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St James, High Street

St James, High Street, Isle of Grain, Rochester, Kent ME3 0BS View on map

Grade I listed parish church 12th -13th century and set within 200 yards of the Thames estuary facing the North Sea. The tower dates from 1903 - 5. Repair to main door inside the porch is from a Dutch Warship and was made when seamen from the Dutch fleet broke into the church. A full description of this event hangs in the porch.


  • Grant Recipient: St James Church PCC
  • Contact for access: Revd Glen McWatt
  • 01634 270637

Opening Arrangements

Every Sunday 10-11 am and 12:30 - 1pm. First Saturday every month 9am to 12pm 4th January 6pm to 9pm, 25 July 10am to 4pm, 6 December 6pm to 9pm, 8 December 1pm to 4pm. Additional dates to be added for events, exhibitions, etc and will be displayed on Church notice board. Church Wardens always available to open.


A2, A228 into village, left into High Street, pass playing field and school. Rail: Strood (12 miles). Bus: Arriva service 191 to Isle of Grain (hourly from Chatham or Strood).

Parking Spaces


Public Car Park within 100 yards of Church.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes