The parish is part of the benefice of Frittenden and Sissinghurst, in the Weald Deanery of the Diocese of Canterbury. Our new Rector, Pete Deaves, who joined us in February 2020 is Rector of both Frittenden and Sissinghurst.
Through browsing the website, you will be able to discover how we worship, the various services and events that are held in the parish and beyond, and the links we have to charities and other organisations.
Frittenden Pre-school provides high quality early learning experiences for 2-5 year olds. We work together with parents to support children through their early years by providing a nurturing and play-based environment, extending their emotional, social, academic and physical skills and abilities. Our goal is to inspire curiosity, independence and a life-long love of learning to help children become contributing members of our community and the world.
We are incredibly proud of our unique small school, which is known and celebrated for its family feel. Our Christian values underpin our school's vision and ethos. Our children are taught to value themselves, others and the wider world. They aim to achieve high standards through application of the 5Rs of learning: readiness, resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and responsibility.
A community land trust is, by definition, independent and accountable to the local community and exists in most cases for the purpose of gaining affordable housing for its community; its directors are volunteers and are elected by and answerable to its members, who are the local community.
A Frittenden resident, Lance French, has set up a project to provide Fibre-based broadband to all homes on the Frittenden exchange (01580 852xxx). The project is fully funded by a series of grants and is now set to finish by the end of this year
With the closure of Acorn Stores the idea for a Frittenden Community Shop and Café was launched. A village shop run for the community by the community, within the framework of a Community Benefit Society.
The High Weald Academy is a small school serving a widespread rural area. There is a calm and orderly environment and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of academy life. The welcoming and family ethos is reflected in our PRIDE values and in our cohort structure which promotes a strong sense of community and belonging and supports students to develop and flourish both academically and as young people. It is a school completely connected to the local community.
This life-saving organisation survives almost entirely from donations from the likes of you and us. See their website for the brilliant work they do and please support it as much as you can.
The cricket club in Frittenden was resurrected in 1996 having died out a couple of decades earlier. Over recent years we have expanded into a thriving village club, boasting a new pavilion and a growing membership. Set on the outskirts of Frittenden, the pavilion and ground are set in the beautiful Kent countryside.
We are a family-friendly sociable club and welcome members of all abilities, all ages, male and female, and those who just want to sit out in the sun for the afternoon and spectate.