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St Eanswith in Brenzett Church (also known as St Eanswythe) has a long history dating back to Saxon times in the 7th Century when a small church was first erected on the spot now occupied by the present day church.  

Sadly no trace of the early church remains, but the 12th century medieval church that replaced it had additions in the 13th and 14th century.

St Eanswyth was a 7th century local saint from Folkestone. She was an Anglo Saxon princess.In 630, Eanswith founded the Benedictine Folkestone Priory, the first nunnery in England. She was supported in this by her father, Eadbald, who ruled as king of Kent from 616 to 640

When the little spire was built in the fourteSide view of Saint Eanswith, Brenzett with path leading across churchyard in summer, framed by trees beneath a blue skyenth century a wooden frame had to be erected at the west end to support it, and enormous buttresses had to be built outside. The church was somewhat over-restored in the 19th century when the east window by Lavers, Barraud and Westlake was installed.

A large tomb to John Fagge and his son dominates the Lady Chapel and was the inspiration for Edith Nesbit’s ghost story Man Size in Marble. The south wall of the chancel contains some fine herringbone masonry, typical of early Norman work in Kent.  




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Church Officers

Please contact Rev. Chris Maclean or Rev Shuna Body



St Eanswith, Brenzett TN29 0BJ



Thursday 30th of March
9:30 am -
3:00 pm -
Saturday 1st of April
10:00 am -
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