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.
STOP PRESS: Sunday church services will recommence with Morning Prayer at St Christopher's on 18th April at 09.30. The service will be led by the wardens, and all are welcome. Meanwhile, the Wye Virtual Church services continue via the Facebook group each Sunday at 10.00. For details on how to "attend" these services by Ravi and Nikki, see the Covid-19 page above.
It is now some time since our popular Mothers' Day competition, but if you still haven't seen the results, go to:
PARISH MAGAZINE LATEST: The monthly magazine is in production again and the April 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 email@example.com. 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.
As you can imagine, the church's income plummeted last year with the cancellation of services and our annual fundraising events, such that we are now struggling to make ends meet. 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. Many thanks.