Saturday 9 September – Heritage Open Day
St Mary’s will open its door to this pretty little church that sits on the edge of the North Kent marshes from 12pm – 4pm as part of the National Heritage Open Day, England’s largest festival celebrating our history and culture.
Come and visit St Mary’s which has a long history going back to Roman Times and enjoy the calming atmosphere of the church, its many historical features, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. There will be two guided tours about the historical features of the church, the graveyard and the surrounding site. The tours are free and will take place at 1pm and 3pm. There is no need to book. Please be aware that the tour is walking over uneven grass.
There will also be a photographic display of the church and marshes, and a display showing the memories people have of St Marys `- from naughty choir boys, to the last person to be married in St Mary’s (where Charles Dicken’s daughter also married). The event is free, no need to book.
Tea and cake will be available to purchase – cash only.
Parking is limited so where possible car sharing, or walking is advised.
Full details at www.stmaryschurchhigham.com