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St. Martin of Tours church has been at the heart of the Detling village community since the 12th century. It is a small village church with a friendly, supportive and welcoming congregation. Services are held each Sunday morning at 10:30am, except for the 4th Sunday of the month when a joint service takes place at our sister church  nearby in Thurnham. The first Sunday of the month is an informal family service and during the year we have a range of special services, for example our Family Pet Service in February.  Whatever the service all, both young and old, are welcome. Regular coffee mornings take place and every 2 weeks, on a Monday morning, the church is filled with the sound of excited voices as our happy and lively pre school music group meet. For more details:

The 12th century church of St Martin of Tours in Detling had further additions in the 13th and 15th centuries, An extensive restoration also took place in the latter half of the 19th century. Consequently the nave and chancel are of early Norman construction, whilst the spire is a Victorian addition. The church features an ornately carved four-sided oak lectern, which is believed to date from the mid 14th century. It is thought that it was originally located at Boxley Abbey and was then moved to Detling following the closure of the Abbey.

The Church's pipe organ is a mid Victorian instrument, although it originates from the Congregational Church in Maidstone and was relocated to Detling in the early 1970's.


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