Saturday, 25 March 2017

St Peter & St Paul Checkendon Pt 2



Last week I left you with some views of the outside & churchyard of this wonderful church, today I will take you round the inside and show some of the details that set this church aside from many of the others I have visited St peter & St Paul even has it's own Wikipedia page



Back in the entrance porch and the doorway


This tomb is in the floor as you walk to the church door


above the  scoop for holy water


Inside you can see the church has been restored in Victorian times


In the chancel with the choir stalls


At this point my usual format went out the window as I forgot to take a photo of the altar with  the window so mesmerised by the wall paintings I saw in the apse


This shot was taken using my iPhone on panoramic


The picture of Christ above the central; window





Above looking back out of the chancel from near the altar. On the right a view of the nave with the pulpit on the right. I missed getting a photo of that as well













But I did go in the pulpit and get this view of the nave














On the left the church font with its cover. To the right the small church organ










 
View of the chancel arch looking to the altar






Going to the back were a screen and bell loft have been constructed at some time. with a wall memorial nearby on the right








This beautiful memorial is built in the blocked off north door of the church and carved though unfinished by Eric Kennington who restored a lot of the church



On the left you can make out the inscription at the base of the memorial.
This little fellow on the right is an imp who seems happy to be here










This beautiful memorial is at the front of the nave by the chancel arch




The memorial to to the Moon Brothers, one who fell and the other who survived the 1st World War






Memorial to Col Earnest Jones











This beautiful stained glass window is in the nave North wall above


This memorial to Earnest R Moon which I should have taken another photo of as the light was behind me





memorials you can see above the
pulpit













Memorials in the Chancel above the choir stalls








This one above is quite stunning showing A Husband & Wife facing each other. Th inscription is ver hard to read an at the moment I cannot tell you who it is but I did get a date of 1629 off the base. I may drop back in an get a photo of the inscription with my phone








Below what looks like their three girls, one is missing and a fourth possibly in bed sick














Memorial of Capt Thomas Fraser











The memorial at the bottom of the two above is that of Isaac George Manley (1755–1837 who was midshipman With Captain Cook on the first voyage of the Endeavour in 1768-71





On the left is the memorial to Rev Samuel Hamersley why is buried nearby in the church. The one on the right is to Rev John Coulson who is also buried nearby







This is another wonderful old memorial dated 1673






What I loved was the detail shown in it. The inscription is in Latin which I cannot read but dates again to 1671









The small cherubs looking out







Another with family  crest of Temple Stanley and his wife Grace













The angle on the base of the memorial



There was also some wonderful old church brass still in the floor


The right hand coat of arms is missing of this tile


This one of a lady is quite beautiful


above the inscription at the lady's feet





The one above is on the south side of the altar while the left hand ones were shown previous and are on the north side














A grated area, is it a baptismal ? on the right photo showing the roof of the church. Eric Kennington inspire the local people to carve the bosses in the roof.







One of the carved bosses


I noticed the date caved in thr roof beam






The church does have  lot of wonderful kneelers








all decorated on a similar theme











The font and cover


Which is lit by this wonderful modern stained glass window that represent sthe woods & countryside around


I went back for this memorial as it is to a Richard Blackall from Wallingford


Why did I want a photo? well there is a Blackhalls Farm in Cholsey which dates back to his time


The window above is deadicated to Eric Kennington who love the church


The eched glsss tooks beautiful and is very hard to get a good photo of


 It shows the deadication of the man who is buried nearby in the churchyard

 
Have a wonderful weekend



5 comments:

  1. That is a church I would love to visit! It is packed with so many wonderful things of interest. The wall paintings are wonderful - shame about that window - and I really do like the very unusual Eric Kennington memorial window which must look amazing in the right light. Thank you for such a fascinating tour.

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  2. Oh my goodness! So many beautiful things to look at in just one church! I love the windows - gorgeous.
    Liz

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  3. Your reports is how to do a visit with a very good guide. Thank you very much.
    Have a nice Sunday, my friend.

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  4. Bill the churches that you feature have so many lovely details, many of which I never find here.

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  5. All the many items and elements you show are wonderful, but they are all hard. Somehow I am drawn to the only soft thing--the cushions! Or I guess you call them kneelers. Each made individually.
    St. George's Cathedral is our most old-English type of church in Jerusalem and their variety of old embroidered cushions on the pews is very touching.

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