Summer Church Visits 5 September 2019 – Doddington, Ospringe & Faversham

Our final set of church visits for 2019 was to churches close to Watling Street led by Amicia Oldfield – many thanks for organising and leading the day.

Photographs of features in the churches and notes on them are in the “Recent Visits” section of the website – this was the material posted prior to the day. To add to those here are a few more photographs taken on the day.

Doddington – Paul giving a talk about the church

 

 

At Doddington, with an introduction from Amicia we were given a fascinating talk by Paul Britton who dated architectural items and gave us a tour round the church by just standing in front of us and pointing.

 

 

 

Paul pointing out a detail in the chancel – beyond the chairs

 

The original church tower was replaced by this timber clad one – we were told that this might have been unnecessary had the pointing in the flint stone tower been better looked after but that was a long time ago!

Moving on to Ospringe – and what a surprise. Many of us commented on having seen the large tower from the road but secluded beyond the trees was a rather large church building. We were greeted by the benefice minister.

Ospringe – welcome from Rev’d Simon Rowlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once more a very educational time with finer detail and history given to us by Paul and Rev’d Simon.

Amicia, Simon and Paul sharing a comment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ospringe – looking up tower

Ospringe – tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the grotesque by the north door does not see you at night (or you it) then the movement sensor will make sure you light up!

Ospringe – “watching”