St Mary's Church Capel-le-Ferne

St Marys CapelThis church is remote from the road and squats snugly on bleak downland above Folkestone, looking towards France.

A single Norman window, with a little contemporary wall painting in the reveal, indicates its early origins.  

Most notable is a 14th Century three arched stone rood-screen with, uniquely in England, an arched opening above for the rood itself.

There are ancient roof timbers, a small brass and a 13th Century piscina.

  • Free entry
  • Open daily


  • The Churches Conservation Trust
  • Tel: 01223 324442
  • St Mary's Church Capel-le-Ferne, Manor House Lane, Capel-le-Ferne, Dover, Kent, CT18 7EX