Eastwood – St Laurence and All Saints – call changes competition

The annual district striking competition took place at Eastwood on 17th November 2018. It was a lovely sunny autumn day when we arrived and the church looked lovely in the sunshine.

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St Laurence and All Saints, Eastwood

There were 5 teams entered into the competition, so between ringing and listening I had a chance to walk around the church, both inside and outside. It is situated right beside one of the runways at Southend Airport so services (and competitions) are often interrupted by planes taking off and landing!

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I rang the #4 bell, which was founded in 1693!

 

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Eastwood – St Laurence and All Saints

St Laurence is a very old church which now finds itself at the end of a runway at Southend Airport! There is a sarsen stone at the base of a pillar, very difficult to photograph. These pics were taken on a visit to the church on 5th May 2017.

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St Laurence and All Saints, Eastwood

Exterior:

Interior:

St Laurence is a ground floor ring of 6 bells, here the ropes are kept up out of harm’s way with a spider

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