Folkestone

On 25th July a party of 19 parents and children left the Cathedral on Tuesday morning by coach and traveled to the parish Church of St Mary and St Eanswyth, Folkestone, where Fr Peter served a Moleben before the relics of St Eanswyth, the founder of the first English Convent in 630.

The group was welcomed by the Reverend David Aldridge, the vicar of the ancient parish church who gave a short history of St Eanswyth and how her relics came to the church, and how they were found during the Victorian period after being concealed by the Monks of the monastery at the time of the dissolution of the monastery by Henry 8th.

The group then went to the beach where they enjoyed their picnic lunches as they waited for the tide to recede so they could play in the sand and swim and paddle in the sea.