How you can help

We depend on donations, membership fees and money we raise at events in order to carry out our improvement projects.

Become a Friend

By becoming a Friend of St Mary’s, your annual subscription will go towards our vital work to maintain the church building. You’ll be actively taking part in preserving part of Lenham’s wonderful heritage. Individual membership is £15 per year or £25 for a family. As a member, we’ll keep you up to date with our work, you’ll hear all about events that we’re planning and you’ll have the opportunity to attend our Annual General Meeting and have your say about our work. To become a member, please contact our Membership Secretary, John Arthur Boyd by e-mail at or download an application by clicking here and sending the completed form to the address shown on the form.


We have a great team of ten trustees (and their wonderfully supportive spouses, partners and friends), but we’re always looking for more people to help us run our events, especially the annual barn dance. Please get in touch with us via our Contact Us page, if you think you have any time to spare to volunteer with us.

Donations and legacies

We are also delighted to receive donations in support of our efforts. A generous grant from the Hatch Charity, for instance, made possible the publication of the new church history, sales of which have already enabled us to raise several hundred pounds. Donations may be sent to our Membership Secretary, John Arthur Boyd, Court Lodge Farm, High Street, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2QD. Please make cheques out to the “The Friends of St Mary’s Lenham”.

A legacy is another way in which you could help. It not only helps assure the Friends of St Mary’s future, but, as we are a registered charity, it carries tax advantages. For advice, please consult your solicitor.

Buy our book

The Story of St Mary’s Church, Lenham costs £10. It can be purchased in Lenham village at the following outlets: Chequer’s Fish Restaurant, Lenham Community Centre, Lenham Library and The Cornerhouse Cafe. Or we can post one to you for £10 plus £1.50 postage and packing.

For information, please e-mail us at