Today we are going to jump in the Tardis and go back in time to the 15th century to a church in a village called Woodeaton. Now I happened to be in Oxford again after looking at the map and spotting a couple of likely villages to Visit I looked them up on Wikipedia. Woodeaton was the first one I looked up and the page had photos from this church (which do not do it justice) so I was sold straight away so it was a must to go and visit. I have shown a lot of photos so I hope you enjoy my offering now go get a coffee, sit down and enjoy its quite long.
I took this from the gate with a wide angle lens, hence the distortion.
A grass path leads through the churchyard
Taking you to this wonderful little porch
A clearer view of the church
and a view of the North side of the church
Not seen a clock like this in a while, as you can guess it was a late addition being as the tower was built in the 14th or 15th century and the clock added in the 1700's
How about this for a welcome as you walk in the porch
A stone font graces the back of the nave
with home made produce for sale
How about these pews complete with little doors to them.
The walls are paneled and lined with a kneelers which were made by a couple of local ladys.
Through the rood screen takes you to the chancel
where you can see this simple but beautiful altar
Turn round and you can see the rood screed and choir pews
Around the nave walls you can see these heraldic hatchments
On the nave wall is a memorial to Trooper Albert Woodcock
Outside take some time looking round the churchyard and the church
Where you can see this sundial and if you look a long blocked up doorway
The south side by the porch are many old grave
And a few not so old
but it is worth the effort of spending some time in
The lichen clings to the stone after the words have gone while algae starts to cover another
Have a Peaceful Sunday.
Taking part in Taphophile Tragics & Cemetery Sunday