St Mary's Church, Bishopsbourne  Church

Image Source: Old Postcard


A mainly thirteenth century church restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott. There is a high window which originally shed light onto the Rood figures (see also Capel le Ferne). Some medieval glass survives in the heads of the windows in the chancel showing angels holding crowns. The west window was designed by Morris and Co in 1874 to commemorate a former Rector, whilst the south chapel has a set of continental glass brought here by the Beckingham family from their house in Essex. Above the nave arcade is a good set of murals including a figure of St Nicholas. The famous Elizabethan theologian Richard Hooker is commemorated in the chancel.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 250

Morning Attendance: 95

Afternoon Attendance: 99

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: GG Scott 1871

Second Restoration: -




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