Current Regular Users
All our regular groups welcome enquiries from potential new members.
Sunday – Kingswood Church (morning)
Monday – Pre-school (all day), Cynophobia (helping children with fear of dogs) (evening), Kingswood Bluebells (2nd Monday of the month), Parish Council (1st and 3rd Monday of the month)
Tuesday – Pre-school (morning), Lunch Club (lunchtime), Whist Group (afternoon), Karate (evening)
Wednesday – Pre-school (morning), Short Mat Bowls (afternoon), Lead the Way Dog Training (evening)
Thursday – Pre-school (morning), Badminton (afternoon), Karate (evening), Yoga (evening)
Friday – Pre-school (morning), Dance Group (afternoon) , Church Youth Group (evening)
Saturday – Coffee Morning (1st Saturday of the month)
Badminton – Thursday afternoon
Badminton club meets on Thursday afternoons between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
We play social badminton, mainly mixed doubles, for fun and exercise. We welcome new members so if you would like to give badminton a go please come and join us for a game, cup of tea and a chat.
Coffee Morning – 1st Saturday of the month
The Village Coffee Shop is open at the Hall on the first Saturday of every month from 10am until 12 noon.
We serve a full English breakfast, as well as hot bacon and sausage rolls, toasted teacakes, freshly brewed tea and coffee, and an assortment of homemade cakes.
We also have various stalls selling vegetables and fruits, gifts and handmade crafts.
This is a perfect way to meet friends and neighbours whilst raising funds for the Hall.
Dance Group – Friday afternoon
See our website for more details: http://www.dance4kent.co.uk/
Karate – Tuesday and Thursday evening
See our website for more details: https://shukokaikarateacademy.com/
Kent Cynophobia Assistance Group – Monday evening
Helping children and adults overcome their fear of dogs
We are a voluntary group of dog handlers and helpers who meet every Monday evening helping children and adults overcome their fear of dogs. We have a 90% success rate, and we are pleased to say we have changed many children and adults lives over the last few years.
For further information please contact Janet Tandy 01622 842209
See our website for more details: http://kentcynophobia.com/
Kingswood Bluebells – 2nd Monday of the month
This is a group for Ladies with a fresh outlook on life. We meet at 8pm on the second Monday in the month, although we do plan outings including lunches out and garden visits from time to time.
Our aims include friendship and enjoying life whilst caring for our village environment.
For further information please contact Beryl Andrews 01622 843431
Church services – 11am Sunday morning
Kingswood Church is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) which meets in the village hall at 11am every Sunday morning. It provides a variety of services each month – Café, Baptist, Methodist and Church of England (C of E), with the C of E service being a Family Communion.
There is a strong children’s group of “Climbers”, who meet every Sunday and participate in the services including the Café Service which is held on the first Sunday of each month. There is also a Climbers Prizegiving Service held during the summer and a Bar-B-Q for the whole Church.
Special services celebrated during the year include Christmas, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday, Easter, Father’s Day, Harvest (followed by a Harvest Lunch) and Remembrance.
Baptisms are also held at the Church and Confirmations have been held in the past.
Kingswood Church also supports the annual well dressing at St. Margaret’s Well, Broomfield, which is held outside Broomfield Church.
You are most welcome to join us at any of our Services.
Church activities – Tuesday lunch & Friday evenings
There are a number of Church activities, during the week, which include:
- Tuesday Lunch Club at 12:15pm.
- Friday morning Ladies group (home group) at 10:45am.
- Lent course (home group).
Children’s and young people’s groups, which meet during term time, are as follows:
- Climbers (ages 3 to 9) meet at 10:45am on a Sunday and take part in the Cafe Service, on the 1st Sunday, and attend the beginning and end of other services.
- Kingswood School Crusaders (Urban Saints) years 3 to 6 meet each Friday after school at 3:15pm.
- CANS (Crusader Activity Nights) Youth Club meet at 7pm Friday evening for year 6+.
For more information on Church services and activities, please contact Sonya & Peter Roberts (01622 843625).
Lead the Way Dog Training – Wednesday evening
Lead the Way Dog Training offers enjoyable reward-based training under a Kennel Club accredited instructor for all ages and abilities. We are part of the Kennel Club Good Citizen scheme. We offer six classes each Wednesday evening:
- 30 Puppy Training and Socialisation
- 15 Puppy Improvers & Beginners
- 45 Bronze Class
- 15 Silver Class
- 45 Gold Class
- 30 Top class incorporating Competition for Beginners
For further details contact Janet on 01622 842209 or 07810828804
See our website for more details: http://www.goodog.co.uk/
Lunch club – Tuesdays
Lunch club runs from 12.15pm to 1.45pm every Tuesday. It is open to all ages for conversation and socialising. Tea and coffee is provided, please bring your own food – kitchen facilities are available for reheating.
For further details contact Val Clarke 01622 843110 or Pat Lyne 01622 843672
Parish Council – 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Please see the Parish Council website (http://www.broomfieldandkingswoodpc.kentparishes.gov.uk/ ) for details, agendas, minutes etc.
Pre-school Group – Weekdays
Kingswood Pre-school operates from Broomfield and Kingswood Village Hall on Monday – Friday mornings and Monday afternoons.
We provide fun activities and structured play to help children to develop independence, confidence and social skills in a fun and friendly environment.
We are a committee run preschool offering 6 sessions a week during term time. We also offer a lunch club available for 4 days of the week.
Our mission is to offer a high quality of care, encouraging each child to develop to their full potential through a play-based curriculum.
We are OFSTED registered and a member of the ‘Preschool Learning Alliance’.
Please see further information about our lovely preschool on our website – http://www.kingswoodpreschoolgroup.co.uk
Short Mat Bowls – Wednesday afternoon
We are a small friendly group who meet every Wednesday at 2pm. Established over 30 years ago. For further details of the group please contact Mike Tandy on 01622 842209
Whist Group – Tuesday afternoon
Kingswood Whist Group was started on Tuesday 9th December 2008 by Caroline Jenkins at the Kingswood Village Hall.
The Group meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons. At the present time it is from 2pm to 4.15pm.
There is a refreshments break halfway through the afternoon when tea/coffee and cakes are served.
Small prizes are presented to the highest and lowest scorers at the end of the session.
Why not come along for a game? Experience not necessary.
There is a small charge of £2.50 per session, which covers the afternoon and refreshments.
For further details contact Mike Bean, 01622 844272.
Yoga – Thursday evening
See our website for more details: https://en-gb.facebook.com/helenpurpleyoga/
Other Supporters of the Hall
Broomfield & Kingswood Twinning Group
In 1987 two ladies from Broomfield, Colorado came to England in search of a “twin”. They visited 3 Broomfields in England and chose us. They were impressed by the castle and the beautiful Kent countryside.
As the years have gone by, members have come and gone. Around 2006 a new membership got the group up and running again. They meet about 4 times a year and try to keep the village involved in the Twinning.
In the past years, visitors from Broomfield, Colorado have been welcomed into the village. Members have given accommodation and hosted meals for them. They have had tea with Maidstone’s Mayor and a Q&A with children at the Kingswood Primary School. All of them enjoying the local atmosphere.
Every year the Twinning Group holds a Spring and Autumn Walk which is open to anyone in the village. These walks are not too challenging and usually culminate in a pub lunch. It is a chance to get together and enjoy refreshments with like-minded people. The walks are advertised in the Parish Magazine and on the Parish notice boards.
The Village Hall Summer Fair sees the Twinning Group presenting a stall to raise funds. In the past there has been such themes as, Bagatelle, Name the Bear, The Marbles in the Flower-pot and How Many Balloons in the Car?
The whole concept of Twinning is to promote friendship across the miles and many of our villagers have been eager to help with this challenge.
To find out more, ring Sue Chambers 01622 843622
Leeds and Kingswood Scout Group
We are a youth group comprising of boys and girls from 6 to 14 ½ years old.
We meet at the scout hut off the Lenham Road in Kingswood.
Beavers are Tuesdays at 6pm to 7.15pm; this is for 6 to 8 year olds.
Cubs meet on Fridays at 6-30 until 7.45pm; this is for 8 to 10 ½ year olds
Scouts meet on Wednesdays at 7pm to 8.30pm; this is for 10½ to 14 ½ year olds.
For further details contact Alan Poulton 01622 843019
Summer Fair – First Saturday of July
Christmas Tree Illuminations and Carols – Last Saturday of November