Woodchurch is a Kent village, the largest civil parish in the Borough of Ashford. It is centred 6 miles (9.7 km) from the market town of Ashford and 4 miles (6 km) from the Cinque Ports town of Tenterden, in Kent, South East England. The village became firmly established in the 13th century with the erection of the large All Saints church which still boasts a 13th-century chancel. The windmill that overlooks the village from the north commands extensive views over the Walland marshes to the English Channel coast.

Woodchurch Hub is a not-for-profit organisation whose main objectives are to promote the wellbeing of Woodchurch residents and to bring together local social groups and charities within the Woodchurch area. The HUB provides community support through The HUB building six days each week and at other times by phone and email. As well as a central information helpline, in cojunction with the Tenterden Social Hub we organise the “Meals on wheels” service within Woodchurch and, in conjunction with Woodchurch Surgery and the Jean Mealham Centre we assist with transport and prescription collection.

The Parish Council meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. Please check noticeboard or website for agenda and to confirm meeting is taking place at 7.00 pm in the Memorial Hall Annexe. Anyone from the village is welcome to attend these meetings, which include an Open Forum where matters that you would like to be considered by the Council can be discussed.

For the first time since 1989, Woodchurch Parish Council is embarking on a comprehensive survey of residents’ views. The questionnaires will give you an opportunity to tell the Parish Council about matters of relevance to you and your family. Your responses will help to inform the Parish Council’s future plans and the things they can do, either alone or with partners, to improve your quality of life. There are two separate surveys that can be completed – one is a general survey that is relevant to all parish residents, the other is specifically aimed at the youth in the parish.

The survey is not just about seeking the views of the current householders on current issues. The Council is equally interested to hear about the legacy it should leave for future generations. Consequently, we would encourage parents to involve their children, where possible.  

At the beginning of November each household in the parish should receive a prited copy of each of the surveys. If you have not received a copy, or would like additional copies of the survey,  please either download or complete the survey online or contact The HUB for a printed copy.

What's New In Woodchurch

  • Woodchurch Community Survey
    2023 Community Survey online
  • Carnival 2024 Suggestions and Volunteers.
    The Woodchurch Carnival Committee are looking for, ideas, suggestion and volunteers for Carnival 2024. Please let them know your thoughts and ideas and also if you are able to volunteer to help with the Carnival organisation
  • Hardship Help for Families in Kent
    If you are experiencing hardship, especially during the current cost of living challenges, please download this Help with Hardship guide. This includes the universal support available across England / Kent, as well as district-specific support.

Events in Woodchurch
Upcoming events throughout the year

Woodchurch HUB on Facebook

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2 hours ago

Does any1 have contact no.. or know when the scrap metal guy comes to the village please...thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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Inbox me

John Ripley Thompson

Garry Andrews

We’re local in Bethersden if you message us we’ll arrange collection. Thanks.

5 hours ago

Can anyone be kind enough to tell me the Woodchurch Rd is open now ... See MoreSee Less

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Which bit?

The part past cold blow is into Ashford

Was open yesterday so I'd say yes. New bit of tarmac is down.

2 days ago

Massive Congratulations to Mark Carley Sensei for passing his 5th Dan grading on Wednesday, very well deserved after a lot of hard work and dedication OSS 🥋Traditional Shotokan-ryu Gima-Ha Karate

Sensei Mark Carley 07733 065927

Jean Mealham Centre,
Lower Road, Woochurch TN26 3SQ

Dojo traning times:

Tuesday 7pm-9pm
Thursday 7pm-9pm
Sunday 10am-12pm
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Well done Mark,well deserved mate 👏 👍 👌 💪

Well done, from a fellow local belt holder.

Fantastic well done.

Congratulations .xx

17 hours ago

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20 hours ago

Is there anyone in the village who can repair washing machines? Or even just get it open, as it has stopped with clothes in it?
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3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Not in the village but Lee Carrott is recommended

The saint....if not free machine going(I posted on hub earlier)

The Saint

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Parish Council Notices

Document DateDocument Link
15 Nov 2023

Agenda for 23rd November 2023

03 Nov 2023

External Audited AGAR 2022-23

03 Nov 2023

External Audit Completion Notice 2022-2023

19 Oct 2023


20 Oct 2023

Agenda 26th October 2023

29 Sep 2023

23.09.29 Woodchurch Parish Council External Audit Report Update

29 Sep 2023

Notice of Vacancy for Richard George

21 Sep 2023

23.09.21 Woodchurch PC Notice of Casual Vacancy – Nicola Job

21 Sep 2023

Agenda 28 September 2023

18 Aug 2023

Agenda 24 August 2023 with links

23 Jul 2023

Agenda – 27 July 2023

21 Jun 2023

Notice of Vacancy June 2023

10 Jun 2023

Agenda – 15 June 2023

18 May 2023

Agenda – 18 May 2023

16 Apr 2023

Agenda Parish Council Meeting- 27 April 2023 Honorary Freedom Award

16 Apr 2023

Agenda Parish Council Meeting – 27 April 2023

05 Apr 2023

Statement of the persons nominated for election as a Parish Councillor for Woodchurch Ward.

22 Mar 2023

Extraordinary Meeting- 27 March 2023

22 Mar 2023

Notice of Election- Election of Borough Councillors

22 Mar 2023

Notice of Election- Election of Parish Councillors

18 Mar 2023

Agenda Parish Council Meeting – 23 March 2023

26 Feb 2023

Woodchurch Men’s Shed

Your Parish Council discussed the proposed diversion and extinguishment of part PROW AT204 within the environs of the Rare Breeds Centre and agreed to submit an objection statement with a suggested solution. The PROW & Access Service Department, Kent County Council’s (KCC) proposals are illustrated below and have been added to the Parish Councils web site. At your Parish Councils request, the submission date for comments has also been extended to 4th of March. We constantly recommend that those interested parishioners who have not already responded to Mr Michael Tonkin of KCC, and would like to do so, that you email KCC as soon as possible using the following contact details:
Michael Tonkin PROW & Access Service, Kent County Council, Invicta House, Maidstone, Kent.
Telephone: 03000 41 03 25
22 Feb 2023

Notice of Vacancy Office of Councillor

06 Mar 2023

Proposed diversion of AT204 (Part) and Extinguishment of AT204 (Part)

01 Feb 2023

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor

09 Jan 2023

Parish Council Meeting Dates 

20 Dec 2022

Woodchurch Parish Council Budget 2023-2024

23 Oct 2022

Land North of Kirkwood Avenue- Public Meeting 13.10.2022

20 Nov 2022

Agenda- Parish Council Meeting 24 November 2022

27 Jan 2022

PC response Land north of 14 and 15 – January 2022 Rev 1

20 Aug 2021

Planning Comments – 01284 Land between, 82-120 Front Road, Woodchurch

24 Jun 2021

Planning Comments – 00624 Land south east of Bridge Close

31 Mar 2021


23 Jul 2021

Notice of Casual Vacancies July 2021

Woodchurch Community Support

If you are in need of help or would like to become a volunteer

01233 861381