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The Church Yard
The church clock is on the South face of the tower and was erected in 1898, the money having been raised to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It was restored in 1998 and a new clock face to put on; this work was paid for by the civil Parish Council.
Don’t forget to look around the churchyard for tombs with pictures and images carved into them
Although the churchyard is closed to new burials we are able to bury ashes and have a dedicated area for them next to the war memorial.
The war memoral was damaged in 2016 but a new stone was erected during 2019 by Gary Newton. It is an exact relica of the previous cross that was broken during a storm. Huge thanks to Borden Parish Council for covering the cost of the repairs
the broken War Memorial
scaffolding being sorted
work in progress
We are also fortunate to have some beautiful gardens that are tended by a group of volunteers
We also have Commonwealth War Graves in the grounds too
We have, very recently, had to repair the front door as they had begun to fall apart.
Every detail from the old front door skin was replicated in the replacement cover. Up to 80% of the original inner door was also saved thanks to the expertise of Kathy Collins, our church warden, and everyone at North Kent Joinery. Thank you to the Friends of Borden Church for meeting the cost of the doors.
Finally we re beginning to look at the trees in the church yars and remove some of the lower branches so visitors can see from one side to the other.