Stour Downs

Smeeth Mersham Brabourne Monks Horton Stowting Sellindge

Welcome to the Stour Downs Parish.

Stour Downs

Stour Downs is a new parish created in 2018, serving the six rural communities of Brabourne, Mersham, Monk's Horton, Sellindge, Smeeth and Stowting.

We have six beautiful churches in an area of outstanding natural beauty offering a variety of types and times of worship across the month for all ages.

Please do come and try a style (and time) of worship that suits you- a friendly welcome awaits...    See our monthly services page. 

We have a lot of social, fundraising and community events across our villages. These can be found in the links to the diary and our What's On page. We celebrate our first birthday with fun events on the 9th March. Download a detective trail here (to print double sided) or pick one up in any of our churches.

A new electoral roll for the Stour Downs (which gives you a vote at the APCM on 25th April 7pm at Sellindge School Hall) begins on 10th April. Download an application form here and return ASAP to the office at The Rectory, Church Road, Smeeth TN25 6SA.

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Rev Chris can be contacted on 01303 470791 or