Famliy History - where to find records
Family History Information
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
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. These can be obtained on-line from www.buylocalbooks.co.uk
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.
Tour of the church buildings
The following links take you to websites with information and photographs of each of the churches.