Larkfield  and East Malling
Methodist Church

Called to Love and Praise

Who are you?

In 2020 we had 544 visits from 326 visitors, spending an average of 7 minutes and 5 seconds.  


One hundred and eighty-eight people found us by by entering the web address directly, 130 came via with another 109 from google's uk site, 43 came from our previous website and 26 came from North Kent Methodist website.

Eighty-eight percent are new visitors and 12% are returning visitors.

One-hundred and eighty visitors used desktop computers, 125 used mobiles and 22 used tablets.

Welcome to visitors from around the world!  In 2020 visitors to our website came from Canada, USA, Barbados, Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Hungary, Luxembourg, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and many parts of England from Newcastle and Manchester down to Bath and Southampton

 - Welcome everyone.

News of our Minister, Naomi Oates

Updated 1/1/21

Revd. Naomi Oates is now on maternity leave until 12th October 2021. If you have any queries concerning church, please speak to your Pastoral Visitor or Senior Steward.

If you need to speak to a minister, please contact the Revd. Dr. Bonni-Belle Pickard her email address is:


As we continue in lockdown and to keep one another safe, the churches in the North Kent Methodist Circuit will not be reopening their doors for in-person services until further notice.


For details of services, and other opportunities to worship, check out our Services page.

For latest news of events, check out our Notices page.

Here are the news and updates for the coming week:

See for more information about circuit services. 

Good News



Received this from Naomi this morning, and she’s asked me to pass on the glad tidings!  


Naomi has also passed the ‘pastoral responsibility’ baton on to me, for better or worse!  I do look forward to working with you over the coming months, though we all know there’s no way I can replace the individual care and relationships that Naomi has shared with you over the past year and a half.  


We all celebrate the added blessing that has come into our midst this Christmas!






Dear friends,


Luke and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of Rachel Seren Oates, born yesterday (exactly a month before her due date) at 4.29pm weighing a respectable 4lbs 12oz.


This isn’t quite how I’d planned to say farewell to you all before beginning my maternity leave - and I’m especially grateful to all those who have picked up pieces of work for me over the coming days. But Rachel’s sudden arrival certainly seems fitting in a year when our best-laid plans have had to be unravelled and remade repeatedly! 


We’ll be staying in hospital for a few days, until Rachel starts to gain weight - but she and I are both doing well (Luke is somewhat shell-shocked).


I’m looking forward to seeing you all again in October (if not before), by which time I hope and pray that the world will look very different. In the meantime, please be assured of my prayers, and please do continue to hold us in yours. If you need to speak to someone about a church matter, please contact your Pastoral Visitor or Senior Steward, or the Revd Dr Bonni-Belle Pickard (


Every blessing for a peaceful and joyful Christmas,


Larkfield and East Malling Methodist Church

New Hythe Lane, Larkfield,

ME20 6PN

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