About Our Parish

Are you new to the church or the area? If so, you are very welcome!

St Andrew’s church is a much loved ancient parish church situated in a beautiful spot nestled behind the Buckland Mill site. The church has traditionally served the Buckland community for many centuries and is mentioned in the Domesday Book! The wider community has a strong attachment to the church building which, for most, goes back through previous generations. These family links result in a comparatively high number of baptisms and weddings. 

St Nicholas church' was dedicated in 1960 and serves the Buckland (valley) estate.  It is also home to the Buckland and Whitfield Children's Centre.

We are 'anglo-catholic' by tradition, but are forward looking and willing to try new things.  Our Sunday services take place at St Andrew's church whereas St Nicholas' church is home to our evolving messy church congregation which meets on Fridays.

We are part of the Dover Town Benefice under the oversight of our Team Rector (currently vacant) and our Mission Priest Revd Josias de Souza.  Our licensed lay minister (Reader), Nigel Collins is Assistant Minister with responsibility for worship and pastoral care of our congregations.