St Mary's Church, Bexley   Church

Image Source: John Salmon

 

Bexley church displays one of two similar wooden spires in Kent. It starts off as a routine four-sided spire, but very soon explodes into an octagonal one! There is no logical explanation for it, nor for its `twin` at Upchurch. The church itself is a rather dark building, not helped by its preponderance of nineteenth century glass. The restoration of ??? by Basil Champneys reproduced what was not there before. He only obtained the commission by claiming to be a descendant of the medieval owner of the `big house`, Hall Place, now cut off from the village by the busy A2.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 711

Morning Attendance: 317

Afternoon Attendance: 205

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: 1881 Basil Champneys

Second Restoration: -

 

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