Here are some links to show more points of local interest
The church is no longer used for regular worship and is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.
The Friends of St. Mary’s supports the work of the Trust, and works to enhance visitors’ experience of the church, hold fundraising events, organise events for children and adults, and promote the building’s unique appeal.
Friends of the North Kent Marshes
The North Kent Marshes stretch from Dartford in the west to Whitstable in the east and include the Hoo Peninsula, the River Thames the River Medway, the River Swale and Isle Sheppey. They are some of the most unspoilt landscapes in Kent, and are very rich in wildlife. With the threat of an estuary airport ever present, people from near and far want to see why this area is so special. The Friends of North Kent Marshes is a voluntary group, formed in 2004.
Cliffe Pools nature reserve offers a spectacular landscape of open water and big skies. The reserve is one of the most important places for wildlife in the UK with huge flocks of wading birds and waterfowl. A number of nature trails cross the reserve, affording great views of the pools, wildlife and the River Thames which runs alongside.
RSPB Northwood Hill
Overlooking the North Kent Marshes, Northward Hill is one of our most scenic and varied reserves in Southern England.Its mixture of grassland, grazing marsh and bramble scrub set amongst cherry and pear orchards, make it one of Europe’s top places for birds.
The Reach Climbing Wall – South East London’s Biggest Indoor Climbing Wall.