Chatham Dockyard Church

View of the church through the Main Gate

View of the church over the wall



Dockyard Church - 1810

    Although profanity and theft were part of dockyard life, so was religion.  Hulks in the river were used as makeshift churches until the government began construction on churches within the various dockyards.  In 1810, this church in the Chatham dockyard was finished - complete with iron columns, an unusually large window, and of course, a model ship hanging from the ceiling.  


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