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Southwold Church 3/7

The parish church of St.Edmunds in Southwold is very Suffolk church in style and has a really outstanding feature you will see later in the week.

 

A party was having a conducted tour round the church while I was there and time was short so I grabbed this shot from the foot of the nave into the chancel and already you can see in front of you one of the most beautiful items in the church.

Southwold Church 3/7

The parish church of St.Edmunds in Southwold is very Suffolk church in style and has a really outstanding feature you will see later in the week.

 

A party was having a conducted tour round the church while I was there and time was short so I grabbed this shot from the foot of the nave into the chancel and already you can see in front of you one of the most beautiful items in the church.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Nov 2010, 02:53
Ye gawds...what a puzzle!

So...naves have big feet for photographers to stand on, and naves can be found near chancels and fonts...

Next hint, please...
Brian Walbey: Another "new" word on Friday for your Ray, that is if your tongue is still in your cheek smile I see Ginnie has been teaching you things as well today, keep up the good work.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Nov 2010, 06:49
That is a fine painted screen Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Nov 2010, 07:09
All these churches and cathedrals start to run together for me, Brian, along with the ones I've been seeing here and in Germany. But I know there are clear distinctions between all of them...which keeps me going back over and over again.
Brian Walbey: I have been to two other local country churches today with a friend who took me out Ginnie, one was closed but the other was magnificent inside, pictures some time next year.
I marvel at the intricate wood carvings, what patient skill these craftsmen had.
Brian Walbey: They did indeed martin and how lucky they survived henry Viii's purging of the churches.
Churches are beauties, even for non religic people like me
Brian Walbey: A lot of people I know say that Chantal, one doesn't have to be a believer to appreciate the wonderful artistry and history in churches, wherever they are.
This looks magnificent, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is Sheila.
I wonder how all this was orinally paid for .. taxing the poor possibly
Brian Walbey: Making profits from the surfs on the estates probably Richard.
Amazing wood carvings and painted panels smile
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Linda.
A great tour Brian. Very nice looking artwork in the panels.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. It is good to see the artwork survived the ravages of the past.
Its a work of art Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Ron.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Nov 2010, 16:55
So many wonderful details ornate this church: the rood screen (12 apostles like in some English churches), the stained glass window... I would like to take part in the Christmas Service in such a church!
Brian Walbey: A Christmas midnight mass on Christmas Eve in a church such as this, decorated and lit only by candlelight, is an experience to be savoured Philine, but not an occasion for atheists or agnostics.
Super framing Brian this is a beautiful church. I enjoy seeing inside these old places of worship.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Scotia. Fridays posting is the one I hope everyone will appreciate.
There are some lovely early paintings there, Brian.
Brian Walbey: There are indeed Tom and how fortunate they survived the Restoration period.
This really is a very fine church
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Bill.
You've managed to get nice and even lighting here Brian
Brian Walbey: It has lovely big windows Pamela, loads of light coming in.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Nov 2010, 20:51
Amazing skills by those early builders. You imagine trying to do the same these days!
Brian Walbey: They couldn't do it today Alan, this would have been done by trial and error, not a committee of H.& S.jobsworths.
amazing craftmanship, truly a labour of love
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Derek.

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