Friends of Kent Churches News

The planned church tours are (subject to confirmation):-

10th June: Offham, Wrotham and Ightham – CANCELLED

8th July: Queenborough, Minster-in-Sheppey, Eastchurch and Harty – CANCELLED

8th September: Boughton Malherbe, Egerton and Pluckley – CANCELLED

17th September Coach Trip to Saffron Waldron – CANCELLED

The AGM is currently planned for 14th October 2020 – click here for details – CANCELLED

The planned lecture for March  –  Seventeen Churches – the Churches Conservation Trust in Kent by John Vigar had to be cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak. It has been rescheduled for 10th March 2021.

The Churches Conservation Trust cares for seventeen Kent churches – they could not be more varied in terms of their architecture or location – from town centre churches with a civic history to farmyard churches that have never had the benefit of a village.

John Vigar is already well known to many of us especially through his Kent churches website and books which have sold over 40,000 copies. His website is at

He has worked as an ecclesiastical historian for over 40 years and his regular day tours of Kent churches are always over-subscribed. For a decade he was Development Manager in south east England for the Churches Conservation Trust, with care for 38 redundant churches. He is a Trustee of the Friends of Friendless Churches, member of the Academic Board of the Centre for Parish Church Studies and an Arts Society accredited lecturer. In his spare time he has visited over 13,000 churches in England and Wales.