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A Word of Welcome from the Vicar:


Thank you for visiting our website. Just on the

outskirts of Gravesend in Kent, there has been

a church in Chalk for well over a thousand years

and it would be lovely to welcome you in person

one day. We have associations both literary and biographical with Charles Dickens. 

We are also popular for weddings, baptisms (also

often called christenings) and other important

family events. At our best I hope that we offer

more than just a lovely and historic wedding

venue! We are certainly not perfect but I hope

that we are at least trying to make everyone 



     Lifting High the Cross - our renewed vision

(click on the bottom link in the left-hand pane to find out more.)



Part of the Church of England, officially we are St Mary the Virgin, Chalk but we are often known simply as St Mary's, Chalk or even just Chalk Church and we aim to be known as a church at the heart of our community.

In any event, through our worship and the life of our members, day by day and as a church family, we aim to be a channel of God's healing love and to witness to a faith in Jesus Christ that is as relevant today as it has always been.  


Each Sunday more than a hundred people come to our services and we make a particular point of trying to be welcoming to families and children of all ages. Our services, especially at 10.30am have a varied pattern and include elements of relatively traditional and relatively modern styles of worship. There is usually something for everyone. 




The services aim to help us sense the nearness and the greatness of God providing us with a balance of comfort and challenge.  

A charity in our own right with a concern for the whole parish, we also help other charities, near and far, and not least the Hands of Compassion school in Zambia. Further information, details of service times and various contacts are available by clicking on the relevant links opposite but please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further help.

The Revd Nigel Bourne

The Vicarage, 2a Vicarage Lane, Chalk, GRAVESEND, Kent DA12 4TF Tel:  01474  567906


P.S. Just a reminder that It would be lovely to see you at St Mary's at any of our services.

We meet every Sunday at 10.30am.

If you want to visit at other times, please call in advance to arrange access.

In the meantime, wherever you are, God bless you!


St Mary's is a Registered Charity - Registration Number: 1132081



 Our Vision







'Lifting High the Cross'     Growing

                                                                                  Reaching Out

                                            & Stronger        in Christ by  





More about our vision can be seen by clicking on the bottom of the links in the left-hand pane opposite, but essentially we want to grow, reach out and be stronger in Christ. If you wish to donate to help us raise our budget of well over £100,000 a year (more than £2,000 a week) we would be very grateful. You can donate in a number of ways: by Text, Online and by Cheque. You can also ask for a Standing Order Form and/or a Gift Aid Form. For more details of ways to give, again, click on the bottom link in the left-hand pane opposite. 

Chalk Church nr Gravesend off A226 Rochester Road in Kent - a traditional evangelical anglican c-of-e village church |