We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Step back in time”

The Parish Church of St Mary's Chilham
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Chilham
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

This is an incredible old church, a heritage site for a reason, and once inside you can feel its age. The cemetry is full of really old graves showing you the history of the city for sure and the position of the church tucked away means that it is never busy. I attending a wedding which was a magical experience in an environment that felt 100% real. If you are a christian this is a must for a visit if in the city of Canterbury!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank LifewithWesley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    36
    21
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Dover, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
488 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Serene and beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Hard not to be impressed by this church. Chilham is evocative and beautiful and the church certainly helps this. Wonderful that is is open often and access is not restricted. The walks near by are wonderful.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Duncan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
184 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Grace & Peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Beautiful and tranquil with fascinating history. The church is open daily and also offers tea or coffee and cake/biscuits on weekday mornings in summer. Lighting is triggered by the arrival of visitors and helpful information is strategically placed around the building. Unusually for a mediaeval church it has excellent and modern lavatories! Sunday worship is welcoming and uplifting; your people are especially welcome.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank Don I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Very old church (>600 years) - we attended a wedding service which was lovely. Also visited the church when it was quiet, some very interesting tombstones reflecting the history of the area

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank traveldoc2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Time to take some risk and let God go the rest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Very traditional country church steeped in local history. Friendly elderly small congregation with a traditional service. Stunningly beautiful stained glass windows encased above the robed choir. New vicar looks to be making an impact but a long way to go to attract younger membership. Could move out along the risk curve and become a little more exciting. Maybe repllacing say half the pews with comfortable chairs could do the trick.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Strawbrick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Parish Church of St Mary's Chilham also viewed

Chilham, Canterbury
Chilham, Canterbury
 

Been to The Parish Church of St Mary's Chilham? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing