St Catherine's Church, Kingsdown, Kent

Kingsdown, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0AS
How to find us
Opening times:
Open daily 9am to 4pm For enquiries about this church, please contact Nick Watts - [email protected]
  • Overview
  • Map
  • What's nearby

A Victorian time capsule

St Catherine's is the only complete Anglican church designed by Victorian architect E W Pugin. Built in 1866, it has a needle-sharp spire and richly coloured stained glass. Inside and out, it is a time capsule of Victorian church design that has remained almost exactly as Pugin designed it.

Kingsdown Guide

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  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.
  • Directions
    4 miles south of Sittingbourne, off B2136; south of M2 between Doddington and Milstead. Follow St. Catherine's Kingsdown sign from Doddington along Chequers Hill and historic church signs along Down Court Road.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station:

    Sittingbourne (3.8 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful information:

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

    Kent County Guide 2012

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Kent. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

  • Community information

    Useful local links:

    Visit Kent tourism website:

    Let's Visit Kent website:

    Best Places to Visit in Kent website:

    Kent History website:

    Kent Family History Society:

    Kent Archaeology Society:

    Kent Historic Churches website:

    Friends of Kent Churches: