Barham Downs Churches

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

01227 941561
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Family worship in BarhamWe are a group of five rural church congregations (Adisham, 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:

the Heritage of the five medieval churches. 

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

Between the five 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. We also believe that Safeguarding in our community is incredibly important and essential to our Christian calling.

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.

Family worship in Kingston church.

A Family Communion in Kingston church

Bishopsbourne, most historic of our four churches.

View of Bishopsbourne church and gateway