History of the Parish

Various historical documents/photos of Stanford Parish will be placed below:Note: They are mostly in adobe and so you will need to have adobe reader installed on your computer.Due to the size of some files they may take a while to load.


Click below for the programme of the Silver Jubilee events in Stanford (1977)

Silver Jubilee Year


Click below for the booklet of ‘I’ve seen said the Stour’ (1977). This has been uploaded as two separate files due to the size of the file!

I’ve seen said the Stour Part One

I’ve seen said the Stour Part Two


Click below for a postcard photo taken in Westenhanger c 1912. The postmark on the card is Jan 16th 1914, but obviously the photo was taken earlier.

Photo of Westenhanger c 1912


Click below for a photo taken in 2002 flying over Westenhanger Castle at the start of the Golden Jubilee celebration

Westenhanger Castle from the air

Emma Getliffe organised a Recipe Book in 2002, collecting 124 contributions from throughout the Parish. This was all part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations that year. Click below to see the result:
(Tip: If you want to print a recipe choose ‘save’ after clicking below)

Golden Jubilee Recipe Book (2002)

Golden Jubilee Programme


Click below to view the booklet aboutStanford Parish Church, copies of which are on sale in the Church.

History of Stanford Church