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SMB Students exists to be a generation of student journeying with the King to see his transforming power changing lives. We do this through meeting together for worship and teaching and everything we do usually involves food. If you’re an under-graduate in Canterbury then you’re most welcome to come and join us! Stephen and the student team.


Stephen Carter



Auction of Promises // Saturday 5th May 2018


This Summer the SMB student team are flying out to Uganda to spend two weeks with JENGA CDO in Mbale. Each student needs to raise in the region of £1500 to be on the team.

The Auction of Promises is one of the teams main fundraising events. It’s going to be a lot of fun but can’t happen without a number of promises being made for auction.

Thank you to all who pledged for 5 May 2018: 

Item No. Name Promise Value Sale cost
#1 Charmaine Kambabazi V\ three course dinner £30  £        35.00
#2 Joe Ling programming tution for 2hrs £40  £        20.00
#3 Nicholas Thurston Guitar lesson (any level and style to suit) £15  £        55.00
#4 Lydia McCutcheon Homemade 3 course meal for two (excluding drinks) £30  £        55.00
#5 Lydia McCutcheon When was the last time you gave your bathroom some TLC? A deep clean of 1 bathroom or shower-room .  Up to 2 hours, cleaning materials provided. £20  £        25.00
#6 Helen Perumalla 20 assorted Flamingo Paperie greetings cards £32  £        45.00
#7 Callum Elwood A 3 course meal at 5 St. Pauls Terrace. Three places are available. We don't have a tripadvisor page but Karien Downes said her experience was "a most wonderful afternoon... all the detail was perfect; and the company was too!" £75  £        35.00
#8 Beth Collins A painting/drawing of your choosing, A5, A4 or A3 £25  £        40.00
#9 Martha McCutcheon One evening of babysitting £30  £        20.00
#10 Alistair Bassett Either: a full day of childcare during the summer holidays, of an afternoon of childcare at new wine week 1 £30  £        25.00
#11 Alistair Bassett 1 cake a month for a year £120  £        75.00
#12 Niamh, Beth, Ruth 2 hour deep clean, room of choice £40  £        45.00
#13 Niamh S-C Chicken Pie and Fruit Crumble for 4 people £40  £        25.00
#14 Niamh S-C Hand knitted wooly hat - colour of choice £15  £        45.00
#15 Chloe-Elise Hickman Baby sitting of any age baby and/or child(ren) for a day or evening £15  £        25.00
#16 Jill Atkinson A Maths/Science lesson in the comfort of your own home! (1 hour, for secondary school age up to GCSE) £40  
#17 Dr David Arnott 1 hour chemistry revision tuition for either GCSE or A level £35  
#18 Simon Webster Hot tub experience £10  £      100.00
#19 Tom Parkin 4x30mins Bass guitar lessons £60  £        60.00
#20 paul and karien downes 4 hours of ironing  (2hours, team of 2!) £25  £        40.00
#21 Paul and Karien Downes A traditionally Dutch Indonesian-style meal, Nasi Goreng with all the trimmings at our house for 4 £50  £        70.00
#22 Charmaine Kambabazi 3x45 minutes of beginners French lessons. Can be for an adult or child but MUST BE OF BEGINNER  LEVEL! £25  £        20.00
#23 Charmaine Kambabazi French homework help for a term. Willing to help a student (year 7- 11) with any of their French work. Can include but not limited to: helping with homework, extra lessons, helping practice for speaking exams £50  
#24 Steve and Jane Wicks Flight over St Mary Bredin by TG Aviation at Lydd Airport.  Approximately 50 minute flight in a Piper Arrow. £220  £      300.00
#25 Mairi Lindsell Sewing on school name tapes and other mending (amount to be agreed!) £20  £        15.00
#26 RACHEL WILLIAMS A commissioned design of your own choosing on a large bone china Teapot. illustrated by Rachel Williams of Black Griffin Studio £20  £        90.00
#27 Samuel de Garis Is your grass too long? Are your hedges overgrown? Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of tending your garden? Promise of a day's work gardening. Tools and equipment will not be provided. £20  £      135.00
#28 Samuel de Garis Promise of 2 x 30 mins acoustic guitar lessons. £20  £        60.00
#29 Samuel de Garis Promise to do your shopping and deliver it to your home. (You pay for the shopping!) £15  £        15.00
#30 Alison Macdonald 3 hour’s ironing (collected and delivered) £30  £        35.00
#31 Harry Macdonald Chaffeur for 4 + luggage to and from any London airport £100  £      200.00
#32 Mim Taylor Make an item of children's  clothing up to age 10 years (your choice of fabric print and item eg. romper/t-shirt/shorts/skirt) £15  £        50.00
#33 Anemone Jones General Garden advice and pruning tuitition, 2hs £30  £        45.00
#34 Nathan Marsh and Samuel Jacob De Garis 2 Hour Football Themed Birthday Party for up to 20 children £60  £        50.00
#35 Martin Collings "Worshipping with the Angels". Framed, original oil painting as per the SMB 2017 Calendar. £40  £        35.00
#36 Gail and Martin Collings Fun With Art! 3 hours of painting, water colours, acrylics or oils. All materials provided. Beginners welcome! £20  £        20.00
#37 Gail Collings 2 hours beginners sewing class with a machine you can bring something you want to work on or I can show you how to make a small item  to take home with you. £40  £        35.00
#38 Chloë Baxter 4 hours beginners sewing tuition £40  £        55.00
#39 Chloë Baxter Hand massage and/or manicure a month month for a year £100  £      140.00
#40 Stephen Carter A weeks holiday (self-catered) in the New Forest. (Towels and bedding can be negotiated at an extra price). Sleeps 7 people comfortably. Available from Autumn 2018 onwards. See for more information. £300  £      460.00
#41 Jen Holland A one hour ‘natural style’ photoshoot within 30 miles of Canterbury £100  £      110.00
#42 Anne Ovenden 7" Christmas Cake £10  £        50.00
#43 Jillian Hailes One night baby sitting £25  £        30.00
#44 Andy King Loan of Dawes 2-way Street Tandem for max of one month. Includes panniers, cover, spare inner tubes, and speedo! Needs to be within 5 miles of SMB. £25  £        45.00
#45 Karien Downes Go for a spin (breaking the sound barrier) in our open top Mazda! £10  £        15.00
#46 McCutcheon Family a homemade Indian meal for 6. Details: option A - you and your guests (6 in total) come to ours to enjoy a range of Indian dishes and our company. Option B - we will deliver said meal to yours to be enjoyed without our company £30  £        75.00
#47 Harry Macdonald Lifts for up to 4 people to and from any London airport £70  £      130.00
#48 Craig Hunt Up to 3 hours (very amateur) gardening £30  £        51.00
#49 Stephen Carter To watch a sports event of your choice (subject to availability) on TV with some expert live punditry from Stephen. Football and rugby are his areas of expertise though he'll have some insight and analysis on everything from curling to croquet. £5  £        50.00
#50 Stephen Carter Three one hour driving practice sessions. Since passing his driving test (first time) in 2004, Stephen has been offering direction, encouragements and tips to other drivers (just ask Tiffany). Drivers will need to have already passed their theory test, and provide their own car and insurance. £21  £        20.00
#51 Andy King An afternoon's tuition in catching roach, carp and bream near Sandwich (in the Summer). Parents will need to accompany a child. Maggots, fishing road will be provided. A catch is guaranteed. £15  £        65.00
#52 Georgia Babysitting (evening/weekend) children’s entertainment optional £20  £        30.00
#54 Mike Avery Ticket to Canterbury RFC for a National League 2 South match (2018/2019 season) preceded by a quality 3 course lunch. The drinks are also on me! Outside the Premiership, Canterbury are ranked in the top 50 in the country so you will see rugby of a fairly high standard. £30  £        40.00
#55 Mike and Alexandra Jeffery A day of cricket in the Spitfire Ground Canterbury for one person with lunch and tea served in our apartment overlooking the cricket ground, at a date to be agreed. £20  £        45.00
#56 Manny Mvula & Chris Powell "Bird Safari" lead by expert birders Manny Mvula & Chris Powell at Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve - for a group of up to 4 people. Date of your choice. £40  £        65.00
#57 Stephen Carter Garden games for an event of your choice (subject to availability). Includes croquet set, kubb set, corn hole boards & bags, boules, tin-can tower. Could include quick cricket set if required. Perfect for an outdoor wedding reception. Stephen can talk through rules and help with set up if near Canterbury. Must pay for any breakages. £15  £        20.00
#58 Ben Hackett 1 hour set from a function band for a party/event £150  £      150.00
#59 Ivan & Naomi Edgar An AUSTRIAN CHALET for a week in Bad Kleinkircheim in Southern Austria, Carinthia Region. 2 hours from sound of music Salzburg!  Chalet is good for skiing and also any time in the year it is beautiful for walking, cycling, lakes etc.  Dates subject to availability. I'll forward some photos. Sleeps 6 comfortably  2 bathrooms Kitchen with Aga. £300  £      500.00
#60 Rosie Corfe 2 evenings of babysitting and/or dog walking £60  £        45.00
#61 Alistair Bassett The opportunity for 1 to attend an England football international with me and my 16 year old brother at Wembley stadium. Ticket paid for and one alcoholic beverage, travel not provided £20  £        50.00
#62 Barney de Berry Bicycle Service £10  £        50.00
#63 Barney de Berry Man with a Van, the use of a van and driver for an afternoon. (The van can access the tip) £30  £        25.00
#64 Alan Rooke 1 hour introductory organ lesson: can be split into half-hour x 2 £30  £        25.00
#65 Mim Taylor Love cake? Treat yourself to a traybake of choice - iced sponge/brownies/flapjack. Sharing with others is optional. £5  £        25.00
#66 Mim Taylor Time for a celebration? Why not have a cake fitting for the occasion! A decorated layered sponge cake is coming your way, with your choice of flavour and decoration. £10  £        25.00
#67 Ruth de Berry Homemade Christmas Pudding £10  £        45.00
#68 Alison Macdonald Afternoon tea for two at the Abbotts Barton Hotel £25  £        40.00
#69 Bryony Williamson Babysitting for babies/children of any age £15  £        25.00
#70 Elyse Hall I'll put together a Pamper Hamper for you, containing all you'd need for a relaxing night in to give yourself some TLC! (e.g. face mask, moisturiser, chocolates, etc) £25  £        30.00
#71 Bob Leydon Home M.O.T.  £150  £        75.00
#72 chloe Hand massage and/or manicure a month month for a year 100  £        60.00
#73 websters Hot tub experience 10  £      100.00
#74 webster pillion ride 10  £        50.00
#76 mcdonald lift to airport 10  £      100.00
#77 HOLLAND 3 SWORD FIGHT 10  £        15.00

I won a bid. How do I make payment?
Cheques payable to ‘St Mary Bredin PCC’. On the back please write ‘Uganda Mission’ followed by the Item number/s (e.g. Uganda #43, #52)

If making electronic payment please make payment to SMB using Account Number: 00477227 and Sort Code: 30-91-60, making ‘UgMis IN43’ as your reference, for example.

Cash on the night. Or, a later date in an envelope marked ‘YOUR NAME, Uganda Mission, #43’, for example.

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We start with dinner at 6.30pm to get to know each other and catch up. Then we head upstairs to spend some time in worship, hearing and learning from God’s word, a chance to wait on his Spirit and to begin to apply the teaching we’ve learnt in small groups. 

When: Thursdays (during term-time)

Time: 6:30pm – 9.30pm

Where: SMB, 59 Nunnery Fields, CT1 3JN


Regularly after morning service during term-time we turn the Link into our own massive dining room and have some good grub together to build relationships and catch up with each other.

When: Sundays (term-time)

Time: after the 10.30am service

Where: SMB, 59 Nunnery Fields, CT1 3JN


Once or twice a term we like to send the students to visit different families around the church so that they can get to know other people in the church family. This is always a really fun time and some good friendships have been built. 

When: Sundays

Time: After the 10:30am service

Where: Homes with a sofa