Church of St Mary of Charity

Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham

Church of St Mary of Charity

Church of St Mary of Charity
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BT3rd
Datchet, UK5,632 contributions
Quaint
Oct 2020 • Couples
Popped over from King Henry IV at Canterbury Cathedral to see the church that has a dedication to King Stephen, but it was closed. Looked round the interesting graveyard instead.
Written October 26, 2020
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Alex David
London, UK218 contributions
A King, Medieval Painting, And A Monkey Playing a Doctor
Apr 2019
I visited on a spring day 2019 as I wanted to see the reputed burial place of King Stephen (reigned 1135-1154), of the few English monarchs not buried in London or Windsor, so the church already has a major claim to fame. I was surprised, however, to also find some very interesting misericord carvings (a demon eating a man, a monkey playing a doctor, a 'wodwose'), and a miraculous painted survival from around the year 1300: a column bearing images of saints and gospel scenes. As the majority of medieval paintings in England were wiped out during the Reformation this was a fascinating glimpse into popular English medieval art (there is almost a naif quality to it). But do not expect to see any such art around King Stephen's tomb. The exact location of his remains was lost centuries ago so all you can see today is a memorial plaque in an alcove. It was still a thrill to see it though, since I like to visit the tombs of English monarchs.
The church is free to enter, and the wardens I spoke to when I was there were very friendly and helpful.
Written December 29, 2019
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alanb
Lewes, UK461 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2019
This church looks stunning form the exterior and the interior doesn't disappoint. The highlight is the medieval painted column which is hard to believe that is over 600 years old.
Written October 6, 2019
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Martyn Dyer
Faversham, UK102 contributions
St Mary of charity church
Jul 2019 • Friends
A must for a visit.
Such a beautiful church with so much history. Be sure to see the choir pews as they contain very intricate ate carvings under the seats.
Written July 14, 2019
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DaisySorbet
Bournemouth, UK296 contributions
Absolute beauty
Mar 2019 • Couples
As an avid taphopile I have visited hundreds of churches and graveyards and this one is in my top twenty. The graveyard is beautiful and full of interesting memorials and the church is breathtaking.
Written March 27, 2019
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK6,065 contributions
Much to explore...
Mar 2019 • Friends
From creative studios head down church street and there stands St Mary of charity church, grand tower et al.
Long history, grand local church, beautiful to explore and local heroes honoured.
Very photogenic inside and outside.
Written March 25, 2019
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Ian R
Faversham, UK31 contributions
gem of a church
Dec 2018 • Family
St Mary of Charity is a superb church and anyone visiting Faversham should go and visit it.It is the hub of the community and boasts a unique spire which can be seen for miles around
Written December 18, 2018
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Nicola
8 contributions
Beautiful Church
Oct 2018 • Solo
Such a nice peaceful and quiet church in the town of Faversham, such a lovely building with a wonderful history.
Written October 11, 2018
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK1,896 contributions
Beautiful Church
Aug 2018 • Couples
A huge church for a small town like Faversham, with large, wide transepts making the interior feel very open. Notable is the mediaeval painted pillar, the reputed tomb of King Stephen, some finely carved misericords, beautiful stained glass windows and the fascinating open spire.
Written September 5, 2018
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sunrisen
Canterbury, UK252 contributions
Steeped in history
Jul 2018 • Couples
Even if you are not here to worship it's a wonderful Church to visit, contains a Mediaeval pillar, misericords and historical information about Faversham.
Written July 9, 2018
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