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We had to have a nose in here. Beautiful and ancient from the outside , even more so inside. Great... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
lobster64
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Small is beautiful

Fordwich is the smallest town in Britain with fewer than 400 people living there at the last... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Peter L
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

So this weekend it was off Kent for a spot of Champing. That would be camping in a church. Arriving at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Fordwich (England’s smallest town for you pub quizzers), the church looks quite unassuming, partially concealed as...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had to have a nose in here. Beautiful and ancient from the outside , even more so inside. Great atmosphere , loads of history to imbibe. There has been a church on this site since 620, the present building is from the 11/12 th...More

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The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at Church of St Mary the Virgin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi lobster64, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, really glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for making a donation. We have over 350 churches across England so hope to see you at another CCT church soon. Best wishes, Rachel M

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Fordwich is the smallest town in Britain with fewer than 400 people living there at the last census. The Church of St.Mary the Virgin is a most interesting place to see and I found the woodwork from construction to the pews amazing. St.Mary's is run...More

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The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at Church of St Mary the Virgin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, really glad you enjoyed your visit. We have over 350 churches across England so hope to see you at another CCT church soon. Best wishes, Rachel M

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Lovely building and it's good to know that the CCT is still arranging for Services to be held here. It's soooo cold though - understandably.

Thank Ferial E
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Really enjoyed visiting this little church we went during the week it was a wet day. so interesting seeing the different brasses on the floor and the stain glass window.

Thank Hawkins S
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Saint Mary the Virgin of Fordwich is an ancient church, dating back to 620, though much of the church has been reconstructed, starting in the 11th and 12th centuries. It is redundant, with services now being held elsewhere. It is a Grade I listed structure,...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The graveyard at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Fordwich has some unusual tombstones in it with skull carvings. Not the usual fayre among more typical crosses, cherubs and doves of peace, the skulls on the stones located to the left of the...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

This small church is no longer a functioning church but open to visitors as a place of interest. Worth calling in if you are in Fordwich. One of the growing number of ex churches in which you cow camp overnight.

Thank David T
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is where both my boys were Christened , a beautiful church, and lovingly maintained by the villagers, made me shed a tear !

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I believe this is a church used for champing as it is part of the church conservation trust so we found , beds, chairs and a very useful toilet inside the church. The church is very historic, peaceful and worth a visit whilst in the...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church so peaceful, in the area so went to visit. Such a gem tucked away. If you visit sign the visitors book. Such a shame our churches are not celebrated more. We really should encourage more people to visit them, because one day they...More

Thank Ann-Marie G
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