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Supporting our church

It costs £1000 per week to continue running St. Mary's, Chartham.

There are no grants or payment from national church or government.  It is entirely funded by voluntary donations. 

We are a group of ordinary people who believe that church is a great place to make friends and experience God together. We are a family who believe that church should be a place of love, kindness, forgiveness and coming together as a community. 

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There is much to give thanks for at St. Mary's. For centuries, our Parish Church has been a spiritual home to generations of villagers, and our inspirational building which not only helps shape the character of our village, but is a reminder of the presence of God in our daily lives, supporting people at times of joy and of sorrow.

We are grateful to all who support our work – generously giving their time, their talents and their money.   

St Mary's is very much at the heart of our community life, offering a haven of peace and reflection.   The church stands as a reminder of the presence of God in our daily lives, 

Your support will help us to... 

  • Continue to offer regular worship, in addition to Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals,  and those services which bring the community together at Christmas, Easter,  Harvest, and Remembrance Sunday. 

  • Visit the sick, bereaved and others in pastoral need, including those in local retirement and care homes.

  • Care for our church building, so that this focus for community and  spiritual life can be passed on to future  generations.

  • Develop an exciting new work with children and young people in collaboration with other churches. To enhance our youth and family work.

For more information, please get in touch with us on our Contact page.

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at St.Mary's (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits afterward. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome..
Visit our This Sunday page for more information


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes