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Church of St Mary the Virgin

The Drove, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DE, England
+44 20 7213 0660
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Services still held

Lovely building and it's good to know that the CCT is still arranging for Services to be held here... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Ferial E
,
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Amazing

Really enjoyed visiting this little church we went during the week it was a wet day. so interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Hawkins S
,
Antigua
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The Drove, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DE, England
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+44 20 7213 0660
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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
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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
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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

Thank Wayne D
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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

Thank Marcus S
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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
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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
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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

Thank Plattypuss52
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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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Reviewed 17 December 2015

Beautiful setting in what is alleged to be the smallest village in England. Great location and very picturesque. Beautiful in all weather.

Thank Francois G
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

This church should be high on the list of those to visit for all church-crawlers. it has been largely untouched through recent history and oozes charm of years gone by. Thankfully "modernization" has given it a miss!! The village is old and full of history...More

Thank sabatinitennis
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