Welcome to the new website for St Mary the Virgin Church, Chalk This website is under development still so please visit www.chalkchurch.org.uk for the latest and correct information about the …
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEW CHALK CHURCH SITE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT. PLEASE VISIT WWW.CHALKCHURCH.ORG.UK FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
A Word of Welcome from the Vicar at Chalk Church
Thank you for visiting our website. Just on the outskirts of Gravesend in Kent, there has been a church in Chalk for well over a thousand years and it would be lovely to welcome you in person one day. We have associations both literary and biographical with Charles Dickens.
We are also popular for weddings, baptisms (also often called christenings) and other important family events. At our best I hope that we offer more than just a lovely and historic wedding venue! We are certainly not perfect but I hope that we are at least trying to make everyone welcome.
Please click here if you’d like to read more about our Vision
About the Church
Part of the Church of England and within the Diocese of Rochester, officially we are St Mary the Virgin, Chalk but we are often known simply as St Mary’s, Chalk or even just Chalk Church and we aim to be known as a church at the heart of our community.
In any event, through our worship and the life of our members, day by day and as a church family, we aim to be a channel of God’s healing love and to witness to a faith in Jesus Christ that is as relevant today as it has always been.
Each Sunday more than a hundred people come to our services and we make a particular point of trying to be welcoming to families and children of all ages. Our services, especially at 10.30am have a varied pattern and include elements of relatively traditional and relatively modern styles of worship. There is usually something for everyone.