|ALL SAINTS CHURCH||Churches & Cathedrals|
|Mill Street, Maidstone, next to the Archbishops Palace|
All Saints, the Parish Church of the County Town of Kent was largely built by Archbishop Courtenay (14th C) and is one of the largest and finest Perpendicular churches in England.
Of note are the medieval choir stalls and the Washington family memorial.
Open from May to September. Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am-4pm. Sat 10am-12.30pm.
All other times by prior arrangement.
|CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL||Churches & Cathedrals|
|Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EE|
The Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and a superb example of English ecclesiastical architecture. Founded by St Augustine in 597AD it was the country's first Cathedral, the building is particularly renowned for its outstanding examples of 13th century stained glass windows. Open all year. Subject to restrictions.
|ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL||Churches & Cathedrals|
|Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SZ|
Rochester Cathedral was founded in 604 and is the second oldest in England. The current building is largely Norman from the 11th century, extended in the 14th century.
Outstanding features are the West front and the library door, with beautiful medieval carvings, and the massive Norman pillars in the Nave, with characteristic chevron carving.
There are also medieval wall paintings, including a well preserved 'Wheel of Fortune'.
Entry is FREE and the Cathedral is open every day. Photo: David Robinson
|ST MARY'S SPELDHURST||Churches & Cathedrals|
3 mile north west of Royal Tunbridge Wells, a wonderful Victorian interior with fine stained glass windows by William Morris and Sir Edward Burne Jones.