Visit to Romney Marsh on Wednesday 15th May 2024

Our first stop will be St Mary’s church in East Guldeford, the only one of the 14 to be in East Sussex and not Kent.  Next will be the 12th century St Thomas a Becket church, Fairfield, which sits alone in a field, surrounded by water courses and sheep. Then on to St. Eanswyth’s church in Brenzett where I hope we will catch a glimpse of its old rectory.   Our lunch stop will be St Augustine’s Church at Snave.  This was declared redundant in 1983 and is now entirely maintained by the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust.  Many of these beautiful churches would not be in such good repair today if it wasn’t for the sterling work of the Trust.  For over forty years the leading light has been acclaimed watercolourist, John Doyle. He was the first Chairman, now is the Trust’s President and I am delighted that he has agreed to join us for lunch.   During the afternoon we will visit St. George’s church in Ivychurch, St Clement’s in Old Romney and our grand finale will be All Saints’ church in Lydd known locally as ‘The Cathedral of the Marsh’.  A welcome cup of tea will await us at the back of the church.  Members only can apply, please Login and apply to this visit by downloading the Application Form.  (If you would like to join as a member, please see the Join Us button on the Home Page.)