Friends of Cudham and Downe Churches

The Friends of Cudham Church, St Peter and St Paul have been set up in order that we can maintain the beauty of our 11th century church for future generations to enjoy. 

Standing at a high point in the village of Cudham, the church was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086 and it is likely that a place of worship has existed on the site since before 956AD.

The Church building has been maintained, and is still being maintained by the church congregation and local community with no help from the Church of England or Central Government.

Fund raising events throughout 2017 have included a Barn Dance and an exhibition of Cudham History in the church which were a resounding success, as well as our latest event the Christmas Tree Festival, details of which can be found on the Friends event page.


The Friends of St Mary's, Downe  In 2011 the Friends of St Mary's, Downe was formed.  We raise money which can be used for the upkeep of the fabric of the church building and contents.  We invite donations which can be Gift Aided.  We hold fund raising activities, such as talks of local interest, concerts, Family Fun days, conducted walks and an annual Quiz.  We hope you will be able to join us.

Our latest event has been the Christmas Concert held at St Mary's on the 15th December 2017.
Every five years the church buildings are independently surveyed and a report is written giving a schedule of works.  The schedule shows the work that should be completed to keep the buildings to the required standard over the next five years.  It lists the most important repairs, those that must be completed, right down to repairs that would be good to do when funds are available.
If you would like more information about the Friends of Cudham or Downe, or would like to become a member of the Friends please email or complete the enquiry form on the 'Contact Us' webpage.  We also welcome gifts of time or skill.