All Saints' Church, West Stourmouth, Kent
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A Saxon survivor in the Garden of England
This picture-postcard church stands hidden by trees in a delightful setting by the Little Stour. When visiting, you first see the small spire and bell tower then the beautiful flint, ragstone and brick body of the church. There is strong evidence of Saxon origins but many alterations have left traces from most of the centuries since.
Inside, the church is furnished with box pews, some with beautiful carving, a seventeenth-century pulpit and a handsome organ, still showing the original pumping lever. The attractive tiled flooring contains three interesting memorial stones.
28 July 2019 - 22 September 2019
Evensong at All Saints', West Stourmouth
900 years of craftsmanship in a lovely shingle church
Sackings, earthquakes and collapsed towers
A landmark church that still rings a curfew. A church from our finest shortlist.
There are two large steps down into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles north of Wingham, off B2046. Follow Historic Church signs from A28 at Upstreet along Grove Ferry Road, Stourmouth Road, Preston Road and Church Lane.
Nearest railway station: Minster (5 miles). Bus route numbers 51, 622
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Kent County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Kent. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Kent tourism website: www.visitkent.co.uk
- Let's Visit Kent website: www.letsvisit.co.uk/see-do
- Best Places to Visit in Kent website: www.kentattractions.co.uk
- Kent History website: www.hereshistorykent.org.uk
- Kent Family History Society: www.kfhs.org.uk
- Kent Archaeology Society: www.kentarchaeology.org.uk
- Kent Historic Churches website: www.kentchurches.info
- Friends of Kent Churches: www.friendsofkentchurches.co.uk