Friday, 26 July 2013

St John-In-Bedwardine


I came across this church of St John-in-Bedwardine while walking down the A44 in Worcester to visit Worcester Cathedral, it was worth the visit. This is quite long with a lot of photos.




View of the church looking along the path. The churchyard itself seems devoid of headstones my thinking is that they were removed and it is now lawn.















This War memorial tucked in a corner is to those men from the parish of St John-in Bedwardine
















 This the church looking at the bell tower and entrance





You are greeted by these stairs and memorial as you walk in the door




The memorial is to a hop merchants two sons though I find it rather macabre.







  Going through to the church you come out in this chapel and looking over to the left you can see this pulpit



Here you see the stained glass window of the chapel with memorials on the wall, on the right is the chancel
The superb altar and chancel window



















There are some old memorials on the walls still with what looks like the original paint used though now fading, the one on the right is to a child who died in infancy.

 More stunning stained glass windows





















Beautifully caved stone font on pillars by which you can see the tomb in the floor

 The nave and chancel  and if you turn round





















You can see this choir loft which I found out had a balcony that extended down to the rood screens but was removed dues to age.



The organ like most I have come across is crammed into part of the chaple 





Here you look down the chapel to the organ, the font is on the right here, most I have seen are at the back of the church.






If you look at the pillar in this one you can see a hole which lets you see the chancel
So there you have it a beautiful church I did not expect to find and if you come across it the stop of and spend a moment there.

10 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful church. I love the stained glass windows.

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  2. The place did have some great stained glass

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  3. Fantastic post. Some very interesting memorials.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday

    Beneath Thy Feet

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  4. I am struck by how bright and airy this church is inside.

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    1. Some churhces are, others are quite dark and you have to use a longer exposure to show the place, this church was good.

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  5. What a beautiful place Bill! I visited some churches in Denmark lately. I shall see if I got any pictures to share :-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Gert Jan

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    1. No doubt you will come out with some superb photos as the churches there tend to be so much nicer.

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  6. Always great to see your photos! That first memorial, for the sons, is interesting -- and a bit unexpected compared to everything else.

    Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing on Taphophile Tragics!

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    1. Think I should have taken a bit more notice of it but was in a hurry

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