St Mary's Church, Luddenham, Kent

Luddenham Court, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0TH
How to find us
Opening times:
Open weekends only: 10am to 4pm For enquiries about this church, please contact Nick Watts - [email protected]
  • Overview
  • Map
  • What's nearby

A hidden gem in a farmyard setting

The 850-year-old church of St Mary's is hidden in a farmyard on marshland fringes to the south of the River Swale. The west doorway, with zig-zag decoration, is mid twelfth century, whilst the exceptionally long chancel was built about a hundred years later. Inside, a thirteenth-century stone coffin lid is topped by carved hands holding a heart. The curious little brick tower is early nineteenth century.

There are also some reused Roman tiles in the wall. NB: Access is only permitted from the public road that leads to the church from the north east, and the adjacent footpaths. Visitors are requested not to use the private road that reaches the church from the south.

Luddenham Guide

To donate by text, please text 'LUD' to 70970 to donate £5 and to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.

  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
  • Directions
    2 miles north west of Faversham. Follow Historic Church signs from A2 London Road along Four Oaks Road, Bysing Wood Road and Cherry Tree Drive.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Faversham (2 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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 we care for in Kent. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.