News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Friday, September 22, 2006

Fire Hits Parish Church

Folkestone's Parish Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe has been damaged by a fire over night. The church is the oldest building in Folkestone, mostly dating from 1217 with some alterations to the Nave in the late 19th century following storm damage. Parts of the church are much older. It was the site of the first convent in England, founded by St Eanswythe, granddaughter of King Ethelbert, Bretwalda of England, and daughter of King Eadbald of Kent, in the 7th century.

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