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."
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.
Mark Kingswood recorded his 2020 Christmas Special at All Saints' church. Details and sample here.
As you can imagine, the church's income plummeted last year with the cancellation of services and our annual fundraising events. And yet our two ancient buildings still have to be maintained. Please consider supporting the work of this church and/or the very costly business of preserving the fabric. See the links on the Friends and Support page (see above) or click here.
WHAT'S (NOT) ON
Following the escalation of our Covid-19 status to Tier 4 the clergy and wardens have decided that there will be no services in the Benefice until conditions improve. But please keep an eye on the Wye Virtual Church Facebook page (details on the Covid-19 page above) for details on Ravi's services screened from the vicarage. Sorry if this all sounds rather grim, but with the vaccine now being rolled out across the benefice we'll get through it! Further news here as soon as we know it ourselves.
PARISH MAGAZINE LATEST: The various - and changing - Covid restrictions caused magazine production to be interrupted. However, a combined December/January edition is now out. If you don't subscribe to the magazine but would like to (it covers the villages of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our wardens' monthly news update can be found here.
WHAT'S NEW See our latest notes and images of the church's ancient bells, silverware and "vinegar" bible in "About us" above.
The All Saints' pilgrim stamp