fronting the High Street.

There is a separate extension churchyard for current burials. The closed churchyard is maintained by Maidstone Borough Council and the extension by a village volunteer team.

Yalding Parochial Church Council (PCC) is made up of 9 members, 2 Deanery Synod members and the Vicar is an ex-officio member including all sub committees.

The PCC is divided into 3 Sub Committees and lead by:

Worship Fr Paul Kish
Children & Youth Rachel Curley
Finance Rachel Curley
Yalding Ministry Fr Paul Kish / Churchwardens
Laddingford Ministry Jeremy Tenison-Smith/Margaret Tate
Deanery Synod Trish Oyler
Outreach Rachel Curley (Churchwarden)
Website & Parish Magazine Rachel Curley (Churchwarden)
Plant & Fabric Andrew Thurston on before of the PCC
Laddingford Fabric Trish Oyler on behalf of Graham Spillman

Contact us - St. Peter & St. Paul, Yalding
Vicar Father Paul Kish 01622 814182 vicar@yaldingchurches.co.uk Vicar
Churchwardens Rachel Curley 01622 814159 rachel@dizrat.com Outreach / Children & Youth
Jermey Tenison-Smith 01892 730910 jeremy.tenison_smith@yahoo.co.uk Laddingford Ministry
Parish Secretary Sue Crompton 01622 814182 office@yaldingchurches.co.uk Parish Secretary
      Tues & Thurs 10.00am - 12.00pm  
PCC Secretary
Jenny Scott
PCC Treasurer Rachel Curley email only please treasurer@yaldingchurches.co.uk Acting Treasurer
PCC Member Pamela Curley   pamelavcurley@hotmail.co.uk House Keeping
PCC Member Daniel Sharman     Director of Music
PCC Member Sue Crompton   office@yaldingchurches.co.uk Parish Secretary
PCC Member Margaret Tate   office@yaldingchurches.co.uk Laddingford Ministry
PCC Member Ian Hoad     TBC
Safe Guarding Sue Crompton 01622 814182 office@yaldingchurches.co.uk Safe Guarding
Deanery Synod Trish Oyler   t.oyler@btinternet.com Deanery Synod Rep