St Leonard

Tucked away down a quiet lane next to a farm, 13th century St Leonard's is tiny and does not look promising at first as it is rendered on the outside.

Badlesmere, Kent

Opening times

Church open daily.


Dayton Road
ME13 0NJ

The inside is beautifully cared for and full of interest. It is crammed with box pews and other old furnishings, including the Victorian oil lamps that John Betjeman admired in the 1960s. There are also medieval benchends, a royal arms of George I and modern stained glass.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • 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

Contact information

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