'Loving God, Serving Christ, Growing the Church'

One last contribution from Sheila Cox: 

Why Calehill?

Prayer for this week

Lord God of Earth and Heaven,
we pray for our MPs as they gather on Saturday to decide
this nation’s future.
Grant them respect in their listening, civility in their speaking, clarity in their thinking,
and wisdom in their decision-making.
And so at this crucial time
for our nation may we be led on paths on which the vulnerable
will not suffer, young and old will prosper, d the divisions of our people will heal,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,


The Benefice of Calehill with Westwell
came into existence on 1 October 2019.
Before that, the seven parishes were separate entities, each with its Parochial Church Council, making up the benefice of G7.
Instead of seven parishes, we now have two; one (Calehill) with
six churches, and one (Westwell) with a single church.

The Benefice of Calehill with Westwell is a group of seven Church of England churches, united in the one benefice. Following pastoral re-organisation, the benefice is made up of two parishes, the Parish of Calehill which consists of six churches, and the Parish of Westwell. Each community is distinct, yet all work together to spread the love of God and build His Kingdom.

Situated between the North Downs and the Weald, the benefice is quintessentially rural and yet maintains close links with the nearby towns of Ashford and Maidstone and the city of Canterbury. The Benefice of Calehill with Westwell is one of three benefices that make up the Ashford Deanery. We are part of the Diocese of Canterbury.

We enjoy a wide diversity of worship styles across the benefice encompassing a whole range from traditional Book of Common Prayer Services to contemporary Café Church Services.

We would love to welcome you to any of our services and to the various events that take place during the week. Please contact Rev. Jack Bateson

01233 756674 revjackbateson@gmail.com if you would like any further information or if you would like to arrange a wedding or a baptism or speak to someone about planning a funeral.