The Church was the heart of the community and below are a few examples of how it supported the community throughout the War:
– 28th November 1915 a memorial service was held for the men of the K(F) RE from Southborough who lost their lives in the HMS Hythe disaster. The service was attended by a detachment of the K(F)RE, the Kent Fencibles and the local fire brigade.
– The donations of fruit and vegetables given for the Harvest Festivals throughout the War were given to the local hospitals
– The Church was used by the nurses and patients of Crothers Red Cross VAD hospital and on occasions the collections were taken up for the work of the Red Cross.
Attribute to Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser various dates
Image courtesy of Darrienne Price