Our Church Community
We are very proud to be in the parish of Kingsnorth, in South Ashford.
We have very strong links with the incumbent, the church and the parish. The school has a weekly assembly held in the church and we have a regular Eucharist assembly in the school.
A Brief History of Kingsnorth Church
Earliest records of Kingsnorth Church go back to 1259. but, parishioners believe that the site had a religious significance from much earlier days, possibly pre-Christian. A Roman Road is just yards away and evidence of Roman brickwork can be found in the foundations.
It is possible that an earlier building stood on the site possibly made of wattle and daub. A Roman trading town has recently been discovered close by. The Church, which is a Grade 1 listed building, is essentially simple but does boast a fine late twelfth or early thirteenth window of St. Michael slaying the dragon as well as a fine brass memorial to Sir Humphrey Clarke.
Sir Humphrey's tomb, in the sanctuary, is also unusual in that it is constructed of Bethersden Marble, a rare type of marble unique to this part of Kent and containing thousands of small fossils.