Saturday, 6 July 2013

St Helens Albury


Recently I went to collect am awning for my caravan and noticed nearby was a church, it was in a small village called Albury which is mentioned in the Domeday Book. The church dates back to the 13 century though the present one was built in after the old one was demolished in 1828. The church is along a single track road with a few houses nearby.





The church as seen from the entrance gate










The churchyard was well kept and had new and old graves 



The large chest tomb was most impressive
The older headstones were also in great condition




The churchyard on the east end of the church




Some of the older headstones 




The south side of St Helen's  looking up the footpath to the porch









Graves near the porch




 The nave looking towards the chancel
The chancel also had a rood screen




Over the top of the rood screen is a carved depiction of the crucifixion.








 
The stained glass i n the church was of a high standard
















There are also some nice memorials and a tomb in the aisle.















Small altar to the Madonna & Child




The memorial to the men from Albury & Tiddington who were killed in the first world war.






















The church font and the knealers which are the handiwork of the WI

The church seen from in the organ loft. St Helen's a pleasant unspoiled church worth a visit if you are nearby.

18 comments:

  1. Wow. What a beautiful story you told in these gorgeous pictures. I especially appreciate your reverence for the place, and the graves. Nicely done, Bill.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  2. It's a beautiful church. The stained glass is lovely.

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    1. That was only some of it, I really need to do a blog on Stained glass.

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  3. Hello Bill,
    what a wonderful old church, great pictures, thank you for show us!
    Have a nice sunday
    moni

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    1. Thank you, hope you have a nice peaceful one as well

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  4. Great post, some very interesting graves there.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday.

    Beneath Thy Feet

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  5. A very nice post again Bill!

    Best regards from the Netherlands,
    Gert Jan

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  6. Lovely Photos. Interesting too. Another coincidence........I work in Albury, Australia. I had no idea there was an Albury in England too.

    http://www.shazlex.blogspot.com.au/search?q=Albury

    Albury Park Mansion looks worthy of a visit too.

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    1. There you go. No doubt the person who founded the town came from Albury, you find a lot of old English towns and villages names were used in colonial countries.

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  7. Those kneelers are very attractive.
    And that chest tomb is most impressive. I would like to see more of it.

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    1. I've been to a lot of churches that have keelers like that. The WI does some nice work

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  8. I agree - that chest tomb is really something! As always, thank you so much for sharing your posts on Taphophile Tragics --- it's lovely to see all of your photos. :)

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    1. I'll see about posting a few pictures of it.

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