Little Easton – St Mary’s

We visited this church on 13th May 2019. It was surprisingly large for such a small and rural parish. There were workmen doing something to the outside.

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St Mary’s – Little Easton

The weather was very bright so photos are a bit contrasty, but the church was open which was nice!

Exterior:

Interior:

 

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Great Easton – St John and St Giles

We visited this church on 13th May 2019, and it was a bright sunny day, so bright that the photos are a bit too contrasty. It’s in a lovely rural setting, just a few houses nearby and a village green beside the churchyard.

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St John and St Giles, Great Easton

(Google wouldn’t show a map here, sometimes it just won’t!)

 

The church was open.

Exterior:

Interior:

Lindsell – St Mary the Virgin

We visited this church on 13th May 2019. It was sunny and bright and the photos are all a bit contrasty because of the brightness. The church is approached down a little lane and then past the front of Lindsell Hall – it felt a bit obtrusive but it was obviously the only way so they must get used to people going past!

The church was closed because work was being done, and there was a large van parked right in front of it so I have tried to get photos without the van in.

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St Mary the Virgin, Lindsell

 

Rettendon – All Saints

I have posted several photos of this church before, but on 28th April 2019 I came here on Sunday morning to ring, my first time inside the church. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of the interior (apart from the ringing room) as we were running late after having dashed over from Eastwood church, and we had to get on with ringing! It is a 6 bell tower.

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All Saints – Rettendon

 

Ringing room:

Outside:

High Beach – The Church of the Holy Innocents

We visited this church in Epping Forest on 30th April 2019. It was fairly warm, with sunny intervals, unfortunately the church was locked. It’s in a lovely location, surrounded by forest.

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The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach

 

I had my regular Panasonic Lumix with 20mm lens plus my Nikon D750 with a fisheye lens, so a crazy mix of photos here 🙂

Goldhanger – St Peter’s

We visited St Peter’s on a bright and warm day on 23rd April 2019. The church was flying the flag of St George.

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St Peter’s – Goldhanger

The church was closed, but the churchyard was well cared for and kept up. At the back there are fields, and then a view across to the sea wall at Goldhanger Creek on the river Blackwater. There was a notice about bellringing on the noticeboard by the road, I was glad to see that 🙂

 

Exterior:

East Tilbury – St Catherine’s

We visited this church on a dreary day on March 28th 2019. I had got the postcode but had no idea that it was beside Coalhouse Fort. And as we explored the churchyard, we found a little gate out the back, which led to a raised walk down to the river Thames! We had no idea we were so close to the water. However, because time was pressing and the weather was miserable, we didn’t go down to the river, but will come back and explore on a nicer day.

The church was closed.

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St Catherine’s – East Tilbury

 

West Tilbury – St James (closed)

We passed by this church on 27th March 2019, on a dull day weather-wise.

This church was closed in 1979 and now appears to be a private residence. There are stone dragons on the top of the lych gate, and a large woodpile, so presumably there is a wood-burning stove inside. Also several lamps in the grounds, they don’t look like church lamps. Visitors still have access to the churchyard, although the church itself and its grounds are private.

This church is visible from the Tilbury loop railway line, and I have always been curious about it.