A church may meet a functional need of the community but instinctively we know that there is far more to these building.
Is it the gothic architecture, the history of the Norman invasion written in their walls or rumours of the knights templar that draw us to these buildings? No, in Swale it is more than that. It is finding yourself under a wooden, arched roof, looking up the aisle and glimpsing magnificent stained glass windows. Its wondering how there can be so much in one place, lying so seemingly undiscovered.
The Church Conservation Trust can provide further information about historic churches in our area.