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12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE


One of the area's oldest churches, St Laurence Church, in the benefice of Shepherds Lees, was established in the 12th century.

St Laurence

Further Information

Village Priest

Lorraine Apps-Huggins

Tel: 01227 752027

Parochial Church Council

Treasurer and Churchwarden: Mrs Lyn Collins - 01227 830158 -

Churchwarden: Hugh Reid - 01795 890728 -


1st and 3rd Sundays of the month: Holy Communion - 9:30am

4th Sunday of the month: Church - 10:00am


Leaveland church is open every day and is frequently used for prayer by people popping in. There are activities connected with the churchyard and a noticeboard for recording plants, birds, insects, etc, which have been spotted. There is also a project for recording gravestones.

Chilli Festival

Leaveland's Chilli Festival, a show of chilli plants, with some of the world's hottest peppers plus many more varieties, will be held in Leaveland Church, date to be confirmed.

Refreshments and children's activities.

Pepper plants and pods are for sale if adventurous cooks and chefs would like to try them!