Wednesday, May 23, 2007

St Martin Church's Cemetery

This church is the oldest church in England still in use. It is a fascinating building with an important history - the starting point of the revival of Christianity in England in 597 AD by Saint Augustine. St. Martin Church was most probably build as a Roman church in the 4th century outside the walls of Canterbury.

The churchyard contains the graves of many notable local families and well-known people including Thomas Sidnet Cooper, RA (artist) and Mary Tourtel, the creator of Rupert Bear.

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