Canterbury Festival @ Canterbury and throughout Kent
Oct 20 – Nov 3 all-day

Kent’s International Festival of the Arts with concerts, plays, music, art exhibitions, dance, and other events. Tel 01227-787787 for further details.

For further information, please visit the Festival website

A picture of Canterbury Cathedral at night where some of the Festival events take place appears below.


Steam Day at the Wormshill and Bredgar Light Railway @ The Warren, Bredgar
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

A special extra steam gala day. All are welcome.

Please follow the link for more information: and

Pictured below is a train at the railway.





Remembering the Armistice – an evening of events to mark 100 years since WW1. @ Invicta Grammar School for Girls
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to publicise this charity event by the Heart Of Kent Hospice which serves the Hollingbourne area.


Remembrance Sunday Service and Events @ All Saint's Church
Nov 11 all-day

A Service of Remembrance to be attended by members of the Leeds and Hollingbourne branch of the Royal British Legion who are celebrating their 97th anniversary. Wreaths will also be laid at the Village War Memorials in Leeds and Hollingbourne and in the churches at Broomfield, Leeds, and Hollingbourne..

The following services will be held:

10.45am Hollingbourne Church

Other local services and events are as follows:

915am Leeds Church and War Memorial

12 midday Broomfield Church and War Memorial

12.45pm Hollingbourne War Memorial

2pm Service of dedication for 100 trees planted in the Hollingbourne Meadow to mark the centenary of the end of WW1.

7pm onwards the bells of All Saints’ church will be rung to mark the centenary and there are plans to light a beacon in the grounds of Hollingbourne CP School (TBC).

Further information about the 50 names on the Hollingbourne War Memorial can be found on Site Pages or by going here , These names include 37 from the first World War and 13 from the Second World War.

Pictured below is the 2013 Hollingbourne War Memorial Remembrance Ceremony with visitors from Templeuve who will not be in attendance this year as Armistice Day in France clashes with Remembrance Sunday in England. The memorial is in Eyhorne Street close to Hollingbourne County Primary School. More information about the Leeds and Hollingbourne branch of the Royal British Legion is available from Derek Davison Tel 880650.




Reading Group @ Hollingbourne
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


November Men’s Breakfast @ The Dirty Habit
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

A full English breakfast at the Dirty Habit with a guest speaker. All men are welcome. The cost is £8 per head.

For further details please contact Jim Findlay telephone 880244.

Pictured below is the Dirty Habit in Upper Street.


Reading Group @ Hollingbourne
Dec 13 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


Christmas Day Family Communion with Carols @ Saint Mary's Church,
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

A traditional Christmas day service for the Pilgrim’s Way Parishes. There are no Christmas Day services in Hollingbourne, Hucking, Detling, Thurnham or Grove Green. All are welcome to attend.

Pictured below is Boxley Church.

Boxley Church in the North Downs Benefice.





Egg Rolling on Hollingbourne Downs @ Hollingbourne Downs
Apr 2 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am

The annual egg rolling competition for pupils of Hollingbourne County Primary School. This event which uses hard boiled eggs that are decorated by the pupils is a local tradition.

Please see the School website at for further information or Tel 880270.

Pictured below is a previous year’s Egg Rolling Race on the Downs.

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[15]




The Hucking Bluebell Walk. @ Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust
Apr 8 – May 19 all-day

A special Bluebell walk on the Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust which can be reached by driving up Hollingbourne Hill and then turning left and then left again at the signpost to Hucking and St. Margaret’s Church. The free public car park is on the left just before the church. All are welcome and there is no charge.

The Trail can be reached by leaving the car park and entering the wood. The nearby Hook and Hatchet Public House in Church Road can easily be reached for food and drink. Dogs are welcome.

Pictured below are some of the Bluebells photographed in April 2016.

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[6]

More information is at