Gillingham Parish Church St. Mary Magdalene 'The Church on the Green'
Gillingham Parish ChurchSt. Mary Magdalene'The Church on the Green' 

ST. MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH, GILLINGHAM is part of the Diocese of Rochester in the Church of England. Although our church building is undoubtedly of great historic value and interest, it is much more than that. It is a church which is still very much in use for regular worship by a lively, welcoming and committed congregation.

You are very welcome to join us

The site the church occupies has been used by the people of Gillingham for around a thousand years to worship God. People have gathered in this same building over the centuries to share with God their times of joy and celebration as well as their times of sadness and fear. The coming and going of the generations have been marked here by the Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals of the people of this community and one can sense a feeling of their worship and their presence within its walls.

Today we continue this tradition with regular worship and a welcome to everyone, both local residents and visitors alike.

We look forward to meeting you at...

'The Church on the Green'

The photographs on this website are copyright Steve Pattle, John Cumins and the late Mike McCormac FRPS and are used here with acknowledgments.

DATA PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION can be found on the Statutory Notices page of this website.



All enquiries should be made to our Parish Administrator. Please phone 01634 853459 (please leave a simple message if no answer) or email

LATEST NEWS - Appointment of a new Priest-in-Charge:  We are pleased to announce that  our new Priest-in-Charge will be the Revd. Elizabeth 'Liz' Cox who is currently Prison Chaplain at HMP Swaleside.  Liz will be joining us early in December, so will be with us for Christmas.  Unlike previous appointments, we will be sharing Liz with our neighbouring parish of St. Barnabas on a 50/50 basis. We look forward to welcoming Liz to Gillingham and in the meantime we will be holding her and her family in our prayers as they prepare for this new chapter in their and our lives.


VERY LATEST NEWS - The Re-Ordering Project isn early completed!  Yes, our long awaited Re-ordering Project is about to become a reality!  We will be returning to St. Mary's for our Sunday services from Sunday 17 November. For further details please go to our services web page.



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The Parochial Church Council of Gillingham Parish Church (St. Mary Magdalene)

is a registered charity; charity number 1132588.

Website last updated on 12 November 2019

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