Community Events

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

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:    Annual Bike Ride

  • “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.

Film Nights

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:

Indoor Bowls

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.

Pilates classes

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.