Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Ashford Town

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Includes an accessible toilet

Modern baby changing facilities

Accessible Toilet
Hearing (induction) Loop

We print all service sheets and information in large print for easy access.

We welcome all assistance dogs


Our Building

Mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 the original church is likely to have been of Saxon origin owing to the small amount of building work undertaken by the Normans in the 12th century. However, the church was either enlarged or rebuilt by the Normans; a few stones remain in the corner of the nave and transept which bear typical Norman tooling.
The foundation of the present church probably dates from the late 13th or 14th century.
The foundation of the present church probably dates from 1470 and 1490, the church was extensively renovated and partially rebuilt by St John Fogge who was Lord of the Manor of Repton, about one mile from the church. John Fogge removed the old steeple, encased with stone the squat tower and the four columns that supported it. On this strong base he raised the tall perpendicular structure we see today.
At this time it was a near perfect cruciform (cross shaped) church, being 120 feet long with a tower 120 feet high, and about 100 feet across the transepts.
The most important alterations in modern times being the re-ordering of the west end in 2010, which has enabled the church to become a shared community, music and arts venue. On completion of the work the church was re-dedicated in September 2011 by the Bishop of Dover.
We hope you enjoy your visit.


Music and Worship

Rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7pm - 9pm
Ringing for Sunday at 9.30am
Ringing for Weddings and other services

Revelation programme of performances

Organ

8am every Sunday

Regular Choir
Worship band

Groups, Courses and Activities

Brass Rubbing
Bible study
Christians against Poverty

Tuesday and Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon

Community event

We are part of the Ashford Town Parish CAP (Christians against Poverty) programme working to help people in debt

Guides

We support the Winter Shelter programme of Ashford Churches Together

We support the Winter Shelter programme of Ashford Churches Together

Take a Break meets in church every Monday from 10am - 12noon supporting parents and carers of pre-school children

Street pastor

Help for Visitors

Guided Tours
Guidebooks / Notes
Cafe / Restaurant

Monday 10am - 12noon
Tuesday 10am - 12noon
Thursday 10am - 12noon
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 12noon


Other Features

Available on Monday and Tuesdays between 10am and 12noon

Canterbury Diocese programme for local churches

Audio-Visual Facilities

To enquire or book the hall email: [email protected] or telephone 01233 664920