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PACT (Police and Communities together) meeting minutes:

The Grounds of the Castle are open to the public on the second Tuesday of the month from May to Sep 10am to 4pm

For Private Group Tours of the castle & grounds please contact:
Michael H. Peters 01795 470450
(All proceeds to the parish church of St Mary)

 Click here to download the Parish Design Statement in PDF format 

A  Tree presented by Kent Men of Trees to the Parish Council has recently been planted at St Mary's School by Parish Tree warden Pete Vogel with pupils.


Lost Landscapes  

For more information click on the photo below to download the latest information leaflet in Adobe Acrobat format.



The playgroup is held in the Old Wives Lees Village Hall. Run by quality staff providing quality care in a happy learning environment, we welcome children between the ages of two and a half and five years.
Sessions will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.15 a.m. to 12.00 noon at 5.00 per session.
For further details please contact Chilham St. Mary's School (730442), Heather Ratcliffe (732128) or Brenda Ladley (730032).

Reception Class

Chilham School's  reception class opened in September  2002, It is now the permanent home to a small number of reception children. The upstairs area when equipped will become a whole school IT computer room and also an out of hours IT learning facility for the Parish.  

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For more information contact the school or visit their Website at                 Chilham St. Mary's Primary School

From Easter 2002, Chilham Castle was bought by Stuart  & Tessa Wheeler. 

Stuart retired from I.G.Index a spread betting company he set up during the mid 70s. 

Tessa (nee Codrington), is a  photographer. They have three daughters, Sarah, the eldest,  Jacquetta,  &  Charlotte

We wish them a long and happy stay in this beautiful place. Already, the gossip in the village is singing their praises.

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