Companions of Christ Chatham

Who are we?

The Companions of Christ is an emerging, ecumenical, apostolic community rooted in Ignatian Spirituality and open to women and men both lay and ordained. It is possible to live as a resident (female) member in Chatham, Kent, UK, or as a dispersed 'parish' member (men and women).

Interested in Community Life?

Would you like to know more about what it means to live in a community? Have you ever considered that God could be calling you to this way of life?

If you would like to explore living with others in resident community or as a member living in your own parish, you are welcome to come to visit/ stay with us and spend some time participating in our daily life of prayer and service in the light of the Gospel. Please contact one of us.

Rev Susanne Carlsson 07795 167 603

Rev Michael Payne 01474 352500

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Attic Retreats

Attic retreats is a peaceful and calming environment in the midst of the busy town of Chatham.
The retreat space has two bedrooms, a prayer room,
a bathroom and a small kitchenette for self-catering, and access to the peaceful garden at the back of the house.

Download Attic retreats leaflet here

Please click here for details of joining the Companions of Christ as a dispersed 'Parish' member

Emmaus Garden

From the name of our community, The Companions of Christ, we have created a prayer garden at the back of the house centred around the Emmaus story (Luke 24:1-35) The garden has five prayer stations following the Emmaus story, from the confusion after Jesus’s death and resurrection to experiencing the journey along the way, learning more and more about who we are and who Jesus is. However, the stations can all be used individually and without relating them to the particular story.

Download Emmaus Garden leaflet here


In this folder you will find the things we offer this spring and summer. We hope that you will be able to join us in some of these events!

Download Programme leaflet here

“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” (1 Thess 5:24)

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