COVID 19 latest update

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, Abbey Bowmen have limited shooting for current members. Following guidance from Archery GB we have put in place measures to protect our membership and allow shooting under safe distancing rules and advanced booking.  This is currently open for existing members.

For now, everyone please stay safe.


The Annual General Meeting will take place at Brogdale on Sunday 18th December 2018. The meeting will start at 10am in the Morello room.
There will be no shooting in the morning but members will be shooting in the afternoon at the field. Please try to be on time as we only have the room until 12pm and there is a lot to get through.

There will be an opportunity for members to purchase a key to the container for a £5 fee and on condition that the key holder signs a key contract which holds each key owner responsible for the total cost of replacing all keys and the lock should they lose their key. This fee will cover the cost of the key for a 2 year period only.

The Christmas dinner has been announced. This year we will again be dining at Faversham Golf Club on the 14th December. We will be selling tickets at the AGM. The meal will cost £22 for 2 courses, £26 for 3 courses. Bring your money with you. You will also need to choose your options from the menu below:


2 courses – £22.00
3 courses – £26.00


Smoked chicken spring rolls served with katsu curry sauce

Panko crusted crab cakes with sweet chilli dipping sauce

Winter vegetable broth served with a mini tin loaf

Smoked salmon, prawn & fresh salmon mousse dressed with lobster bisque sauce

Prosciutto ham with fresh figs and seasonal melon

Main Courses

Traditional roast turkey & cranberry sauce with roast chestnut stuffing, served with Cumberland sausage wrapped in smoked bacon

Pot-roast lamb shank & rosemary jus, served with sugared carrots & honey roast parsnips

Centre-cut fillet of cod cooked in smoked salmon, served on a bed of choux croute with mustard sauce

Vegetable Wellington with fresh spinach, Stilton, pear & walnuts

*Pan-roasted ribeye of beef with roast shallots & button mushrooms, served with tarragon & red wine reduction* (£2.50 supplement)

Served with a selection of seasonal vegetables & goose-fat roasted potatoes


Home-made Christmas pudding with brandy custard

Chocolate truffle torte with Baileys liquer

Winter berry & fresh cream meringue roulade

Fresh fruit salad with Kentish vanilla ice cream

Stilton & cheddar with water biscuits & iced grapes


There will be lots to discuss at the meeting so look forward to seeing everyone there.



Abbey takes the trophy for the 2nd year running

After dominating the top spot in the Mid-Kent Archery League (MKAL) for the majority of the season, the trophy came down to the last match of the season and a close call between Abbey and Fox. In the end, Abbey won the league by just 30 points after a spirited effort by many of the newer members.

It was a great day with an impressive turnout for Abbey Bowmen. There was a jovial atmosphere and Crown Archers helped ensure the day was a fun and relaxing shoot. A number of archers from Abbey were taking part in their first competition shoot and based on their excellent performance we will be looking forward to seeing them on the shooting line next year.

For results of the last match and overall league table, click here.

Surprise win for Kate at Charity Shield

Sun tan lotion was the order of the day at the 2018 Stuart Attwood Charity Shield. The sun shone brightly on the archers competing to take home the trophy. The competition was a handicap based tournament with all competing archers requiring a handicap from previous shoots to compete.

Everyone fought hard and the finishing handicap scores were all quite close, but the runaway winner was Kate who thrashed her personal best to attain a handicap score of 1507 much to her own surprise. Joe won the junior trophy with an equally respectable score of 1411.

The shoot is held every year and everyone who enters pays a fee which is given to a choice charity. This year the money raised will be given to Cancer Research UK towards the excellent work they do. A big thank you to all the club members who took part and helped raise over a £100 – and thanks to Matt the chef who ensured that all the archers were fed at the end of the shoot.

The full results can be found on the event page here.

Abbey keep momentum with WIN against Allington

The second match of the year against Allington Castle Archers held at Abbey went very well for the home team. With good weather, bright blue skies and a win from the first match to spur them on, the Abbey team shot exceedingly well to secure another win.  

It was a closely fought match with Allington scoring a handicap score of 5794, but Abbey dug deep and pulled it out of the bag with an immpressive 6031.  

The win puts Abbey at the top of the table going into the halfway point next month and the team should be very proud of themselves for putting in the effort.  Special mentions to the newer members who are  supporting the team with their enthusiasm and fighting spirit and proving they can compete in the Mid-Kent League with valuable contributions. 

Extra congratulations go to Adrian who is currently holding the top score for gents barebow.

Handicap League Table after 2 matches:

1 ABBEY 838 11958 188
2 FOX 719 11624 178
3 ALLINGTON 803 11545 320
4 CROWN 812 11456 237
5 FERRYFIELD 741 11232 191
6 HVB 733 10290 239