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The churches transforming for a changing society

For two thousand years, churches have been used primarily as places of worship. Now, some are being transformed to fit in with a changing society.

Church re-ordering, as it's known, describes the adaptation of religious buildings for non-religious use. Drama groups, craft exhibtions and even cafes have started making appearances in church.

Tom Savvides reports from Kingsnorth, where a mediaeval building has been updated for modern times.

Two fighting for life after Kingsnorth crash

Library picture of Ashford Road near the scene of the collision Credit: Google Images

Officers investigating a serious collision on Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened near the old ironworks heading towards Hamstreet, at about 4.20pm on Saturday 17 September

A 21-year-old man from New Romney and a 20-year-old woman from Canterbury suffered life-threatening injuries when the black Mazda MX-5 they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Focus C-MAX.

They were taken to a London hospital where they remain in a critical condition.

An 84-year-old man who was driving the Ford Focus was treated for minor injuries.