The Benefice of Kingdsdown, Creekside and High Downs consists of the two Parishes of Kingsdown & Creekside and High Downs, with the Rector Rev Canon Dr Steve Lillicrap

The Parish of Kingsdown & Creekside was formed in 2014 and is a Parish of 7 parish churches:

St John the Baptist Doddington,

St Peter & St Paul, Lynsted,

St Peter & St Paul Newnham,

St Mary Norton,

St Peter Oare,

St Mary Teynham

St Margaret Wychling.

The Parish of High Downs was also formed in 2014 and is a Parish of 3 Parish Chruches:

St Mary's Eastling

St Mary's Stalisfield 

St Michael and All Angels Throwley

Our Core Values

    1. Jesus as the Centre of all we are
    2. Relationship, with God, each other, and those not yet part of the Church family
    3. Mission – the spreading of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Jesus himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church… and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of the cross. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we might present everyone mature in Christ. Colossians 1: 17-20, 28



Our logo represents who we are.: 

The Downs are represented by the shape of the wording and the creeks by the water with the three pointed crown on the sail for the King of Kings, who is also central to the logo with the cross. 

The saxon boat and sail reminds us that we are on a journey led by God.

The centrality of the cross reminds us of the centrality of Jesus Christ in all that we are as loved people of God