Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Monday, 3 November 2014

The "New" Parish Church, Hillborough, Reculver

Hi folks,
second part of this theme re the church rebuild.

Standing now safe from the sea, the present church of St Mary the Virgin at Hillborough, Reculver. Part of the stonework and the bell were reclaimed from Reculver about a quarter of a mile away although that original bell was stolen in 1970 and had to be replaced.

Interior showing King posts supporting the roof, the church is light and airy

This window dedicated to Ethelbert, King of Kent who "retired" with his Court to Reculver, it shows the badge of Kent, a white horse on a red shield.

The organ by F.H.Browne of Canterbury was installed in 1955.

Another view of the magnificent roof.

Headstone placed buy the window, I presume it came from Reculver by the date.

Banner showing the church and Reculver standing on the edge of the sea.

New bell reinstated into the bell tower.

There is a increasing amount of history regarding Reculver including the testing of the Dam Busters bouncing bomb which was trialed just off Reculver.
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Thanks for looking, Mike


  1. Interesting that the Dam Busters bouncing bomb was tried out there. The Church is beautiful. and that flower arrangement was lovely very artistic. Mrs Egg.

  2. A truly lovely post Mike ... stunning picture make a big difference to the enjoyment of the posting and your shots are very , very good.
    I didn't know about the Dambusters and that Stain Glass window ! so unfussy,with just a single image as its main feature ... BEAUTIFUL ! love that .
    Cheers mike. E xxxxx