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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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Parish Safeguarding Information


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

Village photo album

Drone clips of the local area

Update: 1 December 2023


Vintage Cars at the Griffin’s Head

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


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Village Hall 100Club - November draw

The November draw took place on Friday 1 December.  The winning numbers are:

1st prize of £76:  number 200: Grahm Lane

2nd prize of £19: number 110: Kenny Ingram

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 £1,000 in prize money!  And of course we’ve earned the same amount to help fund the hall and keep the doors open.

All Saints Church

The next service at All Saints Church will be held on Sunday 10 December  at 9.00am. The liturgy follows the Book of Common Prayer.  All are welcome to join us.  Other church news and dates and rotas can be found here.

Windmill under threat of disposal by KCC

You may have seen the news recently regarding plans by KCC to divest themselves of responsibilities for all 8 Kent mills that they own.  This includes our own Chillenden Windmill.  If this plan goes ahead it would mean the mill being sold off and the maintenance and operational costs and liabilities being passed on to the new owner.  Clearly this is way beyond the capacity of the current group of volunteers.

Consultation has now started (link here) and we are planning to hold a public meeting on Tuesday 12 December at 7.30pm in the Village Hall to explain the process.  Read more here of what we plan to do and how you can help.  If you’d like to support us please contact Paul Allen.

Christmas Services

Services at our local churches throughout December can be found here