Thursday, 10 May 2012

Double Attractions in Walmer, Kent

St Mary’s Church Walmer was designed by Arthur Blomfield in 1887 to take the pressure off the parish's two other churches, both of which were in origin private chapels and of a suitably small size. The entrance is a three-bay baptistery, into a tall clerestoried nave with narrow aisles either side. The main west window portrays nautical episodes of Christ's life such as the miraculous draught of fishes, preaching from the boat and calming the storm. There are other fine windows and the rood screen is a particularly impressive piece of Victorian Gothic.

After viewing the church continue along St Clare Road to a T-junction. Turn right along  Gram’s Road and so return to Jane’s. 

Jane’s is open Monday to Saturday 10 to 5 year round. It is a baker’s shop with a tea room attached so you can buy bread or cakes to take home if you wish. Kitty’s is open Thursday to Sunday 11am to 4.30pm. On Sundays Kitty’s serves a magnificent roast lunch - but you will need to book in advance as it is very popular and tends to get booked up.
Teashop:            Jane’s Tea Room, 323, Dover Rd, Walmer, Deal, Kent  CT14 7NX
  Tel: 01304 365553

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