St Giles' Church
St Giles's Church, Shipbourne is located on the A227 half way between Tonbridge and Ightham. Next door to the Chaser Pub and opposite the Common.
There are designated parking areas on the lane opposite the Church. We implement a voluntary one way system during very busy markets to try and avoid traffic jams.
Pupils from Shipbourne School celebrate national breakfast week.
Having reviewed what is available at the market for breakfast on the 19th January, the pupils develop their own beakfast menu, determine the volume of items required then purchase them at the market (with the help of some donated 'Shipbourne pounds'). They then help the chefs at the Chaser restaurant cook their breakfast and eat it !
In 1285, Edward I granted the village of Shipbourne permission to hold a weekly market. In 2003, with the help of a grant from Rural Revival, the Parochial Church Council re-inaugurated the market.
Our objective is to provide a focus for the community and a retail outlet for small local producers. The Market is run entirely by volunteers. Any surplus made by the market is donated to Agricultural charities such as the Farm Crisis Network and Bread-line Africa.
We aim to provide our customers with a one stop shop. We have an extensive range of excellent quality local products including both basics and unusual fare.
The FIRST THURSDAY every month includes local craft producers