Weʼre raising £15,000 to Restore the Clock Face of the Grade 1 Listed Church of St. Marys in Thanet Minster Kent.
- Minster in Thanet Kent
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Restoration of Minster Church Clock Face
The church of St. Marys-in-Thanet Minster is believed to date from Saxon times and plays an important part in the life of Minster Village and the surrouding area. It is a Grade 1 listed building and sits next to Minster Abbey which was established following the landing of St. Augustine at Ebbsfleet nearby in 670AD.
In the 1860s the church underwent a major renovation including the clock and its face. There is a date of 1870 on the current clock face. The clock mechanism was overhauled in the 1920s and Minster Parish Council have agreed to take over the maintenance recently. The ravages of time have had a serious effect on the clock face itself and it is now in dire need of restoration.
Photographs by Nik Mitchell
We know that the church clock face was present in 1790 as JMW Turner painted the church as a 14 year old prior to entering the Royal Academy of Art.
The restoration of the clock face is a very specialised expensive process and involves skillful work in its removal and replacement. Therefore a small group of villagers John Quittenden, Derek Crow-Brown, Alan Gimes and Sue Hergest have come together in an effort to raise the sum of £15000. in order that this clock face can be restored to its former glory at the heart of the village.
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Alan Gimes-John Quittenden-Derek Crow-Brown and Sue Hergest2 months ago
We would all like to sincerely thank all those generous people who have supported this project. It is amazing that so many people value the Minster Church Clock and wish to see it restored to its past glory. In addition to this JustGiving site many people have contributed via other ways around the village and the current total is just shy of £4000. This is a fantastic level of support, thank you all so much. Here is a short drone video produced by Nik Mitchell
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Jul 31, 2021
Wishing you a very successful outcome
Jul 28, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Thanks so much for doing this. You need to keep reminding people like me, I nearly forgot!
Jul 17, 2021
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Mens Supper Club, Minster
Jul 16, 2021
The Minster Men's Supper Club met in Peter Mockeridge's garden for a ploughman's supper on the 14th July. John Quittenden was in attendance. The members would like to donate £100.
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