The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Bridge Methodist Church. © Alan K. Taylor.
Canterbury Pentecostal Church, photographed in 1993. © Alan Taylor.
Cathedral, dedicated as Christ Church. TR 151 579. © James King. The cathedral on an old postcard, franked 1914. Collection of Mrs. Marion Allen. Three more old postcards, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection - 1, 2, 3. A fine medieval stained glass window. The Martyrdom, a modern memorial to Thomas Becket. Both © Chalmers Cursley. Entrance porch, © Jim Parker. Lavatory Tower (link), © Christopher Skottowe (1958). Two old photos from Christopher Skottowe's collection, dateable to the 1890's - the lavatory tower, and the ruins of the infirmary, and two others, showing the cathedral and crypt. And two interior views, showing the Choir and the Nave, both © Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed. Project Gutenberg has "The Cathedral Church of Canterbury", by Hartley Withers, 1897 edition. It includes photographs, drawings and plans.
The former Elim Pentecostal Church at Blean. © Alan Taylor.
Former Primitive Methodist Chapel, dated 1876, on Palace Street. Now used as a classroom for King's School. TR 150 581. © Chalmers Cursley.
St. Alphege with St. Margaret on St. Alphege Lane. The cathedral is also visible. Closed in the early 1980's, it is now used by a school, and not open to the public, TR 1496 5802. © Steve Bulman (2014). Grade II* listed.
St. Anselm, on The Borough and St. Alphege Lane. TR 149 580. © Chalmers Cursley.
The remains of St. Augustine's Abbey on Longport. TR 154 577. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. St. Augustine's Gate, or Fyndon's Gate, was the main entrance to the Abbey precinct. TR 153 577. Link. Both © Steve Bulman (2014).
All that remains of St. George the Martyr on St. George's Street is the tower - the remainder was destroyed by bombing in WWII. Christopher Marlowe was baptised here in 1564. Another view. TR 151 577. Both © Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
St. Martin (Canterbury's Parish Church), reputedly the oldest parish church in England. TR 159 578. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, and the tower. Both © Chalmers Cursley. Another old postcard view, this one from John Bowdler's Collection. Access inside is limited, so check before going. Two interior views - 1, 2; the superb font is reputedly a well-head from Canterbury Cathedral, and dates from Norman times - it also appears in the stained glass window, all © Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
St. Mildred stands close to the castle, on Church Lane. Two interiors - 1, 2, the west window, and the font. The list of rectors commences in 1291, though the church is of pre-Conquest foundation. TR 145 575. All © Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
St. Thomas of Canterbury (R.C.). © Steve Bulman (2014).
Zoar Strict Baptist Chapel on Burgate Lane, built as Wesleyan in 1845. TR 151 576. © Alan K. Taylor (1994). Since Alan took his photo, the vegetation has been cut back, enabling this additional view, © Steve Bulman (2014).
26 September 2017
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