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We are Recruiting!

February 1, 2023

Job Vacancy Education Ranger (Casual) North West Kent Countryside Management Partnership who manage our education programme at Lesnes Abbey Woods are recruiting! They are looking for an Education Ranger (Casual)…

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Launch of Bexley Culture Network

February 1, 2023

New Bexley Culture Network invites other organisations to join forces A coalition of Bexley-based cultural organisations seeking to develop a wide-ranging cultural programme for the borough’s 60th anniversary in 2025…


UK’s Favourite Park Award 2022

July 18, 2022

We are really excited to have been nominated for UK’s Favourite Park Award 2022 – huge thank you to whoever nominated us! We need as many votes as possible.  If…

Queen's beacon being lit at Lesnes Abbey Wood's viewing platform

Queen’s Jubilee Beacon at

June 6, 2022

On 2nd June at 9.45pm Lesnes Abbey Wood’s Queens Beacon was light. Over 250 people came to watch the Beacon being lit. There was an impromptu rendition of God Save…

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Queen’s Green Canopy

May 20, 2022

Lesnes Abbey Woods named part of Ancient Canopy celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Bexley’s Lesnes Abbey Woods has been chosen as part of a nationwide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands…

London Urban Forest Award

May 20, 2022

Lesnes Abbey Woods is the proud winner of the London Urban Forest Award which was announced at the prestigious London Tree and Woodland Awards held at Kew Gardens earlier this…

abbey lit up in blue light

Light The Way

November 29, 2021

Huge thank you to everyone who came to braved the weather to come and see Light the Way. We would really appreciate your feedback please could you complete this survey…

Light the Way Programme and Map Released!

November 19, 2021

You can now download the map and programme for Light the Way on 27th November 5pm – 9pm 2021. Find out where all the beautiful illuminated sculptures and artworks will…

view of stage and audience at Lesnes Abbey Proms

Hundreds come to Lesnes Abbey Proms

September 28, 2021

Over 400 people came to Lesnes Abbey Proms. It was a joy listening to The English Baroque Choir, Bexley Music’s orchestra and bands in the Monk’s Garden on a sunny…

view of stage at global village

Global Village

September 28, 2021

Global Village was amazing. Thank you to all the artists, performers, caterers, audience, One Hundred Others, DPL Production, Chestnuts Kiosk, CC Events and Essex Cultural Diversity Project who made this…