Barham Downs Churches

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

01227 941561
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Community Relief Fund

 As the cost of living continues to rise, more people will struggle to pay their bills and put food on the table – but help is here.


The Community Relief Fund offers financial support to anyone living or working in the benefice of Barham, Kingston, Adisham, Bishopsbourne and Womenswold parish areas. You do not need to be a churchgoer to apply for aid. This discretionary fund offers up to £100 to cover urgent needs such as buying groceries, paying for gas and electricity, essential repairs to household appliances and transport costs.


The fund has been active throughout the coronavirus pandemic and Barham Downs Churches are grateful to all those individuals who have made donations and to the local businesses who have provided food.


If you are in need, please email the Rev Stefan Thomas:
All applications are treated in confidence.


If you are able to make a one-off or regular donation, please email
Fund Administrator Joy Rule:

We must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day;
night is coming when no one can work.
As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the World.

John 9:4-5