St Osyth – Ss Peter & Paul

We visited St Osyth on 7th September 2018. We were hoping to go into the Priory but it was covered in scaffolding and appeared to be closed. Another day perhaps. Instead we consoled ourselves by viewing the church of Ss Peter and Paul, which is practically opposite the Priory, right in the centre of this little town. It was open, which was nice. A large portion of the churchyard at the back was fenced off and it looked as if possibly animals were kept in there. There were pots of glorious red begonias outside.

Ss Peter and Paul in St Osyth

(Google wouldn’t let me embed a map here)





Hockley – St Peter and St Paul

We visited this church on 26th November 2017, after drone flying and lunch at the Old Windmill with family.

It was a beautiful late autumn afternoon, with golden leaves and golden light.

St Peter and St Paul church, Hockley


I got some lovely photos, and would have had more if I hadn’t fallen in a patch of nettles! No scrapes or bruises, but I was very stiff the next day.

West Mersea – St Peter & St Paul

We finished our trip to Mersea Island on the 14th July 2017 with a visit to St Peter & St Paul in West Mersea. The church was open, and there was quite a lot of work going on, some painting inside the porch, and lots of things being moved in and out of the building. It is situated in the middle of the busy High Street with cafes opposite and plenty of people and traffic passing by.

west mersea, st peter and st paul, essex, church
St Peter and St Paul, West Mersea

The exterior and churchyard:

The interior:

Two noticeboards:

Horndon-on-the-Hill – St Peter and St Paul

I just happened to be in Horndon-on-the-Hill on 14th July 2008 for lunch with my sister, and I just happened to have my camera with me . . . we strolled past the church and I took a few shots. It was quite leafy with an avenue of trees leading up to the porch and lots of greenery around the back. We didn’t go inside.

Horndon-on-the-Hill, St Peter and St Paul, essex, church

The exterior:


Horndon-on-the-hill, st peter and st paul, essex, church
The noticeboard

Hockley – St Peter and St Paul

Hockley church is up on a hill with a view over to the river Crouch in the distance. There is a gorgeous house opposite, and a thatched cottage next to it, otherwise there aren’t many houses nearby. It has an irregular octagonal tower.

I have photographed it three times: on 16th February 2008, on 29th March 2009, and 13th February 2013 and these photos are from all three visits I think. I have not been inside.

hockley, ss peter and paul, essex, church

The exterior:


hockley, ss peter and paul, essex, church
The noticeboard

Bardfield Saling – St Peter and St Paul

This beautiful church with its round tower was tucked away down a country lane, with nothing around apart from a beautiful old house opposite. I visited on May 1st, 2017.

bardfield saling, st peter and st paul, essex, church
Ss Peter and Paul, Bardfield Saling

I couldn’t embed a Google map so here is the address: Church Road, Bardfield Saling, Essex, CM7 5ED

bardfield saling, st peter and st paul, essex, church
House opposite the church
bardfield saling, st peter and st paul, essex, church
The noticeboard