About Us

We are part of the Shepherds Lees benefice.

We will always offer a warm welcome to visitors, be they walkers on one of the many local rambling routes or if you are seeking a quiet place for prayer and contemplation.

The delightful Kentish Countryside setting of St Mary's Church is idyllic. For the visiting historian the medieval wall paintings, stained glass East window (circa 1308) refurbished mortuary and flint privy will hold interest as the peaceful and prayerful rural setting is enjoyed by all. 

The Benefice of Shepherds Lees hold 9.30am services of Holy Communion every Sunday, which is in St Mary's church on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.  This is always followed by opportunity to chat over a cuppa.

On the first Sunday each month we offer a quiet service following the Book of Common Prayer office for Morning Prayer at 11am.  

Occasional services over the year, such as Remembrance, Christmas, and Easter welcome many from our local community and the church is open daily for private prayer, school visits and ramblers. You are always welcome to experience this sacred space.