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St Mary the Virgin Fordwich

The Drove, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DE

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St Mary the Virgin Fordwich

A Champing church run by the Churches Conservation Trust.

Not technically a Sanctuary, but we have included as a great stop for Sanctuary Users on the Old Way. The small and welcoming church of St Mary’s in Fordwich is just 3 miles from Canterbury and has been offering rest to weary pilgrims for centuries. As a "Champing" church (short for church glamping) St Mary's provides beds and all the creature comforts to tourists and pilgrims with private access in return for a fixed charge. Booking in advance is essential.

The church itself is mellow and unspoilt, with seventeenth-century fittings and wall paintings. It is home to a strange carved stone, dating from around 1100. There are two pubs nearby, and a short walk takes you to nearby village Sturry for access to a village shop, trains and buses.  

For more information about this church and the work of the CCT, click here.

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Amenities

Toilet
Hand basin
Electric power point
Kitchen facilities
Food available nearby
Public transport nearby

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Facilities:

Toilet, Heating, Lighting, Power available, Kitchen facilities, Public transport nearby, Food nearby, Bedding provided.

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Organiser:

Churches Conservation Trust

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Organiser:

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The Drove, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DE

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