The historic and beautiful building, dating from 1153, is Grade I listed and the oldest extant building in the Faversham area. The church is widely regarded as a simple yet exquisite jewel and was originally part of a Benedictine priory founded for a community of 26 nuns. The priory expired just prior to the Reformation and much of its complex of buildings demolished. However, the church remained and continued to serve the local parish, with unbroken divine worship down the centuries.
Much of the surviving fabric is medieval with many interesting features, however, all of its magnificent stained glass is by the 19th century artistic pioneer Thomas Willement, who is buried in a family vault within the church.