Woodham Walter – St Michael the Archangel

We have only visited this church once, and did not go inside. We didn’t go to Woodham Walter with the intention of seeing the church – we planned to walk to the Wilderness which lies behind the church and which is reached by a footpath leading from a gate out of the back of the churchyard. I had read about the Wilderness in a book or article by Robert MacFarlane and was intrigued.

It was the 5th October 2014 and it was a beautiful bright autumn day.

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St Michael the Archangel, Woodham Walter

The exterior:

The noticeboard:

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The noticeboard

Great Sampford – St Michael the Archangel

I visited this church on 6th April 2017, nicely located with old houses opposite, and a pleasant interior with a tiny organ.

There was a fine rookery outside (I love rookeries, the sight and the noise that the rooks make).

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St Michael the Archangel, Great Sampford

Exterior:

 

Interior:

 

great sampford, st michael the archangel, essex, church
The noticeboard