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Churches & Cathedrals in Kent

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in Kent...





Kent Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

 
tabALL SAINTS CHURCHChurches & Cathedrals
Mill Street, Maidstone, next to the Archbishops Palace
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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.

tabCANTERBURY CATHEDRALChurches & 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.
Tel: 01227 762862
E-mail: enquiries@canterbury-cathedral.org

tabROCHESTER CATHEDRALChurches & Cathedrals
Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SZ
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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
Tel: 01634 843366
E-mail: development@rochestercathedral.org
See our website

tabST MARY'S SPELDHURSTChurches & 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.
Tel: 01892 861187
E-mail: speldhurst.church@btopenworld.com

St. Augustine's Abbey

St. Augustine's Abbey Photo © David Long
St. Augustine's Abbey
 - Photo: David Long CCL

 

In the year 598, Saint Augustine was sent to England by Pope Gregory I, on what might nowadays be called a revival mission.



King of Kent at this time was Ethelbert, who happened to be married to a Christian, Bertha.



Whether or not his spouse influenced him, he allowed Augustine to found a monastery just outside the walls of Canterbury. More...

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All Saints Church

Tudeley, 2 1/2 miles east of Tonbridge

A delightful 13/14th century church, restored in the 18th century, noted for its stained glass windows by the artist, Marc Chagall.

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SS Cosmos & Damian

Challock, Bootom of Church Lane, key at Coombs Farm on right going towards church
Tel: 01233 740735

Three sets of murals including one for the Millennium by John Ward and Gordon Davies. Candle beam, 11th century. Many points of interest.

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All Saints Church

Tudeley, 2 1/2 miles east of Tonbridge

A delightful 13/14th century church, restored in the 18th century, noted for its stained glass windows by the artist, Marc Chagall.

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SS Cosmos & Damian

Challock, Bootom of Church Lane, key at Coombs Farm on right going towards church
Tel: 01233 740735

Three sets of murals including one for the Millennium by John Ward and Gordon Davies. Candle beam, 11th century. Many points of interest.

 
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