Family History

All the old parish records from East Kent, including

  • St Nicholas Church, Sturry,
  • All Saints Church, Westbere,
  • St Mary the Virgin, Fordwich and
  • the Anglican and Methodist churches in Hersden

are stored in the Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

The Cathedral archivist can be contacted on +44 (0)1227 865330

Memorial Inscriptions

All the memorial inscriptions at St Nicholas, Sturry and at St. Mary the Virgin, Fordwich have been recorded. This includes those inside the church and those in the churchyard. 

Also available are a series of local history publications with a wealth of information on the people and buildings of Sturry, Fordwich, Westbere, Chislet, Hoath, Herne, Hersden and other neighbouring villages.