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photoblog image Another Sunday, Another Church - My Supplementary

Another Sunday, Another Church - My Supplementary

Besides visiting the Anglican church at Wells-next-The Sea, Norfolk in May I paid a quick visit to the small catholic church as well.  It is a late 19th.century church in a red-brick Dutch style and is the Catholic Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, the Stella Maris dedication that must have been common to many East Anglian coastal churches in the Middle Ages. There is a little porch, and an added continental flavour of having to go through an inner porch as well. Inside, the church is simple, traditional, all eyes focused east. A stone altar is surrounded by wooden panelling, and there are two side chapels, one to the Annunciation and one to the Sacred Heart.

Another Sunday, Another Church - My Supplementary

Besides visiting the Anglican church at Wells-next-The Sea, Norfolk in May I paid a quick visit to the small catholic church as well.  It is a late 19th.century church in a red-brick Dutch style and is the Catholic Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, the Stella Maris dedication that must have been common to many East Anglian coastal churches in the Middle Ages. There is a little porch, and an added continental flavour of having to go through an inner porch as well. Inside, the church is simple, traditional, all eyes focused east. A stone altar is surrounded by wooden panelling, and there are two side chapels, one to the Annunciation and one to the Sacred Heart.

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 26 Jun 2016, 00:09
Do folks still attend services in these little churches, Brian...I read somewhere that only about 35% of UK folks identify as being Christian?
Brian Walbey: Your statistic is about right I would think Ray, and then of that 35% probably only a small number actually go to church. Mind you where we live in Shepshed (pop.13,000) there are 7 churches of different denominations and they all have quite large congregations, our Baptist church averages about 80 in the morning and 50 in the evening.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Jun 2016, 02:40
J'aime l'extérieur de cette église qui est très original. L'intérieur est aussi très beau.
Brian Walbey: I found it a really delightful little church Martine, and so plain and simple compared with most catholic churches.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jun 2016, 06:31
It is a simple but delightful structure
Brian Walbey: I really enjoyed having the opportunity to go inside it Chris, quite different to most catholic churches with all the statuary etc.
A very plain church for a catholic one. A fine triptych Brian
Brian Walbey: I really enjoyed having the opportunity to go inside it Bill, quite different to most catholic churches with all the statuary etc.
The exterior does immediately state the Dutch influence and is very pleasing to the eye
Brian Walbey: yes it looks very Dutch on the outside and pleasantly simple on the inside.
I like the simplicity of this beautiful church Brian!
Brian Walbey: : I really enjoyed having the opportunity to go inside it Richard, quite different to most catholic churches with all the statuary etc.
Stella Maris is a church here too, in an Acadian area of the province.
Brian Walbey: It is a name that I've never come across before Mary, most of the catholic churches I've come across are dedicated to your namesake of course.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jun 2016, 13:15
A wonderful collage - I have the feeling to have been there, too. The Dutch style is well recognisable.
Brian Walbey: It's a l;ovely little church isn't it, quite different to most catholic churches with all the statuary etc.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jun 2016, 21:54
The external front facade made me think of some of the places on the continent that Philine has shown us. It looks quite for a Catholic church.
Brian Walbey: It is quite different to most catholic churches with all the statuary etc.and definitely has a continental (Dutch) look to it.
You wouldn't guess from the outside how charming it is inside. I'm surprised at the statistics you and Ray discussed, regarding the low Christian population.
Brian Walbey: It is quite different to most catholic churches with all the statuary etc. Sadly my exchange with Ray is probably somewhere near correct, and even then people say they are Christian and never set foot in a church from one years end to another! I get the feeling from seeing programmes about the USA that on the whole a large number of the population confess to being Christian, live in that fashion and attend church as well.

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