Snargate Church Brief History

SNARGATE


The parish church is dedicated to St Dunstan, and stands on a man made mound, surrounded by trees. it was erected around 1200 in the Early English style.
On the north side of the nave stands the font, which has a square bowl and stem. It dates from about 1220. It has a flat oak lid which probably dates from the 16th century.

As you enter the Church you will see a wall painting of  A Ship on the wall opposite. This was only discovered about 30 years ago. It is believed to be a sign to smugglers that it was a safe place to store contraband. The Marsh has many connections to Smugglers, one of the more notorious being the Aldington Gang.

Serivces
1st Sunday Month – 9am Holy Communion
3rd Sunday Month – 9am Holy Communion

 


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