East Kent Association

The East Kent Association, whose membership comes from Canterbury and the East Kent area, has a programme that offers something for everyone.

The Association is based in Canterbury and covers the coastal towns from Whitstable round to Hythe and includes Ashford and Faversham.

We offer a varied programme of coach outings, lectures, and usually a short holiday. Some outings are to National Trust houses, gardens, countryside and we visit other interesting places.

Most outings start from Canterbury and winter lectures are held at St. Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Canterbury.

Our talks cover subjects as diverse as bricks and brickwork in Kent, John Betjeman, the seaside holiday in art, Queen Elizabeth I in contemporary portraits or contempoary clothing from the 1930s.

Our programme also includes other social and fundraising events - coffee mornings, bring-and-buy sales and a Christmas lunch.

Our current events programme

Why not take a look at our current programme to see what we have planned for this year.

Take a look at our previous summer or winter programme to see some of the great things we've done already.

All of our events raise funds to support projects at National Trust places such as South Foreland Lighthouse to the White Cliffs, Scotney Castle and Knole, amongst others.

There is a small annual subscription to cover the printing and postage of twice-yearly programmes and newsletters - £10 for one member and £5.00 for each additional member at the same address. Joining is easy, just download our membership application form, send it to us, we'll do the rest. You don't have to be a National Trust Member to join the association.

We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you if you would like come and join us.

Get in touch

Please contact Mrs Sue Akhurst, Membership Secretary, on 07803 951008 or email for further information