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The annual pilgrimage from
St Martin's in the Fields


Hungry Walkers meet the wonderful women of Chartham

It was good to see familiar faces as well as some new ones amongst the walkers from the Church of St Martin's in the Fields, London, who on Bank Holiday Monday passed through Chartham for "refuelling" at St Mary's Church on their way to their destination, Canterbury Cathedral, where a service was held.
St Martin's in the Fields walk
The pilgrimage had to be cancelled in 2020, and this year it had to be postponed from the usual May Bank Holiday to the August Bank Holiday, because of Covid fears.

The pilgrimage normally takes several days, but this year, instead of walking all the way from Trafalgar Square to Canterbury and staying overnight in churches and halls en route, the walk was completed in one day, starting from Charing and passing through Boughton Aluph and Chartham for the final leg to Canterbury.

The day was grey and drizzly, so the 80 or so walkers earned their tea. People from St Mary's had baked a large variety of cakes, which were as usual very well received. And of course, as well as the cake-makers there was a team of tea-pourers, washer-uppers, furniture movers and cleaner-uppers.

All in all, a successful day.

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.
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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