Chartham Youth Club

Chartham Youth Club is held every Wednesday evening at Chartham Village Hall between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. The Youth Club is suitable for children between the ages of 9 to 17 and there is a nominal entry charge per session.

A range of activities is provided ranging from snooker, pool, table tennis, Nintendo Wi, X Box, Board Games, Arts & Crafts, and supervised laptop internet access as well as outdoor activities. There is also a tuck shop selling drinks, cakes and confectionery. All members of the Youth Club are required to officially register with their contact details.

For further details please contact Chris Simms.


Women’s Institute Chartham

Meets for friendship, education and interesting pursuits for women. Meetings are every third Thursday of the month, at 7.15 p.m. at Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Nr Canterbury, Kent CT4 7JA. Enquiries to President Mrs S Dungay.

Chartham Village Fete

An annual village fete is held on the Memorial Field on the first Sunday following August Bank Holiday. There is always a good variety of traditional sideshows and refreshments. Contact Mrs Sally Hatcher for further details or if you would like to be involved.


St Mary’s Church – Choir Chartham

Choir practice is on Tuesday evening from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Bell-ringers meet at the church 7:30 every Thursday. Choir Secretary – Mrs Marina Griffin


St Mary’s Church – Bell Ringers Chartham

Tower Captain – Mr William Evans. PCC Secretary – Dr David Chadwick. Ringing practice is on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Visitors are welcome, and anyone who is interested in taking up this enjoyable past time, please contact either of the above members, who will be pleased to ‘go through the ropes’ with you.

St Augustine’s Residents Association

The aim of the St Augustine’s Residents Association is to reflect the views of the people living in the local community by giving them a voice and to promote their vision of the neighborhood.

  • Name: St Augustine’s Residents Association.
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  • Chairman: Dick Robson
  • Secretary: Mrs B Robson
  • Treasurer: Steve Cooke
  • Publicity: Nathan Eaton-Baudains


Riding for the Disabled Chartham

There is a Riding for the Disabled Centre at Cobbes Meadow, at the rear of the St Augustine’s site. It operates Monday to Friday with adult sessions Tuesday and Thursday and children’s sessions Monday and Wednesday, groups are catered for on Friday mornings. There is a small charge per 20 minute session for adults and children.

Helpers, preferably with some knowledge of horses, would be welcome and much appreciated.

Enquiries to Mr R. Stilwell


Royal British Legion Chartham

The Branch exists to bring about the unity of all ex-Service men and women and to assist them and their dependents in time of need and to promote the same sense of loyalty and comradeship that existed whilst in the Service.

The Royal British Legion Hall on Bolts Hill is now closed but members now meet at the village hall on the first Thursday of each month at 7.00pm.

A period of service in any of H.M. Armed Forces qualifies any man or woman for Ordinary Membership. Associate Membership is at the discretion of the Management Committee.

For details of branch and club subscriptions, or any other enquiries, contact  Mrs Ann Austen (Branch Secretary)on 01227 731385 or email

Neighbourhood Watch Chartham Co-Ordinators

Chartham Central – There is currently a vacancy for this position.

Upper Shalmsford Street – There is currently a vacancy for this position.

Lower Shalmsford Street – There is currently a vacancy for this position.

The Crescent – Mrs. J. Hoare, Tzigana, The Crescent, Chartham. Tel: 01227 738479.

Rattington Street – There is currently a vacancy for this position.

Chartham Downs – There is currently a vacancy for this position.

Chartham Hatch – There is currently a vacancy for this position.


League of Friends Chartham

Members raise money for the Canterbury Hospitals by organising various events in Chartham and Chartham Hatch. About four meetings a year are held, usually at one of the member’s houses. Anyone interested in providing comforts for patients in hospital is welcome to join.

Enquiries to Mrs. V. Elvidge, 1 Chapel Row, Primrose Hill, Chartham Hatch.


Helping Hands Chartham

This is a scheme supported by St Mary’s Parochial Church Council to help people with Transport, Shopping, Collecting Prescriptions and Hospital Visits. The organisers would also like to know of any Senior Citizens who might like a visit or an outing.

Enquiries to Tel: 07833 230549 which is manned Monday to Friday inclusive from 9.00am to 10.00am except Bank holidays and a week over the Christmas period.

Helping Hands co-ordinator: Shirley Hollett


Chartham Hatch Coffee Club

Chartham Hatch Coffee Club at Chartham Hatch Village Hall. Meet 1st Wednesday in each month, between 10:00am and 12:00pm noon. All welcome. Stay as long or little as you like, for refreshments and a chat. Price £3.00. This coffee club has only recently been set up and is subject to modification.

Contact Christina Fisk


Chartham Hatch Art Group

Meets every Thursday 1:30pm to 4:00pm in Chartham Hatch Village Hall. It is a gathering of people interested in painting and they provide their own materials. It is an informal art club and they would be pleased to welcome any new members who would like to have a go. There is a small charge of £2.50 per session which covers the hire of the hall and a cup of tea.

Enquiries to Mrs Jill Simmons


Chartham Gardeners Society

The Society meets every second Thursday of the month, 7.30pm at the Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Nr Canterbury, Kent CT4 7JA. The aim of the Society is to promote an interest in gardening generally and to compete in a friendly way in Summer and Autumn Shows.

For details of membership subscriptions and any further enquiries contact Mr. Ted Jordan.


Firs Nursery Chartham

Firs Nursery is a registered charity, self-supporting, committee run nursery, offering excellent facilities in the grounds of Chartham Primary School. It takes children from 2 years to school age during term time and operates 8.45am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. It was judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The nursery offers an extensive range of activities supported by dedicated staff which includes a qualified teacher.

For enquiries and a prospectus contact Nursery Supervisor


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Chartham Farmers Market

This is held weekly on a Thursday afternoon in Chartham Village Hall between 2.30 -5. There is usually between 10 – 12 stalls selling a variety of local produce and crafts. A selection of homemade cakes and fairtrade drinks are also available.

Contact Mrs Carol Manning for further details.


Early Years Project – Canterbury and District

Parent Baby Toddler Group at Chartham Village Hall every Tuesday (Term Time only) 9:30am – 11:30am.

The Sessions are for children and babies aged 0 – 4 where staff provide support for parents, activities crafts and messy play.

£1.00 per family. Refreshments for Parents and Children are included.

Every second Tuesday in the month we have a Health Visitor Clinic where parents can access this much needed service.

For any further details contact Heidi Baker at the project or on contact number listed below.


Chartham Craft Club

The craft club is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday in any month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and costs £2.00 per member an afternoon. Members bring their own craft activities.

Enquiries to Mrs Jill Simmons


Chartham Sports Club

Runs two football teams in the Canterbury & District League on Saturdays and one team in the Herne Bay & Whitstable League on Sundays. They also run a number of mini-soccer teams in the East Kent Youth League for the 2015/2016 season.

Their aim is to promote sport in the village although people from outside may also join.

Football coaching is also undertaken at St Augustine’s on Saturday mornings. There are two sessions 9.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. for Under 8’s and 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon for the Under 11’s.

Enquiries to Mark Mowbray : Tel: 07425 139171 or 01227 733561.


Chartham Angling Society

The aims of the Society are to promote freshwater and sea angling, (junior members are encouraged), and to retain the natural environment around the lake area. The lake is situated behind the Recreation Ground in Shalmsford Street. Local membership is open to those residing within a four mile radius of Chartham. There is an entrance fee plus a yearly subscription and there are special terms and subscriptions for Juniors (9-16 years), Senior Citizens and Sea Fishing only members.

Enquiries to Mr M Brown 26 Cockering Road, Chartham, Nr Canterbury, Kent CT1 3UP.

Chartham Guide Unit

We’re an international organisation empowering young women for over a century. Guides is the next adventure after Rainbows and Brownies, but any girl can join and start their Guiding Adventure whether you’ve been a member before or not. It is aimed for young women aged 10 to 14+.

We have two venues in the parish, one for Spring and Summer and one for Autumn and Winter meeting on Thursdays. We’ll be playing an active role in our Community as well as Games, Adventures, Team Building, Cooking, Craft, Holidays and Challenges.

If you’d like to come along to find out more about what we’ll be doing please ask your daughter’s Rainbow or Brownie Leader for details. Or if you’re new or returning to Girlguiding go to our join us page to register your interest, look for 2nd Chartham Guides. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Amanda Patmore – Guider in Charge 2nd Chartham Guides.

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Brownies Chartham

Brownies meet every Wednesday evening, during term time, 6.15pm to 7.45pm; at the Community Hall, Old School Surgery, Bolts Hill, Chartham. Girls from the age of 7-10 follow the aims of the world-wide Guide Association in friendship and in participating in indoor and outdoor activities.

There is a small weekly membership subscription

Enquiries to Helen Brown

01227 730272

1st Chartham Rainbow Unit

‘Rainbows’ are the youngest section of Girl-guiding UK – Brownies and Guides are our ‘big sisters’. Rainbows celebrated their 21st Birthday in 2008.

In Chartham, up to 18 girls aged between 5 and 7 meet together at Chartham Hatch Village Hall on a Wednesday evening from5 – 6pm. The girls take part in a variety of activities, from sport to cooking and discussions to parties. They make, create, sing, run around, play games, and make choices about what they are to do, make new friends, discover new things, try new activities, visit new places, and learn to have fun

together! They can sometimes earn badges for the things they have done in the unit.

Girl-guiding is an opportunity to allow girls to ‘take the lead’. Being exclusively for females, there are chances for girls to learn from an early age skills of working in a group and making decisions. As she grows up through the sections, opportunities for self-governance and leadership are given. At 1st Chartham Rainbows we try to build a foundation for the girls, to be able to develop themselves further as they grow up, whilst having a multitude of enjoyable and challenging new experiences.

If you would like more details, or to put your name on our waiting list, please contact Mrs. C Jeff. Tel: 01227 451457.

(It is currently advisable to put your daughter’s name down as soon as possible, as we have a long waiting list. Places are first offered to those children who have had their name on the list longest once they turn 5.)