Littlebourne Benefice

    Littlebourne      Ickham    Wickhambreaux    Stodmarsh

    Welcome to the website for the churches of Littlebourne, Ickham, Wickhambreaux and Stodmarsh.

    We are a group of four churches close to Canterbury.  As Church of England parish churches for our villages we are there for everyone. Whoever you are, you'll find a warm welcome at our services and activities.   

    Enquiries about baptisms, weddings or special services are always welcome, whether or not you already attend church. Home communions can be arranged upon request. 

    A Confirmation course runs regularly - usually beginning in early summer. Participants can choose whether to proceed to confirmation or not - but are welcome to take part in the course.

    Regular services are continuing, with visiting priests.


    Next Services: See the Church Calendar page     

    Check out the 'What's On' page to find the latest details of events or special services. It's updated regularly so that you can always find out what's happening. 

    Littlebourne and Wingham, East Kent

    We’re looking for a Priest in Charge. Is it you?

    A new partnership of five churches near Canterbury is moving enthusiastically towards becoming a single benefice. We are seeking a priest to lead us, encourage us, guide us and pray with us. Our ministry teams need help in their development of God’s work in our growing community.  Please help us as we grow the role of the laity in our churches and reshape our worship,  evangelism and  pastoral care. We are still learning but we understand and accept the challenge facing the rural church and us locally.

    Initially the post would be 0.8 of full-time (with vicarage), as Priest in Charge of the Littlebourne Benefice and also licensed as an assistant curate in the Canonry Benefice with responsibility for the parish of Wingham. The aim is to bring all the churches into a single benefice in the near future.   Our five churches are

    • St Vincent, Littlebourne,
    • St John the Evangelist, Ickham,
    • St Mary, Stodmarch
    • St Andrew,Wickhambreaux and
    • St Mary the Virgin, Wingham

    For an informal conversation regarding this please contact the Archdeacon of Canterbury via her PA, Ms Jo Manser - 01227 865238

    For Further details please see the profile document 

    For particular church enquiries - please go to the page for the relevant church and use the link to e-mail the Churchwarden. 

    Service pew sheet - please email notices or updates by the end of Thursday, before the Sunday on which the notice is wanted.