Church of St Nicholas, Newington
The village of Newington lies just to the north-west of Folkestone and to the south of the Downs. Construction of the nearby Channel Tunnel Terminal in the 1990s had a major impact on the village, but the community remains strong and the village has its own very distinct character, with the church at its centre. Many community events, talks and concerts take place in the church, but scope for these was limited by the lack of toilet and kitchen facilities. The Friends of St Nicholas mounted a fund-raising campaign to rectify this, and also took the opportunity to add a “social area”, with comfortable seating.
The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust made a contribution of £6000 towards the cost of carrying out the work.