- The Rectory
- The Street, Barham
- CT4 6PA
The Barham Downs Group of Churches is situated on either side of the main A2 road which runs from Canterbury to Dover. Each of the five villages is clearly signposted.
Three of our churches lie close to the Elham Valley Road, which runs from Bridge southwards towards Elham and Hythe, and is very close to the A2.
ADISHAM CT3 3JH
The village can be found just off the road between Wingham and Barham with the church sitting at the high point of the village.
BISHOPSBOURNE CT4 5JB is only a mile south of Bridge, in the bottom of the valley on the western side of the main road. The clearly signed road takes you down into the village, and at the bottom you turn right and will find the church behind a very large horse chestnut tree.
KINGSTON CT4 6HY is about a mile and a half further south, and also on the western side of the valley road. The turning into The Street is at the bottom of Bonny Bush Hill, and indicated by a village sign and a bus shelter. This is about 500 yards north of the Black Robin pub. Going up The Street, Church Lane is a turning on the left after 300 yards, and KINGSTON BARN CT4 6JB is also on your left a further 100 yards up the hill (and for The Barn and church there is parking immediately afterwards beside the recreation ground).
BARHAM CT4 6PB is about a mile further south down the Valley Road and the village straddles the road. In the centre of the village is The Green, opposite which is the school. The church is to the east of Valley Road, and you will need to take the turning opposite the school, along the side of The Green, and past the Duke of Cumberland pub. The church is up the hill after a couple of sharp bends. There is ample parking just above the church beside the road. The Rectory is on the first of these bends.
WOMENSWOLD CT4 6HG is slightly further away, on the east side of the A2, very near the junction for Barham and Aylesham. Head uphill towards Aylesham, and at the top is a turn to the right for Womenswold, Woolage Village and Woolage Green. Take this road, and then next left (a small turning) into the heart of Womenswold village, where the church cannot be missed.