St Clement

John Betjeman described this church as 'tumbledown' in the 1960s, but he also made it clear that he really liked it as it still retains its charm and history.

Old Romney, Kent

Opening times

The church is open every day please feel free to visit.


Old Romney
TN29 9QH

The lovely rural setting helps, as does the church's friendly jumble of red tiled roofs, buttresses, mixed building materials in the walls, and rustic broach spire that crowns the tower.

The core of the church dates from the 12th century, with additions in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Inside is an excellent collection of post Reformation fittings, including 17th century commandment boards behind the altar, a gallery and 18th century box pews.

The pews and gallery are painted pink, a legacy from the film Dr Syn, filmed here in the 1960s and starring Patrick McGoohan.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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