The Beheading of St John the Baptist, Doddington, Kent


St James’s, Egerton, Kent

All Saints, Malborough, Devon

St Margaret Wychling, near Doddington, Kent

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASt Margaret Wychling is another Downs church. On the edge of woodland and has splendid views – and an impressive musicians’ gallery. Read about it on John E Vigar’s website.

St Catherine’s, Kingsdown – a small Pugin church tucked away in the Kent Downs

Built in 1861, St Catherine’s is the only surviving Anglican church designed by EW Pugin. It is said to have one of the most complete Victorian interiors in Kent and to be just as Pugin intended, including red glass in the chancel windows that produce a striking, moody effect.

The exterior has Pugin’s characteristic pointed features – ¬†readers might smile, as I did, to notice that when he was called on to draw a kiosk for the cliff top at Ramsgate, it too got the ‘pointy’ treatment.

For more information about St Catherine’s see John E Vigar’s Kent Churches website and the Churches Conservation Trust website.

St Mary’s, Lenham

Ancient choir stalls that were once in a monastery, an 11th century knight, a 400-year old altar found buried in the churchyard and a 600 year old door (not the one in the tower), not to mention an impressive old pulpit. A bit of a gem, really.

Read more about this church at John E Vigar’s website¬†– though I should warn you that his information may differ somewhat from the information provided by boards in the church, as does the church’s Wikipedia entry. Is that a knight, or a later priest?

St Mary’s, Lamberhurst

See John Vigar’s Kent Churches website for information.