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Explore Stockbury

Stockbury is a small village with country lanes, fields and woods.  It is a lovely place to take a walk before or after lunch at the pub.

We also have a Church dating back to the Domesday Book, a busy village hall hosting clubs and activities and many other village gatherings.  See below for some of them.

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St Mary Magdalene Church

The ancient church of St Mary Magdalene stands on a hill about half a mile from the village of Stockbury. A church is recorded here in the Domesday Book and the massive Yew tree beside the church is over 900 years old.

We are a small, friendly congregation seeking to serve our village community and its surrounding area. We welcome all visitors to join with us in our worship, which takes place in the evenings and in the mid-afternoon during the Autumn and Winter.

The churchyard contains a war memorial and a number of Grade II listed headstones and a Grade II listed tomb.

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Stockbury Community Bus

The Stockbury Community Bus runs a service for the residents of Stockbury,

South Green, Yelsted and Hartlip.

It is also available for hire to any registered business, club or society, associated within the parishes of Hartlip, Stockbury, South Green and Yelsted.

 

Mondays – Sittingbourne

Tuesdays – Maidstone incl. Lockmeadow Market

Thursdays – Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre (Savacentre)

 Pickups from 9.30 a.m. close to where you live

Call 07551-454702 to book your seat and for all enquiries or contact  communitybus-stockbury@hotmail.co.uk 

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Stockbury Memorial Hall

Situated in the middle of the village, the memorial hall is an ideal location for any social occasion. The hall is well decorated, has a stage, a fully equipped kitchen as well as a bar area and has tables and chairs for up to 100 people. As well as the main hall, there is a separate smaller committee room available for meetings of up to 15 people. 

The hall can also be hired in conjunction with the Harrow Pub to cater for larger events.

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Nature Reserves

Stockbury is close to two Nature Reserves both managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust

Queendown Warren is the largest of the two stretching from one side of the Valley to the other. The reserve is a 76.5ha site containing a mixture of Chalk Grassland, open Pasture, and Woodland.  https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/queendown-warren

Stockbury Hill Wood is much smaller . This tiny reserve consists mainly of yew, hornbeam and oak, with some beech. It is a good site for orchids https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/stockbury-hill-wood

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Walks around Stockbury

There are many lovely country walks around Stockbury.

So next time you want to have a relaxing walk, get some exercise or need to increase your step count - come to Stockbury and finish or start your walk with a drink and a bite to eat at the Harrow.

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