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12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE


Eastling Church

Eastling Church lies southeast of the main street in the centre of the village, about 300 yards along Kettle Hill Road.

The church is set back from the road and is surrounded by mature yew trees (one of which is more than 2,000 years old), with only the spire visible above them.

Parts of the church, such as the base of the tower, date from the 11th century. The nave is from the 12th century; the chancel, the 13th; and the sanctuary and St Katherine Chapel, the 14th.

In 1855, R.C.Hussey substantially rebuilt the nave, the north aisle and the south arcade, and completely re-roofed the nave (unfortunately destroying many medieval features).

St Mary, Eastling, is part of the Benefice of Eastling and Stalisfield with Otterden.

The Priest-in-Charge for the Benefice, currently vacant, lives in the Rectory at Eastling.

Regular Services

Services are normally held in Eastling church every Sunday, except when there is a fifth Sunday in the month when a Benefice service is held alternatelyat Eastling, Stalisfield and Throwley.

1st Sunday -

8.00am: Holy Communion BCP

10.00am: Holy Communion CW

2nd Sunday -

8.00am: Holy Communion BCP

10.00am: Cafe Style

3rd Sunday -

8.00am: Holy Communion BCP

10.00am: Morning Prayer

4th Sunday -

8.00am: Holy Communion BCP




The Rectory

Newnham Lane



Kent ME13 0AS

01795 890487

Parish Administrator (Friday Mornings only)

Janet Payne

01795 890847

Sunday School Leader

Mrs Steph Youle

01795 890368


Mr Hugh Perks

Mr Norman Fowler

Mrs Caroline Ramshaw

PCC Secretary

Bay Lees

01795 890233

PCC Members

Mr Nigel Bickerdike

Mr David Fagg

Mr Norman Fowler

Mr Mark Harlow

Mr Stuart Bromley

Ms Marion Wilson

Ms Bay Lees

Ms Sarah Bell


Mrs Liz Bell


Mr Andrew Baxter

Deanery Synod Member

Mr M Harlow

Church Wardens

Mr Andrew Baxter