We are a Church of England parish with a single church covering the two villages of Blean and Tyler Hill which lie in ancient Kent woodland between the cathedral city of Canterbury and the seaside town of Whitstable.
We describe ourselves as an ‘Open Church’ and we welcome everyone - Christians of all denominations and others who want to begin to explore the idea of faith - to come and worship with us. We encourage everyone we come in contact with to open the doors of their hearts to the love of God.
We think the Living Church part of our site is the most important. We have made a commitment to develop our work for God in four areas: worship, pastoral care, education, and outreach and mission, and you can find out more about how we are trying to live the life we believe Jesus wants us to by clicking into that section.
We know that people will come to – or come across – our website for a variety of reasons. Some of you will be interested in the history of our church, and others interested in our patron saints, Cosmus and Damian. You can find out more in the Parish History part of the site.
Others will want to know about our services and activities, including the arrangements for baptisms, marriages, funerals and the interment of ashes, and the section headed The Parish Today is there to help you. If you want to get more of an in-depth picture of a slice of our parish life, have a look at our Recent Events area.