We visited this church on 7th September 2018. It was closed. It is situated on a hill outside the town, with fields all around and there is a wooden turnstile beside the lynch gate. It has got a huge churchyard. The tower is tall and very fine, with niches on two sides, empty but presumably originally had figures in them. There was a patch of mint in the churchyard, it smelled lovely as we walked over it. Out the back, looking down the hill, we could see a creek.
We paid a visit to this little church on a very wet and humid day, 29th May 2018. The air was still and full of gnats, and it was completely silent. You used to be able to park in an area just outside the gate to the churchyard but unfortunately this area has had to be closed off due to vandals and now you have to park at the top of the lane and walk down. No hardship though, the track leads down past an extension to the graveyard and then a house and back garden, all very interesting for nosey people like me 🙂
The church was locked so all pictures are of the outside:
We visited this redundant church on 13th May 2018, it was closed as it’s not now being used as a church. But it’s being well maintained, the churchyard was looking good and there is a church hall beside it which is obviously being used. The church is now owned by Sutton Hall next to it, and there is a drive to the hall going past the side of the churchyard.
There was pretty frothy Queen Anne’s Lace all around and the rape field opposite was still in flower. Beautiful English springtime 🙂
Visited on 26th November 2017 . . . not to see the church, rather to fly my son-in-law’s drone plane!
It was very very cold, but bright, a perfect day for flying 🙂
It was a Sunday morning, and while we were playing with the drone the bells started. First they were rung up and then the ringers rang all 6 bells. A nice surprise for me 🙂
We visited this church on a bright and sunny Sunday morning. It was down a little lane, past a few houses and through some farm grounds. There was a service going on but we didn’t go in.
The church was in disrepair for many years but since March 2013 it has been used by the Greek Orthodox church. There was some fencing around the south side of the church and a lot of dead climbing plant over the south side of the tower, probably ivy. It had been cut back at the bottom so presumably will be removed at some point.
Exterior of the church:
We visited this church on 22nd July 2017. It is beside Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club, overlooking the river Crouch.
It’s a pretty little church, heavily restored in the Victorian era. Unfortunately it was closed when we were there.
The graveyard and surroundings:
There was no noticeboard, but some signs up in the porch:
This little church is delightfully situated right on the banks of the river Chelmer. You have to drive down quite a long lane past several back gardens, it’s very private and discreetly located.
We have visited twice: on 14th July 2011 and on 29th April 2013. These photos are a mixture from those visits.
Exterior and churchyard:
This church on the edge of Southend-on-Sea is no longer used as a church, it has been sold and is used as a music venue.
These photos are from 29th March 2008 when it was still being used for worship.