Saturday, 19 July 2014

St Matthew, Midgham



This church's spire dominates the area and I first spotted it while walking along the River Kennet. I was on the cards for a visit.



On going through  the gate you get this view of the church with the path splitting in two


The cross you see is the village war memorial




After taking the right hand path you go round the south side of the church













Walking back round to the north side show the church to be well balanced out in respect of how it is laid out








The steeple is very impressive looking up

Below are a set of family graves

Below the east end window you can see this single cross






The far corner of the churchyard









On going inside the church is quite big and on this occasion some of the church volunteer ladies were making floral displays for the Sunday service




One thing I liked was the arches on either side of the nave with the chancel arch at the end













Looking through the arch to the chancel









The chancle window






Looing the other way towards the end of the nave














The font with it's font cover. I've seen a few large ones like this but none to beat Ewelm church. The organ looks to have been built for where it was placed




This stained gall window is a memorial window and it's not the first time I have come across one like it. The other is in a church with the same window only slightly different colors. When I mentioned this to some one they said they were mass produced. Some thing new to me








Decoration on the chancel arch and remember I said about the ladies making floral displays, this is one of them





Another of the stained glass windows






A church brass and more headstop decorations













Hope you have enjoyed my tour. Have a great Sunday
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6 comments:

  1. what a beauty. gorgeous. my favorite shot is the one with the cross in front looking up at the church. what a perfect angle. ( :

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  2. It is truly a beauty....especially liked the floor tiles. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  3. Bill, you find the most over the top churches! They are always a delight. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. The architecture is outstanding! Love the mysterious feel to the exterior shots.

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  5. Stunning captures ... impressive building with great architecture.

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