St. Clement, Old Romney

The village of Old Romney‐ the original Cinque port of Romney, now has fewer than 250 inhabitants. It no longer boasts a school or shop but does retain a pub ‐ the Rose and Crown. The original village was across the main A259 road and was once sited on the bank of the River Rother before its silting up and subsequent disastrous changing of its course to emerge at Rye. Here is our lovely old church of St. Clement's. Like many of the churches on the Marsh it has a Norman foundation and was built on the site of an earlier Saxon church.



Custodian:  Charlotte Watkinson 01797 362685

Safeguarding Officer:  Gaynor Cobb 01797 363747


The church is open to visitors daily


We host weddings, christenings and funerals.

St Clement's is kept open every day of the year to provide a place for reflection and quiet prayer.


We have a well maintained churchyard with a few plots left for the burial of locally connected people. We also have a Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes.

Pictures by John Hendy