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