The Marden Society

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The Marden Society was formed in the 1970s in response to concerns about a particular development near the village. After that was successfully resolved the Society has gone on both to represent the views of the village, as far as it is able, and to promote interest in Marden, in Kent and in the countryside in general. In the words of its constitution, the Society exists to:


To these ends the Society has a programme of monthly  meetings  with guest speakers talking on subjects of interest to members, plus a summer outing usually in June, and also publishes a free bi-monthly newsletter, The Parish Pump.  It initiated a project which produced the now adopted Village Design Statement; and keeps a general eye on what is happening in terms of planning and development both in the village and the local area.

Meetings are normally held at 7.30 p.m. in the Vestry Hall, unless otherwise advised. There is a raffle, refreshments are provided, and visitors are always welcome.

The 2021 Committee is:

Chairman:Mo Clayton              01622 831529
Secretary:Steve McArragher  01622 831007
Treasurer:Mike Lockett 01622 833346
 Membership Sec.Carol Hogg
 Diane Fisher
 Barbara Dubois

Membership costs just £5.00 per annum.

For details please email us here

After a dismal year when nothing has happened because of COVID-19, things are looking better. We can hold outdoor events from May 17th and if all restrictions are lifted in June we can restart our normal evening meetings.

We have therefore decided to celebrate, so:
The Marden Society invites you to a Strawberry Tea
Sunday 27th June: 2.30 – 5 p.m. in Southons Field

Free Entry but we ask you to please buy at least one Raffle Ticket for £1
Please bring your own chair. Parking on the field is permitted if necessary but no dogs. Robin Judd will give a tour of Southons Field trees at 3.00 pm.
We need to know numbers so if coming please contact Mo on 831529 (
or one of the committee.
This will be preceded by a short “Marden Tree Walk” around the village:
meet Steve at 1.30 p.m. outside the Library

Bring your friends – hope for a fine afternoon – and we can start to enjoy the summer again!

We also plan to restart our programme of talks in September, as follows.
22nd September: The Story of Captain Oates by Michael Smith
27th October: Punch and Judy by Jacqui Sparks
24th November: Marden Wildlife by Ray Morris.
26th January: Annual General Meeting and Social.

This is important as we did not have one last year

As usual our meetings will start at 7.30 p.m. in the Vestry Hall with refreshments and raffle.
All this is of course subject to any future COVID-related Government restrictions and meetings will comply with social distancing and other requirements. Further details in due course.