Thorpe Bay – St Augustine

This church is relatively new, having been built in the 1930s, from brick. It’s not a beautiful church, but it’s in a good location in Thorpe Bay, just a road or so back from the seafront. It is on a traffic island in the middle of the road, but unlike e.g. Hadleigh St James the Less (also on a traffic island), the area is quiet and there is barely any traffic. There are some mature trees around it.

The church has a bell tower with a very fine ring of 8 bells, and also a set of chimes.

These photos are all from 30th June 2017, and there aren’t many. I was actually there to ring for a funeral and didn’t have time to walk all round taking photos.

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St Augustine’s, Thorpe Bay
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The west door at the base of the tower, the main entrance into the church
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Looking down the nave to the chancel, with the added bonus of the vicar standing at the pulpit

The ringing room is large and airy, with a comfortable spiral staircase up to it:

Two noticeboards: