Our second visit to this church was just a quick walk round the outside on a very blustery October day, after celebrating my mother-in-law’s birthday with lunch at the Old Windmill in South Hanningfield.
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.
All Saints is a Victorian brick-built church, designed by James Brookes towards the end of the nineteenth century. It is on a busy roundabout near the town centre, and is opposite the sixteenth century manor house Porters, now used as the Mayor’s Civic Building.
I’ve got a handful of photos from a couple of dates: 30th December 2007, and 19th March 2013, none of the pictures are very good. I’ve not been inside.
We walked around this church on the 14th July 2011. It is set up on a hill on the edge of Rettendon looking over the river Crouch valley and the busy A130. It was locked so all shots are of the outside.
This handsome church with its triangular tower is situated right in the middle of busy little Maldon’s High Street, with modern shops and old buildings all around it. They cluster so closely that it’s very difficult to take a shot of the whole church.
I’ve got photos from a couple of walks round the outside, on the 20th April 2013 and the 30th April 2017. I haven’t been inside.
St Laurence is a very old church which now finds itself at the end of a runway at Southend Airport! There is a sarsen stone at the base of a pillar, very difficult to photograph. These pics were taken on a visit to the church on 5th May 2017.
I couldn’t embed a Google map so I will give you the address instead: St Laurence & All Saints Church, Junction of Aviation Way and Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6UN
St Laurence and All Saints
Southend Airport is just the other side of the fence
Tiny door with a scratch dial above it
Looking down the nave to the chancel
16th century silverware
Restoration notebook dated 1873/1874
St Laurence is a ground floor ring of 6 bells, here the ropes are kept up out of harm’s way with a spider