Monuments

Monuments

 

The church has numerous monuments that bear witness to 1000 years of village life. There are several small brasses including one to John Crepehege and his wife, who leased the Manor of Darenth from the Prior and Monks of Rochester in the 15th century.

Among the plain tablets is one to Algernon Fleet, who was churchwarden for 37 years and one to Thomas Tristram, churchwarden for 25 years. A modern addition in the choir, where is sat for so many years, is tablet to the memory of Percy Widdows. A plaque on the book-case also commemorates Elsie Pankhurst.

These people may not have been famous in the modern sense but they devoted their lives to this ancient church and to the glory of God. So many times they must have sat in his house of God and admired that beautiful view towards the altar. We hope you also have been able to join in the peaceful beauty of this place of worship.