Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Saturday, 22 February 2014

St Benedict, Paddlesworth

Hi folks,

well what a week, I have been very busy so not had a lot of time for blogs.  Still Friday came and as it was Sues' Birthday we thought we must try another local church cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust.  Off we went to Snodland, Kent is search of this 900 year old tiny pilgrims church.
It is situated on The Pilgrims Way on the north downs and is made of ragstone rubble, it closed as a church in 1678 and used as a farm building until the 1930's when it was restored.  When the owner died it was left to its own devices but again restored and now looked after by the Conservation Trust for all to see.

Looking towards the Chancel notice the beam post in the roof.

Closer view of the cast iron candelabrum fitted in the 17th century.

Simplistic cross.

Faces peer out of the arch in the nave.

Gallery in the background.

Nave roof with more vertical columns showing the medieval design.

We have checked and not a lot more to add to the history of this lone church which now stands on it's own in a farmyard.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Mike


  1. Hi Michael, Great blog, pity no stained glass windows, but beautiful candelbrum. Glad you had a lovely day. Mrs Egg.

  2. Blimey Mike, got to do catch up're way ahead of me this week !
    Great blog, fabulous candelabrum and a great history to this church...thank you Mike !
    Chris and Dave R

  3. I'm catching up too.... I hope Sue had a great day. Lovely to see this Church ... we have some super interesting stuff in our corner of the world.. Its a good job you and Sue find it!!
    Eileen xx