St Peter & St Paul


This large church is famous for its bent tower. The first two stages of the tower, built in 15th century, began to lean alarmingly, and were buttressed to prevent the tower collapsing. Many years later, the final stage was added in an upright position, giving the tower its characteristic bent shape. Inside is a fine Jacobean pulpit, the oldest on the Marsh. The magnificent font bears the emblems of St Peter and St Paul together with the roses of York and Lancaster and the Tudor rose, suggesting that it was made soon after the Wars of the Roses during the reign of the first Tudor king, Henry VII.

Exterior view of Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Church, Newchurch, across the churchyard, framed by trees against a blue sky
Interior view of church, looking east, showing the wooden choir stalls on the tiled floor framed by stone arches
Interior view of church, looking towards the rood screen, showing the wooden roof beams supported by the stone arches
Close-up view of brass oil lamp suspended in an iron framework from the roof
Extreme close-up of one of the Lancaster roses adorning the stone font showing traces of the origins red paint
Extreme close-up of the decoration of the railings showing brass leaves attached to black painted wrought ironwork

Church Access Arrangements

The Church is open 9.30 – 5.00 Key with Michael Barclay 01303 872376. Further information about the local church community may be found on the website of the Romney Marsh Benefice

Map Location of St Peter & St Paul, Newchurch (TN29 0DP)

Title Address Description
St Peter & St Paul
The St, Newchurch, Romney Marsh TN29, UKNewchurch, TN29 0DP