Heritage

Our Heritage - by James Miller

All Saints Church is a Grade 1 listed building, which puts us in the top 2% of listed heritage assets in England. It is by far the oldest and most significant historic building in Birling .It is an enormous cultural asset-beautiful ,but expensive to maintain .The building dates from the early 1300s and has a magnificent,broad late medieval chancel,with no chancel arch, making it light and airy,It is wonderful space for our Sunday service, concerts and community events , but it is under used . The Church is a landmark in the countryside and a regular haunt for cyclists and walkers on tour in Kent .People near and far often visit to find gravestones and monuments of their relatives , we greeted a family from Australia last summer ! 

Original Stained Glass

 Original Stained Glass Window

The Nevill Family Crypt

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Church Website

Birling is one of four combined Parishes . The BART Group of Parishes forms a United Benefice within the Diocese of Rochester and comprises the four churches of All Saints Birling, St. Margaret Addington, St. Martin Ryarsh and St. Peter & St. Paul Trottiscliffe

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Heritage Trail

Try our beautiful HeritageTail , a gentle 4 mile walk around the village and surrounding area up to the North Downs , the attached leaflet giving all the details.