Category Archives: Religion & Churches

Hope Sherrard of Sandwich

In October 1647, the House of Lords received a petition from Henry Forstall, Mayor of Sandwich – East Kent, and John Elgate, churchwarden of St Clement’s Church there. They were objecting to the installation of a Minister, one Hope Sherrard, at St … Continue reading

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SS Peter and Paul Church, Charlton and the Rev. Sidney Faithorn Green

Charlton is a parish adjoining the town of Dover to the north. Indeed Dover’s High Street was originally the London Road passing through Charlton where it was that village’s High Street – not Dover’s! Charlton Green, now Castleton Shopping Centre … Continue reading

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Bob Forsyth – Wood Carver Extraordinary

Early in 2013 we visited the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, where there is plaque to a dear friend, John Petch. Access to the site, for those who travel by bus is poor except for Sundays. As it was a week … Continue reading

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Samuel Taverner – The Dissident Preacher who was imprisoned in the Castle

Over looking the bottom of York Street is an ancient octagonal building known as the Unitarian Church. In fact, it opened as a Baptist Chapel on Tuesday 2 May 1820, amidst much celebration. These days, besides being an active place of worship and … Continue reading

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Dr William Sankey – Camden Crescent and St Mary’s Church

Dr William Sankey, in the Dover history books, is correctly credited with the building, the style and the quality of the houses of Camden Crescent. He also suggested that the crescent should be named after the Marquis of Camden, then … Continue reading

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