The earliest part of the building was consecrated in 1230AD and a porch was added in the 15th century. A proportion of the flint, rubble & Kentish ragstone that form the main construction material are from the Roman era.
At the North/East of the building is a hole through the wall where, one theory suggests, people with infectious diseases could hear the service without coming into contact with the congregation. On the outside corner of the South/East of the church is a carved gurning face known as the "Horndon Beauty"
The most impressive feature has to be the huge timber and peg jointed structure of the belfry. If you come during the Feast & Fayre, the church looks its best as the Flower Festival includes the same weekend. The church is also open most Saturday mornings for visitors and most Sunday mornings for a service.In addition to the church there are a number of historic buildings, including: