St. John's Church Hildenborough

A Worshipping Community, Serving the Community

Hildenborough Parish Magazine

STOP PRESS...Anita Fleming Nature Diary...A Keys Production - On Sale Now!!

The Keys team is proud to announce the publication of the Anita Fleming Nature Diary.  Anita was one of the founding members of the Hildenborough Conservation Group and this month-by-month compilation of her Keys articles over the past ten years is sure to captivate anyone with a love of nature and the local area. The diary features both Anita’s exquisite pencil drawings and her elegant, inspirational writing reflects her passion for the natural world around her in Hildenborough. Anita died in the Hospice in the Weald in 2009 and any profits will go to the Hospice. The diary sells for £3.50 and would make a great present for anyone keen on wildlife or with a connection to the local area. It is also a lovely learning tool for children. The Anita Fleming Nature Diary is available from the Coffee Corner at the Farmers’ Market, the chemist and other local shops now.

Come on in!  You’ve got the Keys!

The Keys Magazine is very aptly named because it gives those who read it the keys or “the ability” to unlock the door to all that the local Hildenborough community offers.  It is particularly useful for newcomers to the village but also a handy source of information for well established residents.  Keys, a Church-based parish magazine, also opens doors the other way because it acts as a great means of communication for the Church within the community.

The advertising in particular has taken off in the past few years.  Carefully vetted advertisers are able to offer their products and services, which not only provides useful local contact information for readers, but also a vital revenue stream for firstly the production of the magazine and secondly the Church.  All profits from the magazine go either to improving the magazine or to the Church.

Keys has a circulation of 2000 and it is only by dint of the hard work of an army of 70 dedicated volunteers that the magazine reaches Hildenborough doorsteps on the first day of each calendar month.  From the editor right down to the door-to-door distributor (sometimes the same person!), a recent evaluation estimated that it takes approximately 100 volunteer hours per month to produce and distribute each edition of the Keys, plus printing costs.

Established over 20 years ago, Keys features regular slots from the vicar, plus parish, local and borough councillors, environmental experts and astronomers, among others, so there is always something to catch the eye in the magazine.  Not to mention news and information regarding local events, village groups and societies and times and dates of Church services.

Keys provides an important local service for Hildenborough.  It gives residents new and old an “in” to village life and helps the Church communicate.  Now that PDFs of Keys will appear on the Church website, internet-abled residents will be able to enjoy some of the lovely photographs featured in Keys in full colour too! To download the latest issue of the Keys Magazine, please click here.

Keys welcomes articles and news items. 

So if you have something you would like to contribute please email

or contact:

David Haugh, Editor
01732 832869

Claire Rawlinson, Deputy Editor
01732 834896

For all advertising queries please contact: Pieter Kooiman on 01732 833340

For all distribution queries please contact Stewart Tapsell on 01732 832850