Church Events

Regular weekly events at St. Mary the Virgin


Take a Break 10am to 12pm


Community Cafe 10am to 12pm


Dedicated to visitors interested in the rich history of the church as well as anyone seeking a quiet space to light a candle and pray. 10am to 3pm


Community Cafe 10am to 12pm

Lunchtime Music

Lunchtime Music poster 2019


Wednesdays 4th December  1pm – 2pm

Arrive and leave when it suits you.  Bring your own sandwich. Relax and enjoy professional quality music.

A Place to Call Home – Advent Justice Appeal

In support of this year’s Advent Justice Appeal, the immersive experience asks people to step out of their comfort zone and on to the Moon.

Thanks to the support of Christian Aid, our fundraising partners, visitors will be able to wear a headset, put on hand-held controllers and leave the comfort of Canterbury to try life on the Moon.

Canterbury Diocese Director of Communities and Partnership Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold said: “This is a truly unique experience for guests to get a sense of being far away from home and out of this world with two feet on the ground!

“Our annual Advent appeal supports the work of our refugee officers who help and guide those who have no home, have nowhere to return.

“Using VR we hope people gain an insight into that displacement to help to connect with refugees on a level that may surprise. At Christmas thoughts turn to our own families and friends and this year we hope those thoughts will travel beyond our own comfort zones and to reach out and help those in need of our love and support.”

The installation will be in St Augustine’s Chapel at Canterbury Cathedral (standard precinct charges apply) for the first week of Advent from Monday 2 December to Friday 6 December from 9.30am to 5.00pm.*

The installation will then travel to:
• St Mary’s Church in Ashford on Sunday 15 December from 5.30pm
• St Paul’s Church in Canterbury on Tuesday 17 December from 5.30pm
• St Martin’s Church in Maidstone on Thursday 19 December from 3pm to 5pm


Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Saturday 15th February 2020

Valentines Flyer (1)


Revelation Ashford events

Download the latest list of forthcoming Revelation Ashford events here.


A Church Near You – Safeguarding Page

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Anita Sorrell and can be contacted on 07849 903378 or on