Christ Church, Kilndown
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Opening times:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00

Contact details:
Phone: 01580 211739
General inquiries: Becky Addis
Vicar: Rev Hugh Nelson

Kilndown is a beautiful, active and supportive village community near to Bedgebury Forest and Scotney Castle in the Weald of Kent. Christ Church stands at the very heart of the village. Built in 1841, it is considered to be one of the finest early Victorian churches in the country. It offers visitors and worshippers alike both fascinating architecture and a strong sense of God's presence. The church is open daily throughout the year from dawn to dusk.


Services are held every Sunday morning at 9:15, with a friendly congregation that is always delighted to welcome visitors and anyone trying church out. Services are welcoming and reverent, with music and hymns led by a choir. The service takes an hour and always includes communion and a sermon. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a regular churchgoer or not.

Morning Prayer is said in the church every Friday at 8:00am and Compline every Friday at 5:30pm. 

Beyond Sunday the church is deeply involved in the life of the village community, through its many groups and societies and in friendships and informal support. If you enjoy singing, the church hosts the Community Choir every Monday evening - an open and fun group of people who enjoy singing all sorts of music just for pleasure.

The church is open every day between 9:00am and 6:00pm. Visitors are always welcome - and if the door is shut, it's to keep the warmth in, not you out. Please come in and enjoy the building, to pray or to enjoy the stillness and peace of this holy place. As the parish church for Kilndown and the surrounding countryside, we are here for everyone, and especially for anyone wanting to explore who God is and those marking significant moments. For more information about a baptism, wedding or funeral, please contact the Church Office on 01580 211739 or becky.addis@gkchurch.com. And if there's something going on in your life which we might help you with, please get in touch with the Vicar, Rev Hugh Nelson


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