Death of Mark Skilbeck

February 2021
We are very sorry to announce the death of the popular Mark Skilbeck, the second Honorary Secretary to the Trust, taking over from Shaun Leavey in the late 1980s and handing over to Elizabeth Marshall in 1996.
Mark was an assiduous servant of the churches and is especially remembered as the founding genius (no less a word will do) of the Friends of St Nicholas, New Romney. Seriously damaged in the hurricane of 1987, the fabric of the church continued to deteriorate despite efforts at repair. Mark mobilised the community of New Romney and energetically drove a programme of renovation and repair, necessitating not only the enormous input of the “Friends” but the raising of very large sums of money from national sources.
A genial and firm friend, he will be missed by many in the whole district, and our thoughts go out to Liz and the family.