On its Facebook page this Greek Orthodox church calls itself Church of St Barbara, St Phanourios and Paul the Apostle. The noticeboard outside the church has slightly different wording, possibly missing a couple of apostrophes . . .
Here are a handful of photos from 29th December 2007, not very good quality I’m afraid.
Thaxted church is one of the most beautiful in Essex, and is situated at the top of a hill lined with notable old houses. There is a Guildhall dating from around 1450 just nearby and also a windmill. All very photogenic!
I have lots of photos of this church, a couple from a visit on a beautiful sunny day on 19th March 2012 and the rest from a visit on another beautiful sunny day on 6th April 2017.
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.
I just happened to be in Horndon-on-the-Hill on 14th July 2008 for lunch with my sister, and I just happened to have my camera with me . . . we strolled past the church and I took a few shots. It was quite leafy with an avenue of trees leading up to the porch and lots of greenery around the back. We didn’t go inside.
Hockley church is up on a hill with a view over to the river Crouch in the distance. There is a gorgeous house opposite, and a thatched cottage next to it, otherwise there aren’t many houses nearby. It has an irregular octagonal tower.
I have photographed it three times: on 16th February 2008, on 29th March 2009, and 13th February 2013 and these photos are from all three visits I think. I have not 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.
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