Welcom to all...

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All are welcome here.

But we extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, lesbian, transgender, filthy rich or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are as skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds.

You are welcome if you are from Leybourne or West Malling, or just passing through.

We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven’t been in church since the little one’s christening.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. You are welcome whether you are a crying new-born, a precocious toddler or a curious child. We welcome those who remember rationing and those who are trying to forget. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians and junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organised religion,” we’ve been there too.

You are still welcome here if you blew all your money on the horses.

We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, and those who want evidence for everything. You are welcome if you work too hard, or if you don’t work at all. We offer a welcome to university professors and those who can’t spell. You are welcome if you came because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church or because you got lost in Leybourne and ended up here by mistake.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as a child or walked away from God when life fell apart. We welcome tourists and regulars, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts ... In short, WE WELCOME YOU!