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We decided to look for this very historic place after reading a sign in Lady Wooten's Garden just outside the city walls. It told of a time long gone and a Frankish bride. So we had to see what turns out to be the oldest...More
The church lies outside the now historic centre of the city but should be visited. It is the oldest church in the English speaking world with sections that go back to Roman Britain and much that is Anglo-Saxon. Local volunteers manning it add to the...More
We visited this churchyard on the off chance in a visit to Canterbury. A peaceful, old churchyard with many tales. We were met by a local who told us some information and kindly gave us information on access, very kind. It was afterwards that we...More
This church is up the hill above the ruined abbey, the other side of the old prison (now university buildings). It was built by queen Bertha (herself the daughter of a Marovinian Frankish king, so not a Roman Christian) to welcome St Augustine when he...More
Just minutes from central Canterbury is this beautiful church- the oldest in the English speaking world. You can still see parts of a Roman wall, artwork, "squint" box, and more. This church, which still offers services and spiritual support, offers a lovely brochure to help...More
This small church is surrounded by lovely grounds, and although small, it essentially represents the beginning of Christianity in England. The church itself is the product of many centuries' work, but there are significant parts dating back to Saxon-and possibly Roman-times. Suffice to say that...More
I came here with my family and we wondered about for an hour also looking at the church and exploring the grounds.
It was quite easy to get to and I really did enjoy myself, I would come here again and highly recommend it to...More