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A Church to visit

On a chance visit to Fordwich my wife and I stumbled upon this small exquisite anglican church... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2019
Trackplanner
Beautiful church

I always enjoy visiting this beautiful church. I recommend it to anyone. Fordwich town is also... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

On a chance visit to Fordwich my wife and I stumbled upon this small exquisite anglican church dating back to Norman times set in a fairly overgrown churchyard adjacent to the river Stour. It has a fascinating history throughout the centuries and although no longer...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

I always enjoy visiting this beautiful church. I recommend it to anyone. Fordwich town is also beautiful

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We had to have a nose in here. Beautiful and ancient from the outside , even more so inside. Great atmosphere , loads of history to imbibe. There has been a church on this site since 620, the present building is from the 11/12 th...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at Church of St Mary the Virgin, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hi lobster64, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, really glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for making a donation. We have over 350 churches across England so hope to see you at another CCT church soon. Best wishes, Rachel M

Reviewed October 6, 2018

Fordwich is the smallest town in Britain with fewer than 400 people living there at the last census. The Church of St.Mary the Virgin is a most interesting place to see and I found the woodwork from construction to the pews amazing. St.Mary's is run...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at Church of St Mary the Virgin, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, really glad you enjoyed your visit. We have over 350 churches across England so hope to see you at another CCT church soon. Best wishes, Rachel M

Reviewed February 12, 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Hawkins S
Reviewed June 26, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 2, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed August 29, 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank David T
Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is where both my boys were Christened , a beautiful church, and lovingly maintained by the villagers, made me shed a tear !

Date of experience: March 2016
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