A History & Description of St Peters Church, Swingfield

On the slab of John Simons is an inscription in crude verse and an incised sheild of arms. An achievment of arms is incised into both Pilcher slabs. There are also two white marble memorial tablets for Mary Pilcher dated 1755.

The 19thc Organ, is a two manual instrument of no great musical interest but is described as being ‘tonally diverse’. It was moved from the Chancel to its present position in the Nave during the 1970s and was in regular use until the Church closed in 2000. The Pews are stained pine 19thc and the choir stalls date from 1950.

The surviving church registers comprise mixed records of Baptisms, Marriage and Burials dating from 1698 and Diocesan transcripts dating from 1563. A list of incumbents from 1518 is also recorded. All records being retained at the Diocesan Records Office in Canterbury.

St Peters Church, The Street, Swingfield, Kent CT15 7HA
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