Friday, 30 March 2012

Chappel and Wakes Colne, Essex

I spent a glorious March afternoon at Chappel and Wakes Colne.  It was sunny, warm and bright. What a pleasure it was to be there on a magnificent spring day.

The Church of St Barnabas, Chappel, Essex

              Chappel viaduct on the line between Sudbury and Marks Tey.

Repair and restoration work at Chappel and Wakes Colne Railway Station, Essex.  Most of this station is in the care of the East Anglian Railway Museum.
A view from the footbridge at Chappel and Wakes Colne Railway Station.

The old signal box at Chappel station.  It is owned by the museum.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Little Sampford Church, Essex

Yesterday afternoon I passed Little Sampford church and decided to stop the car, take some photographs and look inside the church.  The weather was warm and sunny.  The light was excellent. I am so glad that I stopped at this lovely peaceful church.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Little Sampford

Saint Francis can be seen in the stained glass window.

The font at Little Sampford 

I really love the tower and small spire at St Mary's Church, Little Sampford. So beautiful!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wendens Ambo, Essex

Today I visited the delightful Essex village of Wendens Ambo, which has a very lovely church and surrounding cottages.  The picturesque scene of the cottages and the church with a spire has been photographed and painted many times.

The west tower and entrance date back to Norman times.

Wendens Ambo: the stained glass window showing scenes from the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15).

The wall painting of St Margaret of Antioch.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wendens Ambo:  the  organ

Wendens Ambo: the font and cover.

The brass of Sir William Lovenay. To the right of the brass figure is a double piscina.

Wendens Ambo:  the pulpit and brass inside the Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Willingale, Essex

I have been to Willingale many times and have enjoyed walking along the footpaths and visiting the two churches sharing a church yard.

The Church of St Christopher (Willingale Doe) on the left and The Church of St Andrew and All Saints (Willingale Spain) on the right.
I thought that I would put some of my favourite photographs of the area on this blog.

Willingale Doe

Willlingale Spain

The altar at Willingale Spain

Willingale Spain: nave of church

The pulpit at Willingale Spain

Willingale Spain: interior of Church of St Andrew and All Saints

The sanctuary at Willingale Doe

The Church of St Christopher, Willingale Doe

The former airfield communications centre, used during WW2


River Stour