St Mary the Virgin

This beautifully simple building is in a valley about a mile from Hastingleigh village, there may have been a church here in the 6th century, but the present building is largely Norman and Early English.

Hastingleigh, Kent

Opening times

Sorry, there are no regular opening times for this church.


TN25 5HU

The lychgate was made in 1993 by local craftsmen to commemorate 700 years of worship. The north wall of the church is the oldest part and probably contains Saxon workmanship.

Inside, looking from the Norman nave, the excellent 15th century rood screen stands out, and beyond that, the exceptionally long and light chancel whose floor level is, unusually, lower than that of the nave.

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St Mary

Brook, Kent

The mixture of informal path over a little bridge into a churchyard full of trees and shrubs is the perfect introduction to the military looking Norman tower.

St James the Great

Elmsted, Kent

Elmstead is little more than a group of farms clustered round their church on the North Downs.

St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Brabourne, Kent

A church has existed on this site since Saxon times, but the oldest part of the present building dates from 1144.