North Benfleet – All Saints

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.

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All Saints Greek Orthodox church at North Benfleet

Exterior of the church:

The churchyard:

Sign:

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Sign in north porch
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Ulting – All Saints

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.

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All Saints in Ulting, on the banks of the river Chelmer. There is a noticeboard for people arriving via the river
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The north wall, a bit patched up in places, and woodpecker holes in the wooden spire

Exterior and churchyard:

Interior:

The noticeboard:

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The noticeboard

Southend-on-Sea – All Saints

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.

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All Saints, Southend on Sea

 


 

Exterior:

Maldon – All Saints with St Peter

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.

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The triangular tower

 

The exterior:

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The noticeboard

 

Eastwood – St Laurence and All Saints

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.

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St Laurence and All Saints, Eastwood

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

Exterior:

Interior:

St Laurence is a ground floor ring of 6 bells, here the ropes are kept up out of harm’s way with a spider

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Noticeboard

Debden – St Mary the Virgin and All Saints

Pretty much everyone is covered in the dedication to this church 🙂

Church is beautifully located down a long lane into the countryside, beside Debden Hall. I visited on May 1st 2017 and it was open and completely deserted, not another soul around.

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Approaching the church from the road

Exterior:

Interior:

 

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Sign on the gatepost