The Lyminge Association is a not-for-profit organisation for the benefit of all residents of Lyminge, Etchinghill, Rhodes Minnis and Postling.

We volunteer our time and we’re extremely grateful for all the support the community lends to local events. In the spirit of transparency, you can see the Association meeting minutes here.

Contacting Us

The easiest way to contact the Lyminge Association is to email

Current Association Members

Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes

Working for Pfizer Central Research in Sandwich brought me to this part of England in 1978 via York, Cardiff and my home city of Bristol and moved into the Lyminge area in 2001. Currently, chair of The Lyminge Association and editor of the Lyminge Newsletter. I get great pleasure from making a positive contribution to our communities as a volunteer. This is my second stint as chair following Nancy Denham’s departure to Yorkshire. I’ve been the newsletter editor since 2011 and now need to identify a suitable replacement to breath some freshness into the monthly publication.

My other voluntary work over the past 40+ years has been with the Scout Association and currently I’m vice-president of Kent Scouts.

Robin Mackonochie

Robin Mackonochie

Although we only moved to Lyminge in 2021 I have always believed in contributing to the community wherever we live. I was head of communications for a trade organisation before I retired and have been able to use the skills I needed for that job to help promote local organisations. While living in our previous village I was a parish councillor, churchwarden, and trustee of a charitable fund and for a number of years, I organised and ran the local fete.

Now, I hope to contribute in whatever way I can to the life of the village.

Adrian Wilcox

Adrian Willcox

I have lived in the village for just over 50 years and been involved with the Lyminge Association in one way or another for much of that time. I am now retired, but taught science and electronics at Brockhill Park. I am a member of the Lyminge Historical Society, the new Phoenix Theatre Company as well as a stint on the Village Hall Committee and as a Governor at Lyminge Primary School. Outside the village, I volunteer at the Elham Valley Line Trust’s Railway Museum at Peene and am an ambassador for GirlGuiding in the Folkestone area.

Marian Chubb

Marian Chubb

Moved to Lyminge in 2004 and joined the Association in 2006. A founder member of Lyminge Friends in 2008. Also belong to other village groups. Married to Richard for 36 years.

Richard Chubb

Richard Chubb

Moved to Lyminge 18 years ago and joined the Association in 2006. Currently Newsletter Distribution Co-ordinator. I joined the Lyminge Historical Society in 2007 and am currently Treasurer. Also a member of several village groups. Married to Marian for 36 years.

David Hunt-Cooke

David Hunt-Cooke

I was born in Hythe and lived in Stowting from the age of 10yrs so have been around Lyminge most of my life. We moved into the village in 1987 and our children attended Lyminge Primary School.

I joined the Parents and Friends Association at the School. I was also a member of the Lyminge Village Hall committee serving as Chair for a number of years. I joined the Lyminge Association as it seemed the next step for me and have enjoyed helping with the various events that the LA organise.

Gillian Beswick

I came to Lyminge in 2003 after living in South East London for 40 years. I am interested in both the built and natural environment and hoping to improve or enhance them, with particularly emphasis on mitigating climate change. I joined L A soon after I came here, and set up “Page 3”, the What’s On page to help to coordinate events in the village. I help with L A events and liaise with the Parish Council.

Martin Fry


Penny Stephens

Penny Stephens

I have lived in Lyminge since 2004 I have been involved with the Association for a few years and I’m also on the village hall committee. I’m retired from 40 years as a social worker and now work on a sessional basis with Canterbury Christchurch University, currently assessing students on the social work degree course.

I live with two dogs, two horses, 2 chickens and one cat who make very good companions and give me someone to talk to that don’t disagree with what I have to say. I have a daughter who lives locally with her partner and spend time with her and my son and his wife who have two children currently at university.

Derek Smith

Has lived in Lyminge since 1995 on leaving the RN with 29 years service. Spent a further 16 years in HM Coastguard before retirement. Church Warden of the Parish Church.

Parish Councillor for 12 years and joined Lyminge Association committee in 2005. 

Steve Guyatt

 I was born and lived in Greenwich London. There I worked as a sign maker for eight years before joining the NHS in 1986 and working in Procurement & Supplies until I retired in 2022. We moved into the village in 2021.

I helped out with the Lyminge Association first with the stream clean and Christmas lights before joining the committee in 2023.

Bernie Wood