The church of St Martin of Tours in Detling was first constructed in the 12th century and further additions were made in the 13th and 15th centuries, An extensive restoration 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.