Hoo St. Werburgh

The parish church dedicated to St. Werburgh has ancient origins. St. Werburgh is likely to have visited Hoo and it is she who founded a nunnery nearby. Werburgh was the daughter of King Wulfhere of Mercia and was born some time between AD 640 and 650.

The church of St. Werburgh is an historically interesting medieval building and famous for its collection of medieval memorial brasses.

The close proximity to the River Medway is a clue to the reason for the earliest settlement here and provides perennial opportunities for photographing a misty churchyard. Hoo nestles close the River Medway on the south side of the The Hoo Peninsula, a promontory sandwiched between the Thames and Medway estuaries.

Here’s the result.