Welcome to our Website

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Founded in 1949, we are dedicated to preserving Kent’s churches and helping maintain them in good condition.  In the past ten years, through our fund raising Ride & Stride and generous legacies and donations, Kent’s churches have benefited by over £2 million.


Join the Friends to support the work and enjoy organized visits to churches in summer and lectures in winter. See Join Us page for more information.

Church Visits and Lectures   and   more …..

Each year we arrange visits to churches in the summer and lectures in the autumn and spring. This year we also had the opportunity of a private viewing of the Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass Exhibition. Details are at Forthcoming Visits & Lectures.

Ride & Stride

The Friends of Kent Churches Sponsored Ride and Stride takes place on the second Saturday in September each year with 740 churches participating.  It raises over £130,000 a year for Kent churches.

This years Ride and Stride takes place on Saturday 8th September

Click the following link to find out more about the Ride & Stride including sponsorship forms and a list of open churches.


We currently give over £130,000 per year in grants to churches of architectural merit or historic importance in Kent. Find out more information by visiting the Grants page.


If you notice any problems with this site, please contact the webmaster – see About Us –  Contacts.