St Thomas a Becket

A Thomas a Becket connection.

About this church

Becket himself is said to have preached in this small Norman Wealden church.

The tower was partly rebuilt after a fire in 1639. Inside, the crown post roof is striking and there are some interesting fittings.

Most significant however, are the extensive medieval wall paintings which cover most of the nave, depicting amongst others Cain and Abel and Christ's entry into Jerusalem. Discover more abut the wall paintings in this church.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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