East Mersea – St Edmund King & Martyr

Visited on 14th July 2017. It is tucked down a little lane from the main road, and East Mersea Hall and a large caravan site are just nearby although you can’t see either of them from the church. Just before the turn off from the main road is a cafe called Mehalah’s, a reference to the book written by St Edmund’s most famous vicar, Sabine Baring Gould. The cafe is quirky, with bookshelves and a piano inside. We had coffee and a slice of rose and almond cake, very tasty!

The church has a large palm tree growing hard up against the tower, rather exotic for Essex. It was open, and nobody was around, either inside or out.

east mersea, st edmund king & martyr, essex, church
St Edmund King & Martyr, East Mersea – nice mixture of building materials in the boundary wall

Exterior of the church:

In the churchyard:

Interior of the church:

There was no noticeboard outside the church, so here is a photo of Mehalah’s cafe instead 🙂

east mersea, st edmund king and martyr, essex, church
Mehalah’s restaurant