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Ashford Church of England : Ashford

Ashford Church of England

About Ashford Church of England

We are part of the living and growing Church of England in Ashford and we belong to Churches Together in Ashford - an umbrella group made up of churches throughout the area who have covenanted to work, worship and pray together in order to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the town and surrounding villages.

Every week hundreds of people are touched by the life and ministry of these parish churches. We minister to all ages and to those from all walks of life.

In a world of so much uncertainty, disappointment and hopelessness we have discovered that faith in God brings new life, healing wholeness and hope, peace and inner joy.

A Brief History of Kingsnorth Church
Earliest records of Kingsnorth Church go back to 1259. but, parishioners believe that the site had a religious significance from much earlier days, possibly pre-Christian. A Roman Road is just yards away and evidence of Roman brickwork can be found in the foundations.

It is possible that an earlier building stood on the site possibly made of wattle and daub. A Roman trading town has recently been discovered close by. The Church, which is a grade 1 listed building, is essentially simple but does boast a fine late twelfth or early thirteenth window of St. Michael slaying the dragon as well as a fine brass memorial to Sir Humphrey Clarke.

Sir Humphrey's tomb, in the sanctuary, is also unusual in that it constructed of Bethersden Marble a rare type of marble unique to this part of Kent and containing thousands of small fossils.

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