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The Parish Church of St Mary's Chilham

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Lovely welcoming church

The church was open for visitors, which was lovely as so many churches aren't. It is clearly a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CanterburyMeganS
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Canterbury
Beautiful church and very warm welcome

I visited the church for a morning service prior to my son’s wedding. Both congregation and clergy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
janeyb2016
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church was open for visitors, which was lovely as so many churches aren't. It is clearly a welcoming and much-loved church and we enjoyed visiting it. It was warm too on a cold day.

Thank CanterburyMeganS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the church for a morning service prior to my son’s wedding. Both congregation and clergy were very friendly and invited us to coffee following the service. Visiting again today the autumnal floral arrangement gements were stunning

Thank janeyb2016
Reviewed 3 October 2018

St/ Mary's at Chilham is a typical village church, but for visitor from a young nation - typical does not do these places justice. Their history goes back at least 1300 years and the church itself is a masterwork inside and out. try to let...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely church on a beautiful English square.perfect for midnight mass,although a little off the beaten track.Traditional surroundings. A friendly vicar and nice service

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a beautiful cobblestone church and inside is very pretty. I just had a quick look around inside as the smell of incense makes me feel ill but it was so lovely, I wished I could have spent a bit longer! The outside grounds...More

Thank whomewhy
Reviewed 12 June 2018

They have a school desk with graffiti on from hundreds of years ago - wonderfully atmospheric - would. recommend.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We have a walk in Chilham most weeks and I always visit this church to light a candle . It is so beautiful and peaceful and the church yard is on 2 levels and well worth a look around . A couple of years ago...More

Thank emno49
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were taken here by friends who live in the area to show us what a true English village should look like, and undoubtedly in the not too distant past there were many who resembled this lovely town. The church itself is in the center...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Go, if you can, between June and September and between 10.30 and 12.30, when Sue and Rosemary will give you a warm welcome, tea or coffee, cake. And also their unique insights into the church they love. Make sure they show you the 500 year...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This church is beautiful inside with some very interesting tombs. The stained glass windows are lovely, especially on a bright day. Bell ringing takes place in the tower but unfortunately on our visit we did not hear the visiting bellringers as the tower shutters were...More

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