Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul – Heritage Building

Essentially only the tower still survives of the Medieval  church, of St Peter and St Paul. It was originally at/before 1226, then rebuilt in 1327, and in 1824-30, only to be gutted in the “Bromley Blitz” bombing raid of 16th April, 1941.

Some of the Medieval to post-Medieval memorials have been salvaged and can been seen inside.

St Peter and St Paul ‘s was one of the first churches to be rebuilt after the war. Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, laid the foundation stone in 1949. The new church by F. Harold Gibbons was dedicated by the Bishop of Rochester in 1957. The building makes use of local materials including flints. The lych gate dates from 1855.

HG Wells describes it from his childhood in the late Victorian era thus: Bromley Church and its old graveyard, full then of healthy trees, ruinous tombs and headstones askew..”

traditional flint stone tower
Rebuilt church with original tower (the only part left after the WW2 bombing raid of 16th April 1941)
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