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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 open for outdoor hospitality.  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 season and should re-open in 2021, when we hope to open on Sundays from May to September. 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 12 June

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 120 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 open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.  For more information please visit the All Saints page.  Services 2nd & 4th Sundays from July 11th 2021

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Parish Safeguarding Information


The village AED is located at the Griffin’s Head pub.  Location and acces code here.


Our community support group is here to help anyone who needs to self isolate or 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.

Links to support and advice here

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Church Services -  at Goodnestone

All Saints opening for service from 11 July.  In the meantime services are at Holy Cross on 1st & 3rd Sundays of every month at 9am.  More details here.

Next Vintage & Classic Cars

The next cars Sunday will be on 4 July from 11am

The Griffins Head

Now open for indoor hospitality.  Table reservations essential even just for drinks!  Come and watch the Euros in the outdoor bar.  Check out the Griffin’s Head website or Facebook page.


Will be back on 21 June after a short break for essential maintenance.

Village nature blog

Maria Himsworth’s monthly blog on the natural world right on our doorstep.  May edition here.

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Fibre broadband coming, but….

Delay reported on installation.  Latest information here

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