'Loving God, Serving Christ,

Growing the Church'

Why Calehill?


Prayer for the first Sunday of Advent

Almighty God,
as your kingdom dawns,
turn us from
the darkness of sin
to the light of holiness,
that we may be ready to meet you
in our Lord and Saviour,
Jesus Christ.

Welcoming Bishop Rose


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.