This time Print of the Month features one of the more unusually located churches that I have come across on my travels and I remember my visit so well. Although I could have parked closer to the church I took the decision to walk to it across the marsh only to be caught in a sudden passing storm so not only did I get drenched on my way there but it also made the approach to the church all the more difficult. You can probably see from the image that I was almost in the water to get the point of view which I thought best showed the setting of the church. Still, you can see the weather eventually improved just long enough to allow me to capture this wonderful location.
Fairfield Church is dedicated to St Thomas a Becket. It is said that an Archbishop of Canterbury was journeying across the dangerous Romney Marsh when he fell into one of the many ditches. He prayed to St.Thomas, as he came up for the second time, for a miracle to save him from a watery death. Just in time, a farmer arrived to save him, and in gratitude the Archbishop had the little church built and dedicated to St Thomas a Becket. The present church is a 15th-century timber-framed building, which was only clad in brick in the 18th century. The church is approached by a grass causeway built in 1913. Beforehand the parishioners had to row across in a boat to reach the church for a service.
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