Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

St Michael the Archangle, Smarden

Hi folks,

Today we go into the Church behind the pub to reveal it's secrets. the church was built between 1325-1350.
First the Tower which dated from the latter part of the 15th century with four stories  and had a beacon at the top for the start of the Millennium.

Below is the alter window again captured by using more than one image thus showing both the church surroundings and the window detail in the same shot.

The Barn roof is also a unique feature.

Early 20th century paintings adorn the walls on both sides of the Nave.

To the left hand side upper you can just make out the bell ringers gallery,

Oak Eagle adorns the Pulpit which cost £2 and came from High Halden Church in 1869.

Just a quick look inside and another church in Kent well worth a visit.

Thanks for dropping by.

Best regards Mike


  1. Nice old church Mike. The wall paintings are the best I think.

  2. A beautiful church Mike......
    Some great shots, love the eagle !
    Chris and Dave R

  3. Yes... super post Mike and I love the the wall paintings and eagle too!
    E xx

  4. Great blog, loved the wall paintings, and the candles.