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The Griffin’s Head pub is set in a charming 13th century Grade II listed 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 for dining and bar service.  Click here for further Enquiries.

Chillenden Windmill is now closed for the winter season.  It will re-open again in 2023 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.

The hamlet of Chillenden in East Kent, UK, lies midway between the historic cathedral city of Canterbury and the gateway port of Dover.  It nestles 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 thriving pub, and a windmill.

The beautiful Grade II* listed 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.

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

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Update: 23 February


Next Vintage Cars at the Griffin’s Head…

The next vintage & classic car meet at The Griffin’s Head will be on Sunday 3 March from 11am.

Village Hall 100Club

If you would like to help fund the village hall and take part in a fun local lottery to win cash prizes then head over the the 100Club page to find out more. So far we have given out over £1,300 in prize money!  And of course we’ve earned the same amount to help fund the hall and keep the doors open.   The next draw for subscriptions in February will take place on Friday 1 March.

Save Our Windmill.

The consultation by KCC on their proposed Mills sell-off plans has now closed.  There were over 2,000 responses covering all the mills. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us or campaigned on our behalf.  We have to wait now for the outcome of the analysis of the responses to the consultation questionnaire, and the governance process.  See update from Paul Allen here.

All Saints Church

The next service at All Saints will be on Sunday 25 February at 9.00am.  This will be a regular BCP service.  Everyone welcome.  Other church news and dates and rotas can be found here..

Our new Vicar, Caroline Turvey, will be ‘installed’ at a special ceremony lead by the Bishop of Dover the Rt Revd Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin.  The service will be held at St Nicholas, Ash, on Wednesday 20 March at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.