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St.Margaret's

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    St.Margaret's ChurchIn Halstead for nearly 1000 years !
    Open every day !
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    here has been a church in Halstead for a thousand years and on first seeing this picturesque building one could be forgiven for thinking it to be very old as it was built in 13th century style of knapped flint and red brick under a long sloping roof. However, the present church building was actually built in the 1870's in the grounds of the old cemetery and the old chapel now forms the chancel of the church. The building also contains two windows and some monuments from an older church which was demolished in 1880. Displayed on the wall of the North Room is the Millennium Mosaic depicting the village and all the activities associated with village life. There is also a board on the north wall of the church listing all the Rectors back to the 12th Century.

    Stained Glass Window in the ChurchVillagers and visitors are always pleased to find the church door unlocked and many comment on the special atmosphere they feel in the building as they spend time in private contemplation. The churchyard also has it's fair share of admirers who enjoy strolling around the paths or incorporate it in their longer walk around the village. One wonders how the church in Halstead will develop in the next thousand years.

    For more information about all the services, events and activities at St. Margaret's either contact the Rector: Rev. John Benson, The Rectory, Church Road, Halstead, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 7HD on 01959 532133 or visit our Website : 
    www.halstead-church.org

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