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The Griffin’s Head pub is set in a beautiful 13th century Kent Hall House.  It is the social heart of the village where locals from all walks of life come to meet up, chat, and generally put the world to rights.  The pub is now fully open with two dining menus available.  Face coverings must be worn on entry, and social distancing restrictions apply.  Click here for further Enquiries.

Chillenden Windmill is now closed for the winter and should re-open in May 2020, when it will be open on Sundays until September from 2 - 4.30pm. Local volunteer guides will be on hand to give you an interpretive tour round what is one of only 3 historic post mills in Kent. Admission is free but donations welcome.  Click here for Enquiries.

Village diary: Updated 24 October

The hamlet of Chillenden in East Kent, UK, lies midway between the historic cathedral city of Canterbury and the gateway port of Dover.  It lies in the rural landscape on the edge of the North Downs, surrounded by some wonderful English countryside.  It has a population of about 100 people living in 45 houses.  There is a church, a working farm, a village hall, a pond, a brilliant pub, and a windmill.

The beautiful 12th century All Saints Church is now open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm.  For more information please visit the All Saints page.

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The village AED is located at the Griffin’s Head pub.  Click here so see its location and the access code.

The Griffins Head - next vintage cars Sunday 1 November from 11am

Come along and enjoy the most delightful country pub with it’s lovely beer garden and swish decking area.  The pub is now fully open normal hours seven days a week.  Food is offered either on a traditional pub plates menu or an a la carte country menu.  The cyclists cafe is currently closed but will re-open soon for breakfasts, coffees and lite bites.  Covid restrictions in place. Please call the pub on 01304 840325.


Our community support group is here to help anyone who needs to self-isolate/shield and who may need assistance with errands, shopping, obtaining medication, setting up or fixing tech equipment, or who just needs to have a chat or some company.  If you would like to volunteer to help, or if indeed you need help, please email us with what you can do to help or with what you need.  We’ll be in touch.

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Windmill turns for the fist time in over 70 years!

Big news on Thursday 22 October - Suffolk Millwrights successfully re-erected the sails on the mill and even got it turning.  See here for more pictures

All Saints Church - open Wednesdays and Sundays

Our normal church services are now taking place on 1st & 3rd Sundays in conjunction with Goodnestone.  The next service at Holy Cross will be at 9am on Sunday 1 November.  There are no services at All Saints Chillenden.

Our Church is currently open every Sunday and Wednesday from 10am to 6pm for private prayer and peaceful contemplation.  Please visit if you can.

There are also live-streaming services every Sunday at 11am. Subscribe to this YouTube channel, or this Facebook page where you can also see all the previous services and talks.