The Parish of Upper Deal & Great Mongeham

St Leonard’s Upper Deal; St Martin’s Great Mongeham;
St Nicholas Sholden and St Richard’s Mill Hill

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Men’s group:

The principal objective is to create and strengthen social contacts between the men of the parish. The idea is to be a men only group but it is not exclusively male only as some events may appeal to everyone.

At one meeting each year a program of events is agreed and who would be responsible for organising each of them.

Activities in the past have included Croquet, Bat & Trap, Port Health, Sorting Office, Ferry Trip, Sandwich Bay Nature Reserve, Bar Skittles, Vineyard visit, Brewery visit.

Meetings are usually held once a month with either a Saturday morning breakfast and discussion session or a mid-week event.

Further details from: - Ted Smithson

Mother’s Union:

St. Leonard's Mother's Union currently has 37 members, and they meet in the Parish Lounge St. Leonard’s Social Centre on the second Tuesday of the month at 2.30.  These meetings are a mixture of serious and fun afternoons and might include a light hearted quiz, or just as easily a speaker on a children's project in Rwanda.

It is a very friendly, caring and outward looking group, supporting through prayer and amongst other things, knitting blankets and hats for the premature baby units at various hospitals and collect toiletries etc. for the women's refuge etc.

On the first Thursday in the month Corporate Holy Communion is celebrated at 9.30 in the Lady Chapel at St Leonard’s followed by coffee and a chat.  

Anyone is welcome to come along to any of the meetings.

Further details from: - Wendy Smithson

Network Groups (Bible study):

There are a number of groups meeting either during the day or in the evening and together study various aspects of the bible, usually the New Testament and its relevance in today’s world.

Further details from: - Revd. David Flewker.

Bell Ringing

Both St martin’s and St Leonard’s have bell ringing teams and are always keen to welcome both experienced and new comers to the art of campanology.

Further details from: - Steve Goodsell at St Leonard’s or Revd. Peter Hambrook at St Martin’s.

Flower arranging:

Each of our churches have groups that decorate their church not only at festival times but throughout the year.

Further details from: - the minister responsible for the individual church.

Friendship lunches:

These are held fortnightly on Thursdays at St Richard’s Church and the aim is to provide a tasty nutritious two course meal in an atmosphere of Christian friendship and love. Tea and coffee are also available and the cost is £4.

Mill Hill Community Café:

This is a twice weekly opportunity to get together for refreshments at St Richard’s. The Café is open on Mondays and Fridays from 9.30 to 12.00.

At various times throughout the month there are visits from Citizens Advice Bureau, the Police Community Support Officers and members of Deal Town Council.

Coffee morning:

Each Tuesday from 9.30 to 12.00 at the St Leonard’s Social Centre where there is a chance to enjoy a coffee and a chat.


This is our bi-monthly magazine which contains a variety of features including Notes from the Rectory, a children’s page, a diary of events for the coming months and a lot more.

Activities in our Parish
(if no contact phone number is given, please contact the parish office on 01304 369919)