Welcome to the parish website...

Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne is a rural parish sited 4 miles to the south east of Canterbury. Easily accessible via train and bus into Canterbury, and direct rail link to London Victoria.

The parish is the home to the much loved Howletts Wild Animal Park but also well known for hops, sunflowers and Chalkpit Farm including Mama Feelgoods coffee shop.


The Parish boasts two fine churches and a medieval connection with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.

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In the middle of Bekesbourne we have a village hall, which is about to undergo a renovation. Keep watching for updates of when it will be available for hire again.

We also have a beautiful recreation ground, with a playground, sports fields and a pavilion – also available for hire. 

Our local magazine ‘On the Nail’ serves villages along the Nailbourne.