The Parish is located on the Great Stour River where it cuts through the North Downs, on the A28 midway between Ashford and Canterbury. The parish includes both Godmersham itself and the village of Bilting. It shares many of its activities with the neighbouring parish of Crundale. Godmersham is recorded in the Domesday Book and Bilting is thought to be even older as iron-age remains have been found there. Godmersham Park House was built in 1732 and eventually became the property of Edward Knight, brother of Jane Austen. Her novels Pride & Prejudice and Mansfield Park are said to depict characters and scenes from the village.
Godmersham has an active and very successful ‘Friends of Godmersham Church’, who provide the financial support for the upkeep of the church fabric.
2nd Sunday – 10am All- age service
4th Sunday – 09:30 Iona Communion
5th Sunday 11am – Benefice Service, at one of the churches in the benefice, see the latest Benefice Newsletter.
You can find out more about Godmersham Park Heritage Centre here.