Community

The Drive gives annual donations to Sevenoaks Youth Trust and to Churches Together in Sevenoaks District (CTSD) Social Responsibility.

Here are other ways in which we are involved in the community.

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Churches Together in Sevenoaks and District (CTSD): https://www.ctsd.org.uk/ . Local highlights are: the Advent Carol Service with a united choir at the beginning of December; weekly ecumenical study/discussion groups during Lent; and a united service on Good Friday morning, followed by a “walk of witness” to Bligh’s Meadow shopping area. CTSD has many partner organisations in the town, amongst them Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust, Sevenoaks Counselling, Trinity School, and West Kent Debt Advice. For more details go to:  https://www.ctsd.org.uk/partners

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Trinity School is a co-educational Secondary School, now in its sixth year with well over 700 pupils. Up to 50% of the pupils can be from Christian families and have priority as applicants. The Drive supports the School by regular attendance in key business meetings and monthly prayer meetings. Dr Bill Lattimer the chair of Governors, preached at The Drive Church Anniversary on the theme of the importance of teaching young people about the Christian Faith. We now have a fine ecumenical Christian school, enriching the life of Sevenoaks.

The Drive is one of 29 local churches that have come together to form Sevenoaks Churches Educational Trust which appoints the majority of the School’s Governing Body. As planned, the sixth form opened in September 2018. A short Ofsted Inspection in October 2018 was rated “Good”. Kent County Council asked the school to expand, and to accommodate this the school building is being extended. The first phase was completed in 2018 with six new classrooms and increased dining room facilities, exciting times for a school with a distinctly Christian ethos, encapsulated in the “Trinity Way” including five elements: Truth; Excellence; Love; Leadership; and Service. 

The local food bank based at St. John the Baptist Church, is given regular support by The Drive.