Kent County Association
St Michael and All Angels
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 (6–1–24 in C)
8 Mark T Elvers
At noon on St Michael’s day 1875 the Mayor, clergy, other dignitaries and a choir processed from Manor House, Tonbridge Road to the half completed building where the foundation stone was laid by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Archibald Campbell Tait.
A sealed bottle containing a parchment scroll with the names of the subscribers engraved on it together with the inscription “In the faith of Jesus Christ we place this foundation stone in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost Amen. Nisi Dominus Frustra,” was placed in a cavity below the foundation stone.
The foundation stone is shown in the photograph beneath the east window.
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