Churches - interesting

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby ossie » 6 Oct 2019, 7:23pm

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Saint Nicholas Church, Little Braxted, Essex en route to Harwich, August this year. I often seek out churches when I need a break.
This was built in 1120.

https://www.essexinfo.net/littlebraxted ... -nicholas/

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Oct 2019, 7:48pm

Hi,
Branscombe church south devon, St Winifred's.
Saw this on my coastal ride, worth a picture.
Has some unusual features in and outside.
Some history, like a lot of churches.
https://www.britainexpress.com/counties ... scombe.htm
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby rjb » 6 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

This is where the impercuneous go on Sundays. :lol:
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Sweep » 6 Nov 2019, 10:54pm

foxyrider wrote:I- worth knowing if you are out on a cold wet day and need to take shelter for a bit too!

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Yes, great for that. Even if the church is closed, the porches are very often open, with handy bench seats either side. Or, at the very least, the lych gate. Stood out a few downpours in those.
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby colin54 » 7 Nov 2019, 8:03am

Saint James, Westhead, has this outdoor facility made from 3 panels of pierced cast iron, with a
cast representation of a bear's head at top left. It looks Victorian or Edwardian I would guess.
The piercing almost looks like a celtic knot. It has a useful instruction cast on the inside.
Has anyone else seen one of these ?
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Dec 2019, 6:00pm

The Grauniad has an inspiring article with pictures, about fofc, friends of friendless churches
Most of the exquisite buildings in the care of fofc are open 24/7
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Mike Sales » 16 Dec 2019, 6:06pm

Sweep wrote:
foxyrider wrote:I- worth knowing if you are out on a cold wet day and need to take shelter for a bit too!

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Yes, great for that. Even if the church is closed, the porches are very often open, with handy bench seats either side. Or, at the very least, the lych gate. Stood out a few downpours in those.


Me too. And there is often a tap for filling graveside flower vases.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby fastpedaller » 16 Dec 2019, 10:41pm

This one is an interesting 'oddity' in Norfolk
St Michael the Archangel at Booton (near Reepham).
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A gothic revival architecture/French gothic style church which comes as quite a surprise.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby al_yrpal » 16 Dec 2019, 10:59pm

St Andrews, next to my house. 12 bells, there was a bell foundry here. Monday evening there is 2 hours of bell ringing practice. Loads of history.
On Sundays the kids coming to the evening service play football in the graveyard. Busted my workshop window once. The vicar Ed says, they dont mind they are at peace.
Went to the Carol service last night probably more than 200 in attendance. A thriving church, nice to see it these days.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Dec 2019, 6:49pm

Visited an old church in a small town
The lady at the desk is retired, her job is interesting enough, strange people come from all over the world
'When I get home, my husband asks me to tell what happened in the church, what interesting people I talked to', she enthused
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