St Mary's Chilham
St. Mary’s is a much loved, beautiful place of prayer and worship, dating in part possibly from the 13th Century. It is large for the size of the village, with some significant monuments; both of these features relate to its association with Chilham Castle. It has a peal of eight bells, which attract bell ringers from beyond the community. Chilham is stunning village located about 6 miles from Canterbury. The village welcomes tourists all year round who flock to walk its quaint traditional streets, the castle which sits right on the edge of the village square, and of course the church. The church recently received a visit from Leslie Smith of the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP) who prepared a lovely document about St Mary's stained glass windows and can be read here, we are extremely grateful to him for letting us share it with you.
The church is open to visitors every day and there is plenty of information in the church to help you explore. Keep an eye out for the quiz, walking guide, and information plaques dotted around the church at places of interest.
Please also look at our new Friends of St Mary's Chilham website www.friendsofstmaryschilham.org It has lots of historical facts about our church accompanied by stunning photographs of both inside and outside our church as well as current news and events.
1st Sunday of month 11am Holy Communion
2nd Sunday 11am Cafe Church
3rd Sunday 11am Celtic Communion
4th Sunday 11am Morning Worship
Benefice service takes place for all five church communities - at a different benefice church each month (see our calendar for up-to-date information).
ST MARY’S CHURCH CHILHAM presents
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL DECEMBER 2021
Wednesday 1st December to Sunday 12th December
CHURCH OPEN FOR VIEWING THE TREES 1PM TO 6PM DAILY
COME AND SEE the CHURCH FULL OF BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED & LIT CHRISTMAS TREES!
SUPPORTED BY: CHIHAM FARM SHOP AND POST OFFICE AND CLICKMAS TREES
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