The Benefice of Headcorn and The Suttons Churches (HANDS)

Welcome to the website for the benefice of Headcorn & the Suttons.

We are a group of four churches serving the villages of Headcorn, East Sutton, Chart Sutton & Sutton Valence in the Canterbury Diocese. You can find us between Maidstone and Ashford with the Suttons running along the stunning Greensand Way and Headcorn nestling in the very picturesque Weald of Kent.

Although each church has its own unique identity, we endeavour to support each other in all we do and we enjoy coming together for special events and services. We not only share a vicar but also the same Mission Statement “To know and make known the love of God in Jesus Christ” which we seek to put into practise in a variety of different ways.

We also take our responsibilities as custodians of our historic and pretty churches very seriously and we love to show them off to visitors. Both Headcorn & Sutton Valence are open every day throughout the year during daylight hours, while East Sutton and Chart Sutton are open to casual visitors on the first Saturday of the month from late spring until early autumn – however we are always willing to open up at other times by prior arrangement.

Latest Gallery Page(s):

Christingle at East Sutton

Christmas Tree Festival at Headcorn

Fantastic displays can now be viewed at St.Peters and St.Paul’s. Come along and start your Christmas season with this enjoyable event – you may even get some ideas for your own tree!

East Sutton Christmas Fair at the Filmer Hall

Christingle at Headcorn

December Messy Church

We hope that you will find this website helpful or please feel free to contact our vicar Rev’d Fiona Haskett at any time.

The vicars email is:
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Pattern of Worship


The Headcorn and Suttons Parishes are members of CMS, the Church Missionary Society, and through it has a Link with the Tester family – Paul, Sarah and baby Sophia – who work as missionaries in Lima, Peru.