Barham Downs Churches

  • The Rectory
  • The Street, Barham
  • Canterbury
  • Kent
  • CT4 6PA

01227 668090
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Family worship in BarhamWe are a group of four rural church congregations (Barham, Bishopsbourne, Kingston and Womenswold) that worship and work together in and around the Elham Valley a few miles south east of the Cathedral City of Canterbury.

Here you will find information about:

Heritage of the four mediaeval churches 

What’s going on in next few weeks
Considering a baptism or wedding
Our lively program for children and young people

Between the four churches we offer a variety of activities and worship services, but our emphasis is on being the family of God's people, and on seeking to be the best we can be in his world. It is our belief that God loves us all, and is present in every part of life, not just Sundays.

Whether you have been a Christian for a long time, or are still exploring what faith is all about, you are most welcome to join us at any time. Church services and other activities are listed on the  ‘What’s On’  page.

You can also find information about any 'Special Events' here.

The benefice logo depicts the four towers

Family worship in Kingston church.

A Family Communion in Kingston church

Bishopsbourne, most historic of our four churches.

View of Bishopsbourne church and gateway