St John The Evangelist's Church, Groombridge  Church

Image Source: John Vigar


One of those rarities a seventeenth century church. Conceived as a single cell building with no structural division between nave and chancel and built almost entirely of brick its windows may be a good example of `gothic survival` but there is some debate about their introduction in the nineteenth century. The most famous feature of this church is its one-handed clock but if the visitor manages to get inside they will be overwhelmed by the contents, for this really is a treasure-chest of furnishings and memorials. The stained glass, much by Kempe, is outstanding as is the quality of the woodwork.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 267

Morning Attendance: 105

Afternoon Attendance: 144

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -


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