Community Events Around the Parish
There are numerous societies and groups meeting in and around this active Parish including:
Alzheimer and Dementia Support Group
Meets every third Tuesday of the month, 10am – 12noon at St John’s Church Centre, Wrotham Road, Meopham. For further details call 01474 533990 www.alz-dem.org
Charity Bike Ride
The Cloisters Bike Ride this year raised money for the Heart of Kent Hospice and St Mary’s. The Bike Ride took place on the May Bank Holiday Monday, and some 500 cyclists enjoyed the delightful scenery of Kent’s North Downs in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
There were three levels:
- “The Challenge” – 44 miles – a lovely ride on many unknown lanes
- “The Classic” – A great ride that includes a short 1 in 4 hill
- “The Cruise” – Quiet lanes especially suitable for the occasion cyclist and for families with younger children.
A wonderful day out with full back up, refreshments, a ploughman’s lunch and tea with scrumptious homemade cakes. Check this website in 2020 for information about future charity bike rides.
St Mary’s regularly welcomes choral groups who hold concerts at the Church. Our Christmas Choir performs at the annual Nine Lessons and Carols Concert.
Held on Friday evenings monthly over the winter months in Fairseat Village Hall.
Horticultural Society Shows
Popular events in the community calendar are the Horticultural Society’s Spring, Summer and Autumn Shows. With produce ranging from eggs, fruit, vegetables, baking and preserves, to photography and handicrafts, the shows have something of interest for everyone. To find out more please contact: email@example.com
Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm in Stansted Village Hall. Contact Will Peat 01474 855643
Open Air Theatre
Annual visits are made by touring theatre company, The Rude Mechanicals, who perform open air Commedia dell’ Arte Musical theatre.
All held in the Cloisters Room, St Mary’s
Mondays 6.30 – 7.30pm
Tuesdays 11 am – 12 noon
Fridays 11am – 12 noon
Scottish Country Dancing
Wednesdays from 7.30-9.30pm in Stansted Village Hall.
A gentle workout and great fun all at the same time. New members very welcome. To find out more please contact: Sheila 01732 822625
Village May Fair
Held annually in Stansted village hall and on the village green, with traditional maypole dancing.
Village Fete September 5th 2020
The annual Village Fete is very popular and includes a Gymkhana, Farmers’ Market and the ever popular Dog Show, all taking place on Stansted village green with traditional games, sideshows and events.
The Village Market
Held on the first Thursday of each month in Stansted Village Hall. Featuring home made produce, books, greetings cards, plants etc.