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Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
under the patronage of Saint John Henry Newman

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There is normally Mass at the Church of
St Mary the Virgin, Nettlestead, ME18 5HA

each Sunday at 9.30 a.m.

However, if you are not a regular attender,
it is advisable first to confirm that Mass is taking place,
by contacting Peter or Pauline Mack on 01622 721167,
or Fr Alastair on 07887 925356, or 01892 838230,
or email:

The Maidstone Ordinariate Group was founded in 2012 under the leadership of Fr Paul Gibbons. From the start, the congregation included, in addition to members of the Ordinariate, a number of Cradle Catholics, and some pilgrim Anglicans. 



Fr Alastair Ferguson, Group Pastor 
T: 01892 838230; 07887 925356


Since mid-2020, we have been graciously granted the use of

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Nettlestead 

This is in accordance with a previous arrangement which had lapsed due to a shortage of clergy.   

St Mary's is a lovely medieval church – see photos here and here.   

How to get there

The Church lies between Maidstone and Tonbridge, in the spread-out village of Nettlestead, on the B2015 Maidstone Road near Gibbs Hill. 

Postcode: ME18 5HA.   

Distances: Capel 7 miles, East Peckham 3, Kings Hill 4.5, Maidstone 6, Paddock Wood 5, Tonbridge 11, Tunbridge Wells 12, Wateringbury 1.1, West Malling 5.5.

Parking is available in the farmyard of Nettlestead Court Farm. Coming from the Maidstone direction, pass the blue church sign on the left verge of the road, then take the second drive on the left, signed Nettlestead Court Farm, and once in the farmyard turn into the space on your left.

Mass Times

Currently Sundays at 9.30 am – circumstances permitting.

The Mass usually lasts about 40 minutes.




St Mary the Virgin, Nettlestead