Thaxted – St John the Baptist

This visit was on 13th May 2019. We have been here several times – it’s a lovely big church and is always open, also the town is very scenic with old buildings and little cafes, lots of thatched cottages near the church and of course the windmill. And best of all, there is a FREE car park just yards from the church, with loos!

There are more photos of both the exterior and interior on other entries on this blog.

St John the Baptist – Thaxted



Thaxted – St John the Baptist with Our Lady and St Laurence

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.

thaxted, st john the baptist, essex, church
St John the Baptist, Thaxted

Exterior and views around the churchyard:


Finchingfield – St John the Baptist

Finchingfield is supposed to be the prettiest village in Essex, and it is certainly a lovely place. The church is on top of the hill overlooking the village green and pond. I visited on 6th April 2017 on a warm and summery spring day.

Here are a few of the photos I took but there is so much more to see, it is definitely worth visiting.

finchingfield, st john the baptist, essex, church
St John the Baptist, Finchingfield

Exterior and churchyard:


finchingfield, st john the baptist, essex, church
The noticeboard