St Mildred’s Church, Canterbury

The Parish church of St Mildred's is a 13th Century grade 1 listed building, it is the oldest church in Canterbury and part of its wall is the oldest structure in Canterbury. The church is of historical interest and is the favourite of the local archaeologist as well as being the focus for studies from Christ Church College. The boiler was decommissioned in April 2023 and was desperately needed to keep the elderly worshippers warm as well as provide protection to the fabric of the building. The Church approached Valencia Communities Fund for help, and they were granted full funding of £19,537.

Since the installation of the new boiler, all those who attend the church for regular community events including plays, play reading and concerts, along with regular Sunday and weekday services can now sit in warmth and comfort, without the need of blankets. 

“On behalf of all those who use both St Peter’s and St Mildred’s I would like to personally thank you for the very generous grants that have enabled us to provide the local community here in Canterbury a new kitchen for St Peter’s and heating for St Mildred’s. We are hugely grateful for this grant and please pass on our heart felt thanks to all involved.”

Rev Jo Richards, 9th February 2024