Saturday, 23 November 2013

St Augustine East Hendred


St Augustine is a parish church in a small village called East Hendred just below what used to be the Berkshire downs.






This looks like a preaching cross at first but looking at the base there is a faded inscription to a William Harris who dies in 1885







A quick look round the churchyard shows quite a few old headstones







Looking round the east end of the churchyard show a few more including a fenced off tomb









Here on the left you can see the chancel window and on the right the bell tower of the church





On the belltnright is a doorway at the base of the bell tower. The mane entrance can be seen on the left.















After walking through the South Aisle you come to the nave  here we look down to the rood screen























to one side you can see a carved and canopied pulpit




























Looking past the pulpit you can see the altar in the North Aisle














Here we look in the chancel towards the altar and chancel window










It's worth standing a moment to take in the beautiful chancel window





















From the altar you can look towards the rood screen and the nave





Over to one side is the church organ

 The altar in the South Aisle where you can see these two tombs





Nearby are two more memorials








You can also see a rare church brass from and old tomb

This stained glass window is in the North Aisle 





Looking from the South Aisle towards the chancel showing the roodscreens 
Have a peaceful Sunday
Taking part in Cemetery Sunday & Taphophile Tragics
 

13 comments:

  1. A nice post again Bill! :-)

    Warm greetings from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  2. What a beautiful church. You sure find some gems on your travels.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday

    Beneath Thy Feet

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  3. What an amazing old church and headstones. I really enjoyed this post... so much history!

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  4. What a beautiful place. The stained glass window is lovely!
    Liz

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  5. Awesome...I would love to see this in person!

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  6. That brass is in good condition.
    Unfortunately, my latin isn't good enough to read it.

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  7. gorgeous stain glass ... the inside decor / design remind of one here in VA. where friends got married. so awesome. ( :
    thank you for sharing this beauty.

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  8. Louis very much enjoys your detailed posts on the churches in your area. It is rare to see a church these days with the rood screen still in place.

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  9. When I see old churches and gravestones like these Bill it gets me to thinking of what life must have been like when the church was first built and the people buried here... St. Augustine church is shown so beautifully here, merci beaucoup!

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  10. So many grand churches to explore in the UK

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  11. This church is an interesting study in contrasts --- the austerity mixed with the beautiful and colorful windows. Great photos!!!
    Thanks for sharing on Taphophile Tragics. :)

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