I hadn’t been to this church for about 9 months so I thought I’d pay it a visit . . . on a chilly and overcast January day, 8th January 2018 . . . I walked round the graveyard and bumped into an acquaintance, Jonathan, who I met on a local adult education course last year about Essex churches.
When I exclaimed at how different it looked, he told me that they had been clearing the churchyard all last summer and autumn. It does look a lot brighter, particularly the entrance past the door in the west wall, which was very overgrown before.
I didn’t go into the church, just took photos outside.
Gothic . . . 🙂
Newly pruned trees, allowing a lot more light into the graveyard
This Grade II Listed church is to the east of the town of Southend-on-Sea, in a built-up but not crowded area. I have got photos from eight separate visits: 25th August 2008, 17th December 2008, 20th January 2010, 27th January 2010, 27th November 2010, 26th November 2011, 7th December 2015 and 4th May 2017. These photos are a mixture from all 8 visits!
This vibrant green corrugated iron church was in Southchurch on the corner of Bournemouth Park Road and Central Avenue, and these photos were taken on the 24th September 2008. It has since been knocked down and a handsome new URC still named The Cornerstone has been built.