John E. Vigars Kent Church Photographs
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Aylesham was a planned 1920s mining village to serve a brand new community made up of people who had come here to a new life from the industrial areas of Britain. The village was laid out on a grand scale with multiple provision for worship and St Peter`s is a fine example of a combined church and hall. In fact you could pass it many times without realising its dual roles. The church part is surprisingly large with a prominent timber roof and long chancel. This is now dominated by a painting by a master of a local school. The font was brought from Kingston when they re-erected their medieval one. To the liturgical north of the chancel is a small chapel containing a remarkable model of a lychgate. This is very much a community church lovingly cared for by its congregation and with a unique history.
1851 Census Details
Seating Capacity: No return
Morning Attendance: No return
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Original Build Date/Architect: Hamilton 1927
Second Restoration: -
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