Newington History Group meet in the Methodist Church Hall every 2nd Thursday in the month, with the exception of January and August.
Meetings include speakers, both local and of a wider network, plus time for news questions or discussion. Local stories are of a major interest and any help with research and collating information is always useful.
The aim of the group is to record and promote the history of Newington and its environs or related subjects, by research, study and publication.  Newington History Group has its own website which can be found here
Forthcoming events:

Sept 13: Visit to the Great Lines, Chatham – restricted to members.

Oct 13:  Rural crafts – talk by James Preston

Nov 8: WWI child evacuees – talk by June Faulkner

Dec 13: Christmas social evening – members and their guests

Special events

Sept 8-9: Newington Uncovered in St Mary’s Church 2pm-5pm. Organised by NHG as part of the national Heritage Open Days event. Free. Refreshments available.

Nov 11: WWI Centenary Remembrance Service (10am) and the Battle’s Over (5pm-7.30pm). Both events in the church and churchyard. Free. Refreshments available.


For further information regarding membership or meetings please call Thelma on 842711 or email 

Please click here for an application form