Situated on the bend of the River Medway, All Saints Church sits in one of the oldest parts of Maidstone between The Old Palace and the Old College. It was built in 1395 as a collegiate church by Archbishop William Courtenay. For over 150 years twenty four members of the clergy sang morning and evening prayers and looked after the pastoral, educational and practical needs of the local community. In 1549 the college was dissolved and the church became the Parish Church of Maidstone.
Inside the church there are some beautiful examples of stained glass on almost every wall. I also loved the old church furniture, chairs and benches – the ends of the church pews are carved with strange and charismatic faces.