St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church, Speldhurst

St Mary's Church
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William K
Seaford, UK17 contributions
stayed in a holiday let over two successive years next to the church - google "findagrave" and see the website
Jun 2019
Stayed at Lower Farm Cottage on Speldhurst Hill over two successive years . Lovely churchyard , village store and PO and the recreation ground is very pleasant too. Lots of interest in the churchyard and through the Findagrave website . Excellent spot to be based for Tunbridge Wells that must qualify to have the most open , green spaces in the country...
Written June 19, 2019
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,909 contributions
Morris & Co glass
Jul 2017 • Couples
We looked at this church because we wanted to see the wonderful collection of Morris & Co glass in the windows. We were not disappointed because all the windows are stunning, especially if you are fond of the Morris & Co style. Otherwise, it is always pleasant to find another church that is open for the casual visitor.
Written July 18, 2017
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Wendy H
Gosport, UK1,367 contributions
Lovely old church
Sep 2016 • Couples
I stopped here by chance to have a look inside, I just like old churches which have a familytree connection. Didn't realize there would be guided tours for Heritage Open days, but didn't tag along as they were half way through but spoke to a very helpful lady who explained about the William Morris windows.

Parking is a bit of a problem situated at a busy junction on a hill.
Written September 14, 2016
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gmppr_12
Northiam, UK91 contributions
My Spiritual Home
Jul 2016 • Couples
The community of Speldhurst and the church, in particular, help to make this one of the most sought after villages in Kent. There are lots of varied services with wholeness and healing, should you want it. I really love the welcoming atmosphere and people who make it a lively and energetic place.
Written July 20, 2016
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John M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK63 contributions
Interesting history to this church
Aug 2015 • Couples
St Mary's is the C of E church for the village of Speldhurst and has an association with the local primary school. It has an interesting history, having been burned down, pulled down, and rebuilt several times. If you want to visit it's best to park in the George and Dragon car park opposite.
Written June 10, 2016
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MedEngland
England2,302 contributions
Beautiful stained glass windows
Sep 2015 • Friends
I'm a fan of Pre-Raphaelite work in general, and craftsmanship in churches in particular. The influence of William Morris in the beautiful stained glass windows by Burne Jones shows to its full effect. As a whole, the Church is perhaps not as dramatic as the North Yorkshire treasure of St. Martin-on-the-Hill in Scarborough, but still worth a visit.
Written September 22, 2015
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MrAndrewHaynes
London, UK445 contributions
A must for fans of Pre-Raphaelite craftmanship
May 2015 • Couples
If you are interested in Pre-Raphaelite craftsmanship, then St Mary’s Speldhurst is a must if you visit West Kent. When this little parish church was rebuilt towards the end of the 19th century, 10 stained glass windows designed by Edward Burne-Jones were commissioned from Morris & Co, the company founded by William Morris. The windows are delightful.
Be warned that parking in Speldhurst is difficult. A dropped kerb allows parking for three cars next to the the church lychgate but otherwise you may have to park some distance away and walk — unless you decide to patronise the George & Dragon gastropub and cross the road from there.
Written May 27, 2015
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