Britain's Smallest Town

Welcome to Fordwich

We are opening our doors again!

Please keep a look out here for the latest information. The Town Hall will open 2.00pm – 4.30pm on the following days (subject to change);


  • Saturday 12
  • Sunday 13
  • Sunday 20
  • Saturday 26
  • Sunday 27


  • Saturday 3
  • Sunday 4
  • Saturday 10
  • Sunday 11
  • Saturday 17
  • Sunday 18
  • Saturday 24
  • Sunday 25
  • Saturday 31


  • Sunday 1
  • Saturday 7
  • Sunday 8
  • Saturday 14
  • Sunday 15
  • Saturday 21
  • Sunday 22
  • Saturday 28
  • Sunday 29
  • Bank Holiday Monday 30


  • Saturday 4
  • Sunday 5
  • Friday 10
  • Saturday 11
  • Sunday 12
  • Monday 13
  • Tuesday 14
  • Wednesday 15
  • Thursday 16
  • Friday 17

Entry fee is £3.00 per person. You can either pay cash or use pay using contactless.

When you visit you will asked to use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance and all visitors must wear a face mask without exceptions. We welcome four visitors inside the man hall at any times, plus the custodian.

Children taking part in the Wheels of Time initiative are warmly welcome – please let the custodian know at entry so that we can give you your badge.

Fordwich Town Hall was built around 1544 with strong suggestions it may be older.

It is a much loved building in Fordwich, looked after by Fordwich United Charities and our wonderful custodians.

Our knowledgeable custodians 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.

Fordwich Town Hall is still used today and we hold town council, trustee and custodian meetings here.

Did you know that you can get married and/or have your Civil Partnership here? Head over to the Weddings tab and find out more.

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

Want to hire Fordwich Town Hall for your special event? Contact our Events Manager; for more information.


Welcome to Fordwich

This is where you can read the Fordwich Town News Letter published by Fordwich Town Council. This is the same pamphlet that you would have received in the letter box, should you live in Fordwich.

If you would like anything added to this news letter, please open one of them and look for the contact details.


Fordwich Town News June 2021

Fordwich Town News May 2021

Fordwch Town News February March 2021

Fordwich Town News April 2021 (1)

Fordwich Town News February 2021

Fordwich Town News January 2021


Fordwich Town News December 2020

Fordwich Town News November 2020

Fordwich Town News October 2020

Welcome to Fordwich

We hope to hold the next Civic Service on the 19th September 2021 at 3.00pm and you are all invited to join.

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



Welcome to Fordwich

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this project is sadly suspended.

We are so excited for this amazing project to be competed, once times allow it. Volunteers throughout Fordwich are working on two quilted curtains, one for the lift door and a second for a future screen to be fitted.

Before the pandemic, we got together at the school hall in School Lane every Friday from 2.00pm until about 4.00pm and we are waiting for us to be able to get together once more.

Watch this space for news.



Welcome to Fordwich

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!


Welcome to Fordwich

Welcoming Sarah Thornton from BBC Southeast, journalist and meteorologist presents the weather from Fordwich on Wednesday 28th July.

Please ensure that you have the appropriate licence in order to view this.



Welcome to Fordwich

More information will follow but if you are keen to know more about this fantastic scheme, please click here.

Welcome to Fordwich

Corona virus COVID-19 information

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.

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.


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



Send us Your Fordwich News!

Do you have a event? A news item? Or something else going in Fordwich? Then send it to us here & we may be able to publish it on our site!

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