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St.Mary Magdalene Church ,Gillingham,Kent

St.Mary's is Gillingham Parish Church.

It stands on Gillingham Green and was built in Norman Times

 

Two notable events from The Churches history are :

 

Walter de Merton was consecrated as Bishop of Rochester here in 1274.

 

The explorer William “Will” Adams was baptized here on 24 September 1564.Will Adams went on to befriend The Shogun, Iyeyasu Tokugawa, in Japan.His life was dramatised in "The Last Samurai"

 

See :

www.flickr.com/photos/john47kent/4617877441/in/set-721576...

 

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Taken on February 1, 2008