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Charity no. 284909

Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust

Patron

Most Revd & Rt Hon Justin Welby

(Archbishop of Canterbury)



The purpose of the Trust is the preservation and maintenance of the fabric of fourteen medieval churches, with an additional interest expressed in the remains of four ruined churches. The churches all lie south and east of the Royal Military Canal, one being in Sussex (Chichester Diocese) the remainder in Kent (Canterbury Diocese).


Churches supported

St.Eanswith, Brenzett

St.Augustine, Brookland

All Saints, Burmarsh

St.Peter & St.Paul, Dymchurch

St.Mary, East Guldeford

St.Thomas Becket, Fairfield

St.George, Ivychurch

All Saints, Lydd

St.Peter & St.Paul, Newchurch

St.Nicholas, New Romney

St.Clement, Old Romney

St.Dunstan, Snargate

St.Augustine, Snave

St.Mary in the Marsh


The Trust also has expressed an interest in the ruins (all on private land) at

Eastbridge, Midley, Hope All Saints, and Broomhill

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At the inauguration of the Trust in 1982 (at the public instigation of Archbishop Robert Runcie, Richard Ingrams, and artist John Piper) an intention was declared to raise a 100,000 endowment fund to earn interest for grants to the churches. This target was achieved in 1988, and by 2013 the Trust had capital of over 700 000 enabling grants to be made each year. The capital value of investments fell in recent straitened times, but grants have continued at over 60 000 annually, and 70 000 has been agreed for 2013 as the grant budget. Our policy is to support the church Councils in their work, most monies being disbursed for such necessary items as roofs, gutters, drains etc. We see our prime purpose as helping to keep the buildings weathertight, though the charitable objects of the Trust do allow the making of grants for some other purposes
 


Snave Harvest Festival Service 2012

Preacher: The Rt Revd Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover.


The

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014

 

Was held on Saturday 17th May 2013

 

In the church of St Augustine, Brookland.

 

 

After the AGM, the meeting was addressed by

 

The Rt Revd Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover

 

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Photographs of Bishop Trevor at Brookland

taken by John Hendy.

 


 

You can see on this site the AGM addresses by

Lord Runcie (1999)

and

Sir Roy Strong (2002)


 

Officers of the Trust

President - John Doyle Esq MBE  PPRWS

Chairman - Peter D Anwyl Harris Esq

Hon Treasurer - Ian Meier Esq

Hon. Secretary - Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall
[Lansdell House, Rolvenden, Kent. TN17 4LW. Tel. or Fax.  01580 241529]
E-mail - sec@romneychurches.net

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Information about membership, guided tours

and other Trust details can be found here

or

Contact us

at

mail@romneychurches.net
 


Links

Church of England

Romney Marsh Net

Romney Marsh Villages (Village Net)

and for the academic study of the Marsh -

Romney Marsh Research Trust
(a multidisciplinary body formed for the study of Romney
Marsh and the associated levels)

And you can find some photographs of many Kent churches at
John Vigar's personal photo site -

www.kentchurches.info
 


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The Trust's logo is from a linocut
of the church of St.Thomas Becket, Fairfield.

The Late Michael Renton executed this fine image and, with great kindness,
donated it to the Trust

 
 

Page published by Dr. Nick Hudd (Chairman of the Trust 1988-96).

(Amended 17th May 2014)