Churches - Kent
A low lying country church in a small village of only 233 homes St Mary's at Hunton is a few miles outside of the county town of Maidstone in Kent UK. The church was begun in the late 11th or 12th century and was restored in 1876 by Ewan Christian. The churchyard contains many listed headstones and tombs. Painterly effect added to enhance the image
This remote Norman church lies, almost forgotten, among the narrow narrow lanes of the North Downs near Sittingbourne in Kent UK. Here seen with the blooms of spring flowers in the churchyard.
Viewed across Church Meadow this is St Peter and St Pauls church at Charing near Ashford in Kent UK on a sunny day with skies dominated by clouds threatening rain.
The tiny medieval parish church of St Pancras at Coldred near Dover in the UK stands within the bounds of a circular medieval earthwork.
All Saints Church Maidstone was built in the 14th century as a collegiate church ad many of the original buildings exist around it still. This view looking west shows the SW tower of the church on the right and associated buildings on the left.
The medieval church of All Saints at Wittersham in Kent UK stands sentinel over the border with East Sussex and the marshes of Romney Marsh seen here under moody cloudy skies with peeks of sun.
More accurately located at the hamlet of Reading Street near Tenterden, the church was originally built by the Saxons on an island called now known as Chapel Bank in the River Rother estuary to serve the nearby port of Smallhythe. Over the centuries the river’s course was altered and the island became part of the mainland and the port moved to the coast. After lightning and fire the remains of the church were moved by the Victorians and restored.
The medieval parish church of St Mary at Rolvenden in Kent UK
Stone church must be fairly unique in possessing, preserved inside a sizeable Roman altar. This very rural church can be a little hard to find around the narrow lanes on the old Saxon shore of Kent in the UK but is worth seeking out. It is accompanied here by the silhouette of a soldier for Remembrance Day.
The church of St Thomas Becket at Fairfield on Walland Marsh part of the Romney Marsh in Kent UK, stands as it has for centuries surrounded by water and sheep in a silent idyll. I had originally got there for sunset but as can be seen the cloud cover saw the end of that but created a lovely blue hue across the landscape.