Saturday 21st April, 7.30 pm

VOCE (Voices of Cambridge Ensemble)

This gifted group of formal choral scholars from Trinity College, Cambridge and friends return to St Bart’s, Otford on 21st April, at 7.30pm.

They will sing music ranging from the sixteenth century composer Allegri to a modern close-harmony arrangement of John Brown's Body, and a selection of classic hymns of pilgrimage.  As well as music performed by the full choir there will be items by a smaller ensemble  - with string accompaniment, and an organ solo.

Tickets at £15 - which includes refreshments - are available from St Bartholomew’s Church Office (01959 523185 mornings only).



Saturday 19th May, 6.30 pm

To mark the completion of our re-ordering and redecoration project, we will be welcoming Terry Waite to Otford for a special evening on Saturday 19th May at 6.30 pm when he will be in conversation with former BBC broadcaster, Nick Page. This will be followed by a reception with canapes and Terry’s books will be available to be bought and signed.

Tickets for this evening are now available from the Church Office 01959 523185 (mornings only) and Joan Beacom 01959 524304, price £20. Proceeds to Church Funds

As the international envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury during the 1980s, Terry Waite successfully negotiated the release of British hostages, first from Iran and then from Libya. Then, when trying to do the same in Lebanon he was himself taken captive and held for nearly five years, most of that time in solitary confinement.