serving the villages of 
Charing and 
Charing Heath

The Archbishops’ Palace – Charing’s Past, Charing’s Future


Those who attended the Neighbourhood Plan meetings in September will have learned of the communities’ intention – with the support of the Parish Council – to restart efforts to ensure the future of Palace Farm, the remainder of the former Archbishops’ Palace complex.


The Palace has been at the centre of Charing life for 1200 years: the domain of more than 70 Archbishops of Canterbury, visited by kings and witness to many of the great events in English history.


After years of decline, our vision is to secure the Palace’s future and restore it to the heart of village life by making it the centre of a hub of community facilities, craft enterprises and small businesses.


The Charing Palace Project (CPP) is now underway. It is a huge undertaking that will take many millions of pounds and perhaps 10 years to deliver but we believe the size and scope of the vision we plan to deliver are the very things that will attract the funds to achieve it.


We’ve spent the last months assembling the core team to bring it about and researching our options with the interested parties. We now have a clear direction in which to proceed.


To bring it about we are setting up the Charing Palace Trust, the charitable incorporated organisation that will drive the project’s delivery and be the vehicle for raising the funds we require.


More will be revealed early in the New Year. Look out for our new website – – launching in January to learn more in detail, keep up with our progress and find out how you can get involved.


Exciting times!


If you can’t wait until January to get involved please contact our team’s coordinator Keith Adams at:

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