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 🙂
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 🙂
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:
St Mary the Virgin is on a hill above the Hythe in Maldon – this is where the Thames barges moor and there is a great view from the churchyard, down the hill past the Jolly Sailor pub, to the quayside.
I’ve got photos from three separate visits on 30th August 2010, 20th April 2013 and 12th September 2015. I haven’t been inside. These photos are a mixture from all three dates.