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All Saints, Ulting

lazing by the river

 

Click on the 'play' symbol in the second image to see all my photographs of this church as a slide show, then click on any image in the slideshow to see it large in a new page.

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I was aimed for Hatfield Peveril station now, and to get there I came through the watermeadows and then across the lovely Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation with its locks and long boats. The road curves around back to the river - you go down a track for about 150 yards and you get to All Saints church.

Locked, no keyholder notice. That rare beast, a riverbank church. The Chelmer flows just ten feet from the south wall. Very pretty, with its bellcote and red brick and flint in the walls. This church is always locked. Everybody says so, everyone complains about it. There is even a sign that says 'we are sorry that we have to keep this church locked'. I'm not sure if it is age, infirmity, laziness or incompetence that stops them opening it. This could be an absolute shrine of a church if it was open all the time. You can even moor a boat beside the churchyard. What a great tool for evangelism this would be if it is was left open all the time. As it is, one day it will be declared redundant, and when the CCT take it on they'll open it up, so we at least have that to look forward to.

And so to Hatfield Peveril station, and home.

Simon Knott, April 2013

               

 

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