St Thomas à Becket Church - Fairfield - Kent
Fairfield Church is dedicated to St Thomas a Becket. It is said that an Archbishop of Canterbury was journeying across the dangerous Romney Marsh, when he fell into one of the many ditches. He prayed to St.Thomas, as he came up for the second time, for a miracle to save him from a watery death. Just in time a farmer arrived to save him, and in gratitude the Archbishop had the little church built and dedicated to St Thomas a Becket. The present church is a 15th century timber framed building, which was only clad in brick in the 18th century. The church is approached by a grass causeway built in 1913. Beforehand the parishioners had to row across in a boat to reach the church for a service.