Hello! Thanks for looking in on the web site of the churches of St Mary Magdalene, Cobham, and St Peter & St Paul, Luddesdowne, near Gravesend, in Kent. You may be looking because you are interested in our churches to find out about our Services, our history or because you are interested in marriage or baptism. You may be local or one of our many world-wide visitors.

If there are any matters about which you want to speak to us including baptisms, weddings and funerals then please contact the Vicar by clicking below for her contact details or alternatively please phone the office on 01474 813495 during office hours which are Wednesday afternoons and Friday - 9.30am to 1pm. Messages can also be left on this number and will be attended to as soon as possible.

Click here to email the Vicar and she will do her utmost to respond as quickly as possible.

We live in communities where people are on the cutting-edge of our modern society and business world, yet we love our history. Cobham’s famous brasses draw visitors from all over and our Exhibition area, is available by arrangement.

The Friends of Cobham Church - FOCC, have a page, please click here to visit it and see what they organise or perhaps you would like to sponsor the floodlighting of Cobham Church.

The first Monday of every month is PRAYER MONDAY between 8.00pm and 9.00pm in Sole Street Church Rooms, Manor Road, Sole Street.

The third Saturday of every month is PRAYER SATURDAY between 8.00am and 9.00am at 'Brambles' Norwood Lane, Meopham but not in August

Please come and join us on one or both of these very important parts of church life.

Luddesdowne Church will be open on Saturdays

from 2 to 4.30pm
in  July, August & September
(From 3.00pm on 23 August)
Come and see this rural church with its unique wall paintings


Cobham and Luddesdown villages were the same as many villages up and down the country - their men went to fight in World War 1 and some never came back. Their names are commemorated on the War Memorials of both villages and remembered on Remembrance Sunday every year. In Luddesdowne, two booklets have been compiled - thanks to information from local people - about the men who died, including the Canadian Royal Air Force Personnal Crew of Halifax bomber LV 996 429 ( Bison) squadron whose plane crashed nearby in 1945.

Please click here to download the World War 1 booklet and click here for the World War 2 booklet.

Events to Commemorate the Centenary of the start of WW1

‘A chance to reflect on the start of WW1 with flowers and artefacts'

at Luddesdowne Church on Saturday, Sunday and Monday - 2,3 and 4 August 2014 2 - 4.30pm.

Free admission, refreshments

A service to commemorate the

First World War 1914 - 1918

St Peter & St Paul
Sunday 3 August 2014

‘Greater love’

A Vigil service to commemorate the

First World War 1914 - 1918

St Peter & St Paul
Monday 4 August 2014

"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time"


Dates for your diary!

Sunday 7th September 2014

Messy Church

Where?  St Mary’s Church Rooms, Sole Street
When? 3pm-5pm Sunday 7th September 2014

All families of all ages are welcome to come and experience Messy Church at St Mary’s.

Craft.... Games...Food.... Music.... Stories and more....

For more details of Messy Church, please contact Rachel on

01474 813836 or 07947 072828 or r.bullimore@btopenworld.com

If you wish to know more about Sunday School during our normal Church services on a Sunday, please click here.

Harvest Festival Service

St Peter & St Paul
Sunday 28 September 2014

Followed by a 'Bring and Share' supper in the Village Hall.

Food gifts to Gravesham Foodbank and monetary gifts to TEARFUND



SSt Marys Church Rooms

St Mary's Church Room Fund Raising

St Mary's Church Room was constructed in 1889 by local residents, from a kit of parts delivered to the sidings at Sole Street Station. It is one of the oldest “Tin Tabernacles” still in use in Great Britain as place of worship and is possibly unique in having stained glass windows. It was opened by the Rev G Blandford, vicar of St Luke’s, South Hackney, on 14 March 1889. The vicar of Cobham at the time was Rev. Arthur H. Berger. It is believed that the land it stands on once formed part of the garden of the adjacent listed building “Yeoman’s House”

The little hall has survived a lot longer than those residents of Sole Street who built it, might have expected all those years ago.

Local fund raising has begun, and the aim is to raise up to 20% of of the cost of the refurbishment locally, to demonstrate to prospective grant aid organisations the commitment of the community to the project.

If you fancy sponsoring a sheet of corrugated iron again, please click here for details!


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Luddesdowne Church is a Fairtrade church

Luddesdowne Church is a Fairtrade Church

Fancy having a coffee, or meeting a friend?
Try our
Coffee 'Pop-in' on
second Tuesday of each month at
'The Leather Bottle'
10.30am – 12.00noon.

See you there!

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Please click here to contact the Vicar if you are interested in attending an Alpha course






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