St Edith’s Day 2023

St Edith depicted in a window at Kemsing church

Saturday 16 September is St Edith of Kemsing memorial.

Edith, sister of Ethelred the Unready and also known as St Edith of Wilton, was born in the Pilgrims’ Way village of Kemsing in 961.

Today the Kentish village, which has her statue above the hall, maintains her well which is always decorated with flowers on her big day.

This year Devotions at the well are on the following day Sunday 17 September at 10.30am and 3.30pm.

The Anglican Eucharist is at 9.30am (preceding morning Devotions) and Vespers at 4pm (following afternoon Devotions) in St Mary’s Church.

After Vespers there are refreshments including cake in The Bell.

St Edith’s Well

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