Fordwich Town Council

Fordwich Town Council

Welcome to Fordwich

We are delighted to welcome My Theatre Productions and their performance of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.

St Mary’s Church in Fordwich will host  this event and due to COVID restrictions tickets will be limited so book without delay on for a fantastic season warmer for all the family.

We ask that all who takes part – unless you are exempt – to wear a face covering during the performance.


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Corona virus COVID-19 information

If you live in Fordwich or nearby and need help or can offer help please contact Chris Fris on or tel 07522 480284.

Chris, a local resident had a career as a specialist teacher of learning and behaviour in secondary schools both in Canterbury, Kent and Auckland, New Zealand.

For all information relating to the government advise on the Corona virus (COVID-19) please click here.

For information from the NHS regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) please click here.

Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies have resumed.


A 24-hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.

You can contact the Kent Together helpline at  or by calling on 03000 41 92 92. It is a 24-hour service.

Kent County Council also has a page on its website answering frequently asked questions and the very latest Coronavirus information on its service updates page.


Seniors Helping Seniors has been able to maintain services throughout this extraordinary period.

We have local experienced carers covering Fordwich to help with elderly care in peoples’ homes.

The hourly fee £24.60 includes VAT and paying above the Living Wage to our amazing carers.

·  This information may also be useful for people seeking work/to use their care experience to help others during the crisis.

More info here or call me on my mobile 07802 229050 with any questions



Welcome to Fordwich

Please feel warmly welcome to visit the stunning Fordwich Town Hall dating from 1544.

Our knowledgeable volunteers are keen to show you around and tell you about Fordwich Town Hall’s history, its importance and connection to the building of Canterbury Cathedral and how it is used today.

Entry at £2 per person which helps us to keep this wonderful building open to the public.

Please note that we have a newly installed lift enabling us to welcome even more visitors.


All enquiries to


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Fordwich Town Council meetings are held in the Town Hall at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of each month.

Please note that there is no town council meeting in August and December.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic meetings may be held online.


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There will be no Civic Service for 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.

The next Civic Service will be held on the 19th September 2021 at 3.00pm.

Canterbury Bishop Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin has kindly agreed to attend and we wish her and all of you a very warm welcome.



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You are invited to take part in Fordwich Art Challenge.  Here’s how it works;
There are three entry groups and each has a small charge with proceeds to charity;
Group 1 – Ages 0 – 10 years,      50 pence per entry
Group 2 – Ages 11 -15 years,      £1 per entry
Group 3 – Ages 16 – 114 years,   £2 per entry
You can choose all or any of the following categories;
Category A – A piece of art in a medium of your choice
Category B – A photographic presentation
Category C – A piece of poetry or prose
Keep a look out here for a closing date of entry and where and how to submit it, to be confirmed soon.
The judges are looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s get cracking!

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Looking for all volunteers who are able to help with a sewing project.

We get together at the school hall in School Lane every Friday from 2.00pm until about 4.00pm.

We are currently working on two quilted curtains, one for the lift door and a second for a future screen. If you want to come and help f are curious about our project, please come along on a Friday, join us for a cup of tea and/or coffee.

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Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, Friendly First Fridays are not meeting until further notice.

Under normal circumstances we meet every first Friday of the month at the School Room in School Lane.

It’s an excellent opportunity to meet up, have a chat and hot drink and plan the next fundraising!


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Canoe Wild

Keen on exploring the River Stour and lakes? Make your way to Canoe Wild in Fordwich. For more information find us at

Fordwich River Tour

Keen on exploring the River Stour in a more gentile fashion? Find us moored up outside The Fordwich Arms and enjoy an excursion on the Ethelbert. For more information find us on



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Guided Walks are taking a break. News on upcoming walks will be displayed here.

Feel warmly invited to take part in guided walks in the historic town of Fordwich with historian, Mr David Reekie.

All walks start at 11.00am. and we meet where stated for each walk as seen below.

These are guided walks with a historical theme and walks are typically 1-3 miles taking around 1-2 hours.

Please dress weather appropriate and be prepared for mud, stiles and hills.

There will be a collection for Pilgrims Hospice. (£2 each). Walks marked with an * are part of the opening event for The Canterbury Rings Walking Trails and taking part will cost £6 each for these walks, again all proceeds to Pilgrims Hospice.

If you need any further information please contact David Reekie 07341273715 or on e-mail Canterbury Rings www.canterbury


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