The church is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, but the current building is 14th Century, with a south aisle added in the 15th Century, and a north porch and other modifications completed by the Victorians.
The inside is bright and spacious. Features worthy of note are:
-the East Window, depicting the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child, and a young John the Baptist clothed in animal skins at his feet. The window is a very light and delicate example of Victorian painted glass.
-the grand monument in the south west corner which is to Basil Dixwell, whose portrait by Van Dyke hangs in the Beaney Institute in Canterbury.
-the inclusion of the name 'Field Marshall Lord Kitchener' at the head of the War Memorial in the porch. Kitchener lived in the parish, at Broome Park. He died on the way to Russia during World War 1 when his ship sank.
-the modern stained glass window in the south transept, commissioned for the Millennium, which was designed, made and installed by Alexandra le Rossignol. This area of the church is also set aside as a prayer corner, as a quiet space for prayer and reflection.
-the ring of 5 bells in the tower
If anyone would like to expand this series please do. Could you please let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the church numbers and names to avoid duplication
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