NONINGTON Kent
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Nonington's History

For detailed history of Nonington visit Clive Webb's The Old Parish of Nonington.

Our Surroundings

The village is central to some excellent walks and heritage trails. Our own historic church was built over 900 years ago. FredvilleSt Albans Court and Knowlton Court cover much of the land surrounding the village. The villages of Barfrestone, Goodnestone - where Jane Austen used to stay, Eastry where Lord Nelson was a guest at Heronden House and Broome Park, the home of Lord Kitchener, are just a few miles away.

 


Nonington School

Link To Nonington School Website

The Baptist Chapel

Nonington Baptist Chapel is a daughter church of Eythorne Baptist Church. It was built in 1911 and has had regular services for over 90 years. Baptist by title, registered with the Baptist Union, but its history has become a Chapel for Christians of all denominations.

Snowdown Colliery became a centre of employment for miners from various parts of the United Kingdom and with their families, influenced by the 1926 General Strike they moved to Kent, lived locally and many worshipped at the Chapel. During the 2nd World War hundreds of soldiers were billeted in Nonington and many came to the services. Later an influx of students from Nonington Physical Training College added to its congregation. For 90 years there was a well attended Sunday School and many ex scholars, now living all over the world, keep contact with the village. A Family Service with young people is held once a month. The small but loyal congregation happily work closely with St Mary's and therefore the Chapel continues its ecumenical work.

The Opening of the Chapel on 3rd May 1911

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