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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby foxyrider » 24 Feb 2019, 8:36am

Sweep wrote:
foxyrider wrote:Had a neb at South Wheatley church earlier. (north Notts)

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Been past a few times, thought i'd have a look today. I've no idea on the history (no on site information) but the arch has Norman elements and the tower includes medieval features.

Is it just a tower?

Can't see the rest of it.

If just a tower. what happened to the rest?


The tower and the arch are separate. Not had a chance to research it yet.
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby MrsHJ » 24 Feb 2019, 8:49am

foxyrider wrote:
Sweep wrote:
foxyrider wrote:Had a neb at South Wheatley church earlier. (north Notts)

DSCN0674 - Copy.JPG

Been past a few times, thought i'd have a look today. I've no idea on the history (no on site information) but the arch has Norman elements and the tower includes medieval features.

Is it just a tower?

Can't see the rest of it.

If just a tower. what happened to the rest?


The tower and the arch are separate. Not had a chance to research it yet.


Interesting but sad- no drama just steady decline. http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac. ... istory.php

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Cunobelin » 24 Feb 2019, 9:30am

One of my regrets is the more complicated access

I understand the security requirements, but there was always a little note that told you were you could get the key.

£0 years ago they were all open and accessible during daylight.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Cunobelin » 24 Feb 2019, 9:35am

I have been an unexpected guest at a funeral!

I had opened the door and been ushered in and sat down. They were so polite and helpful I did not have the heart to tell them I was visiting the church.

He was also an ex-serviceman and there were few mourners so I stayed. In the end, I was thanked for my attendance and declined a visit to join them in the pub.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Sweep » 24 Feb 2019, 10:24am

MrsHJ wrote:
foxyrider wrote:
Sweep wrote:Is it just a tower?

Can't see the rest of it.

If just a tower. what happened to the rest?


The tower and the arch are separate. Not had a chance to research it yet.


Interesting but sad- no drama just steady decline. http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac. ... istory.php

Thanks mrshj.
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Postby JJF » 24 Feb 2019, 8:19pm

Only about 6 miles from the outstanding church at Greenstead near Ongar (mentioned by LinusR above) is Magdalen Laver. On the list of Rectors inside the church is William Webb Ellis who is said to have originated Rugby Football and gives his name to the Rugby World Cup.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby gaz » 28 Feb 2019, 3:37pm

St Peter and St Paul's, Swanscombe.
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St Peter & St Paul's

Site of UFO sighting in 1211.
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Unearthly hinges.

A group here for Sunday service watched a strange ship drop anchor from the heavens, which became entangled around a gravestone. One of the crew jumped overboard and headed towards the anchor, moving as if swimming. Witnesses grabbed the stranger as he reached the ground; he struggled briefly before drowning, even though on dry land. The remaining crew in the ship severed the rope of the anchor and sailed away; the strange artefact was melted down and used to make the hinges on the local church doors.

I don't believe a word of it.

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Postby brynpoeth » 4 Oct 2019, 11:05am

Harvest festival is a good time to go to church, I know one church that does a service for animals too, all beasts that can pass through the door (eye of the needle?) are welcome
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Postby andrew_s » 5 Oct 2019, 2:16am

Some local St Mary's of interest:
St Mary's, Deerhurst
Parts of this date to the 7th century.
Edmund Ironside and Canute negotiated a peace treaty there in 1016 (Edmund died/was killed shortly afterwards, and Canute took over anyway)

St Mary's, Kempley (more info)
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porch, ~1350
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wall paintings in the chancel, circa 1130-1140
The roof's still mostly original too, but there's a suspended ceiling at present so you can't see the structure of it.

St Mary's, Bromsberrow
There's a case with a couple of civil war cavalry banners in, one from each side (the white one is Royalist).
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Unfortunately you need to find a man with a key to get a proper look at them (we were lucky - he came in whilst we were looking round).

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Cunobelin » 5 Oct 2019, 8:26am

My father was an organist and loved Church Organs

I always remember him trying to get permission at church to play theirs

He would then play some classic music like "Dambusters" to test out the organ

Amazing sounds

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Oct 2019, 8:45am

Plus One for organs, plusminus for organ music!
Some of it is so heavy and boring, not sure if it pleases the Lord
And some is stirring, comic, colourful, the organists use their feet too

And glockenspiel, +1

Any opinions about bells, change ringing?
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Cunobelin » 5 Oct 2019, 9:09am

Luck also plays a part.

I was lucky enough to access the Charnel house at St Brides and the chained library at Wimborne Minster

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Cunobelin » 5 Oct 2019, 9:10am

brynpoeth wrote:Plus One for organs, plusminus for organ music!
Some of it is so heavy and boring, not sure if it pleases the Lord
And some is stirring, comic, colourful, the organists use their feet too

And glockenspiel, +1

Any opinions about bells, change ringing?


Bells do not ap-peal

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Warin61 » 5 Oct 2019, 10:35am

gaz wrote:St Peter and St Paul's, Swanscombe.
A group here for Sunday service watched a strange ship drop anchor from the heavens, which became entangled around a gravestone. One of the crew jumped overboard and headed towards the anchor, moving as if swimming. Witnesses grabbed the stranger as he reached the ground; he struggled briefly before drowning, even though on dry land. The remaining crew in the ship severed the rope of the anchor and sailed away; the strange artefact was melted down and used to make the hinges on the local church doors.

I don't believe a word of it.


I'll have some of what they were drinking/smoking :D

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby 100%JR » 5 Oct 2019, 1:12pm

Warin61 wrote:
gaz wrote:St Peter and St Paul's, Swanscombe.
A group here for Sunday service watched a strange ship drop anchor from the heavens, which became entangled around a gravestone. One of the crew jumped overboard and headed towards the anchor, moving as if swimming. Witnesses grabbed the stranger as he reached the ground; he struggled briefly before drowning, even though on dry land. The remaining crew in the ship severed the rope of the anchor and sailed away; the strange artefact was melted down and used to make the hinges on the local church doors.

I don't believe a word of it.


I'll have some of what they were drinking/smoking :D

Sounds about as plausible as the rest of the fantasy surrounding religion :lol:
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