St Augustine

Brookland

St Augustine is famous for its detached wooden bell tower that stands in front of the church. The tower was built in the second half of the 13th century as an open structure and was doubled in height to its present 18m (60ft) and clad with shingles in the 15th century. The fine interior of this 13th century church contains the highest box pews on the Marsh and a double decker-pulpit complete with sounding board. A medieval wall painting of the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket survives in the southeast chapel, and a Norman lead font is still in use in the nave.

Front view of Saint Augustine's, Brookland with wooden steeple on ground at side; showing two white painted doors, in summer
View of large lead baptismal font in Saint Augustine's parish church, Brookland
Interior view of Saint Augustine's, Brookland showing high wooden box pews, arched stone pillars and wooden cross beams
Close-up view of lead baptismal font, showing Sagittarius as archer on horseback and labour for November with inscriptions
Rear view of Saint Augustine's, Brookland showing large multi-arched windows in the east walls, in summer beneath a bright blue sky

Church Access Arrangements

The Church is usually open 10 – 3.30. Church Warden Mrs Maureen Akers, 01797 344628, Cris Descher 07920 484637. Reverend Shuna Body, 01797 343977. Further information about the local church community may be found on the website of the Marsh Churches Benefice https://themarshchurches.org.uk.

Map Location for St Augustine, Brookland (TN29 9QR)

Title Address Description
St Augustine
1 High St, Romney Marsh TN29, UKBrookland, TN29 9QR