Posts by stmargaretschurch

Posts by stmargaretschurch

Church Kneelers

It was in the early 1990’s that the Kneeler Project began. A group of about a dozen people led by Deanna Pease made a start on replacing the rather tired Rexine covered hassocks which were then in use. The kits came from Jacksons of Hebdon Bridge. At first just a single design was used, a white rose on a Spode blue background, reminiscent of the “Sunne in Splendour” emblem in the Celure, the canopy above the chancel steps. At first just…

Needlework at St Margaret’s

Written in November 2011 by Diana Byott. The altar frontals and pulpit falls currently in use were made three decades ago by a small group of ladies of the congregation. The hangings then in use had been desecrated by Vandals, and the Friends of St. Margaret’s started to raise money for their replacement. Elizabeth Hammond from Harrietsham who held classes at the Medway college of design was commissioned to design and oversee the work, two carloads of ladies attended the…

Windows of St Margaret’s

There are eighteen windows in the church of various sizes and architectural styles; ten are glazed with plain glass, the rest (facing east and south) contain designs in coloured glass most of which date from the Victorian period. No medieval glass survives and it is highly unlikely that any original stonework can be found either. The newest window and the first new stained glass window for over 60 years is in the Chancel. The window was installed at St Margaret’s…