Ebony Pilgrimage to Chapel Bank
Sunday 3 September 2023, 3pm
Meet at the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Church, Ebony, TN30 7HT
The annual Pilgrimage to Chapel Bank from Ebony Church will take place on Sunday 3rd September at 3pm. .
Come and join us for the 64th pilgrimage to the site where the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Ebony originally stood. Address by His Honour Stephen Robbins.
Bring your own picnic & dogs if wanted!
St Mary the Virgin Ebony Church is located roughly halfway between Tenterden and Appledore in Kent on the edge of Romney Marsh. The church originally built by Saxons on an island called Chapel Bank in the River Rother estuary to serve the nearby port of Smallhythe. Over the centuries the river’s course was altered and the island became part of the mainland and the port moved to the coast. After lightning and fire the remains of the church were moved by the Victorians and restored.
Download from Kent Archaeological Society