St Mary the Virgin

St Mary in the Marsh

One of the most picturesque churches on the Marsh, St Mary the Virgin was built in the mid 12th century with a small chancel, nave and tower. As with so many Marsh churches, the aisles were added in the 13th century to accommodate an increasing number of guild and chantry altars. Outside, in the south wall of the chancel, a priest’s door remains with a medieval scratch dial carved on the right hand door jamb. In the churchyard, simple wooden posts and a rail mark the grave of E. Nesbit, author of The Railway Children and other children’s books.

View of snow covered church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Mary in the Marsh, taken from outside the churchyard, over reeds
Interior view of the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Mary in the Marsh, looking towards the altar and east window
Extreme close up view of a depiction of Saint Michael in the blue glass of a stained glass window
View of elaborately carved triptych in Italianate style with two aditional wooden panels with carvings
Tall picture of a single stained glass window, featuring a full length image of Christ standing within the arch of a church
Close up of the brass monument to Matilda Jamys died 1499, showing full length portrait with lettering below set into stone
View of the south side of the church showing the entrance porch and clock set into the tower, taken across the churchyard

Access arrangements for St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh (TN29 0BX)

Usually open. Church Warden Bill Caudwell Tel: 01797 363663. Further information about the local church community may be found on the website of the Romney Marsh Benefice https://romneychurches.org/.

Map location of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh (TN29 0BX)

Title Address Description
St Mary
Haffenden Farm Cottage, Pickneybush Ln, St Mary in the Marsh, Romney Marsh TN29 0BY, UKSt Mary in the Marsh, TN29 0BX