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Welcome to the Murston HeArt Project

Murston All Saints Trust (MAST) is working with the local community to shape a new future for Murston Old Church and its churchyard.

Our vision is to bring back this beautiful medieval church in its green oasis on the banks of Milton Creek to the heart of the community. The medieval church currently inspires artists, the grounds are a play and learning space for children, and many local residents and workers quietly spend time here.

Our biggest ambition is to create an arts and heritage centre on the site. This would be sensitively designed and would include artists’ workshops, a community meeting space and café.

Initial work has included feasibility studies, architects’ plans and an archaeological survey of the part of the churchyard where a building could be placed.

Other plans and activities include:

Exploring ways to tell the story of Murston and the surrounding area.

Promoting interest in the natural history and wildlife of the churchyard and the marshy areas to the north of the church.

Community events to build support for the project, including clearing and maintenance activities and a “fun palace” day.

We have had community workshops and consultations to assess need and levels of support and levels of enthusiasm have been encouraging. We still have great challenges though, to raise the necessary funds.

We have the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of Swale Borough Council to begin this important work. We hope you will join us.