Maldon – St Mary the Virgin

Visited on 29th May 2018 – very damp and humid weather, but the church was open so I was able to get photos inside for the first time.

Maldon – St Mary the Virgin





Woodham Ferrers – St Mary the Virgin

We arrived at this church, hidden behind a steep hill in the village, on a hot sunny day 18th June 2017, just as a christening was coming to an end. So the church was open and after the guests had all left we were welcomed in by the vicar.

We parked across the road in a car park marked “overflow car park” . . . which I suspect was an overflow for the pub, not the church 🙂

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South facade of St Mary the Virgin, Woodham Ferrers
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A photo of two halves . . .



The noticeboard:

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Red handpainted noticeboard

Radwinter – St Mary the Virgin

Radwinter church is on the main road through the village and is surrounded by old buildings and greenery so that it’s not easy to get the whole church into one frame. It is a handsome church with a beautiful south porch. I haven’t been inside.

We visited on 1st May 2017 and walked round to the back and there is a wonderful graveyard with a gate leading to some old houses. A tiny little library is in the churchyard too. It was altogether a most delightful setting 🙂

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Churchyard and environs:

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The noticeboard

Prittlewell – St Mary the Virgin

St Mary’s in Prittlewell is a Grade I listed building which now comes under the borough of Southend-on-Sea.

I have got so many photos of this church, taken on many occasions between 2007 and now (May 2017) but I haven’t actually got a particularly good one of the whole church! Photos have been taken with a variety of cameras, lenses, and my cameraphone. Anyway, here it is and a selection of exterior shots:

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St Mary the Virgin, Prittlewell

The exterior:

The interior of the church:

Prittlewell church has 10 bells, 18-0-9, in E:

The view from the tower: