Restorations and Repairs supported by the Trust

The Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust supports the local Parochial Church Councils in the repair and restoration of their churches. Without the support of the Trust, which, since 1982, has contributed grants of over £1.5 million, these churches are at risk of falling into disrepair.

Current Projects

Past Projects

Distant exterior view of side of the south side of All Saint's church, Lydd across the churchyard, framed by tree branches

Re-Roofing Lydd

Essentially this work consisted of re-tiling the complete south aisle, routing the rainwater drains away from the building and rebuilding the west window of the south aisle.

Exterior view of Saint Clement's church Old Romney across the churchyard

Repairing internal walls plus exterior drainage & window work at Old Romney

Work has started on repairs required under the Quinquennial report being repairing internal wall, plaster and mould and repainting plus work to exterior drainage and windows.

View of west window in south aisle of All Saints' Church, Lydd

Restoration of West window at Lydd

Refurbishment of west window in south aisle

Close-up view of the stonework of the West window at the church of Saint George, Ivychurch after restoration

New West Window Ivychurch

Placed on Heritage England’s “At Risk” register, the 550 year old west window has required complete restoration. Such a restoration is an unprecedented undertaking within the Diocese of Canterbury.

View of restored tomb-chests, one with full-height railings, in the churchyard of Saint Augustine’s church, Brookland

Restoration of tomb-chests at Brookland

The project to restore eight, mainly 18th century, tombs in the churchyard at St Augustine’s, Brookland was completed successfully in 2018.