All Saints Church and

St Christopher's Church   

Boughton Aluph, Kent

 

 

 

Lambeth Palace, London  SE1, October 1952

 

"No-one driving along the road from Chilham to Ashford can fail to observe the massive tower of Boughton Aluph church standing as its eminence to the right of the road. The church has a most impressive exterior and a noble interior. It is a special treasure among all the lovely churches of Kent."

Geoffrey Cantuar

 

The introduction from a letter written by the then Archbishop of Canterbury (Geoffrey Fisher) in October 1952 in support of the appeal to raise funds to save this beautiful but war-damaged church from collapse.

 

As you can imagine, the church's income has plummeted recently with the cancellation of services and all our fundraising events, such that we are now struggling to make ends meet, especially with recent tree and roof work at St Christopher's and £11,000 to find to repair the organ at All Saints later this year!   Please consider supporting the work of this church and/or the extremely costly business of preserving the fabric.  See the links on the Friends and Support page (see above) or click here, or contact our treasurer on 01233 640357.    Many thanks.

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WHAT'S ON

Next Sunday, 13th June, we celebrate Holy Communion at 09.30, led by Rev'd Ravi Holy.  There's plenty of room for the seating to be well spaced out, but please bring your own bread and wine/juice, as well as a mask.  Hope you can join us. Afterwards we have the Annual Parish Meeting (AGM) in the church; an opportunity to review 2021 and receive a copy of the Annual Report, and and discuss plans for the rest of the year.

PARISH MAGAZINE LATEST:  The monthly magazine is in production again and the May edition is now out.  If you don't subscribe to the magazine but would like to (it covers Wye, Brook, Hinxhill and here) please contact Hennie van Wyk on 01233 629320.  The editorial team also welcomes items for the magazine so if there's something about the village you'd like to communicate please contact one of us or Sue in the benefice office on 813793 or at office@wyebenefice.org.uk.  Our wardens' monthly news update can be found here

WHAT'S NEW (old actually!)   See our latest notes and images of the church's ancient bells, silverware, "vinegar" bible and even the old churchyard yew tree in "About us" above.  Also a new piece about the forgotten church in our parish: St Mary's in Eastwell Park.
 
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The All Saints' pilgrim stamp