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St. Peter, Bredhurst, Kent


The church of St. Peter is chiefly in the Early English style, with some traces of Norman work, and has a stone bell gable containing 2 bells: the chantry chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, on the south side of the chancel, is Early English, and shows remains of wall-painting: in the 16th century it was the burial place of the Kemsley family: the nave was rebuilt in 1865, and a stone holy-water stoup and a copper paten of the 14th century, belonging to the old church, are still preserved: there is a memorial window to the Rev. T. H. Day, by whom the entire cost of the restoration was defrayed, and all the other windows are also filled with stained glass. In 1905 the Rev. Anthony Collett M.A. then vicar, gave a new positive organ and the parishioners an organ case: the church affords 150 sittings: in the churchyard is a yew tree, said to be about 500 years old.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1545.

Findmypast have the following online for Bredhurst, St Peter: baptisms 1547-1916, marriages 1570-1935, burials 1547-1946

St. Peter

Denomination:Church of England