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Sunday, 3 June 2012
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
|St Edmund's head is rejoined to his body by his followers|
St Edmund is not the only protagonist depicted in the paintings however. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and a series of paintings depicting the nativity of Christ from the Annunciation to his presentation in the temple can also be seen, although at least one has been lost behind a later wooden gallery at the west end of the church.
The rest of the church offers further points of interest for the visitor including a fine 15th century rood screen and accompanying remains of the rood loft staircase while on the west wall of the nave is a bowed 18th century gallery. There is also a handsome wooden parish chest which would originally have housed parish documents including the parish registers and possibly once the parish alms.
|Looking through the rood screen towards the gallery on the west nave wall.|
|The Parish Chest|
|Crucifixion Scene from the Retable|
|Looking towards the rood screen and chancel|
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Venue:Kent Family History Society, Thanet Branch
The Birchington Village Centre,Alpha Road, Birchington.
Time: 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m.
Date:Tuesday 31 January 2012
Subject:The GRO Index: Just How Accurate Is It?
Venue:Kent Family History Society, Ashford Branch
The Willesborough Windmill, Hythe Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent off Hythe Road (A20).
6.30 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.
WDYTYA Olympia 2012
The timetable for the Who Do You Think You Are show which takes place between the 24 - 26 February 2012 at Olympia has been announced. I will be talking on the subject "I've Lost My Ancestor Before 1837. Where Did He Come From?" at 3 pm on Sunday 26 February in the WDYTYA theatre. To book show tickets and to pre-book your workshop tickets (which tend to sell out very fast) click here
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
|St John Beckermet|
|Green Man, Thornham Magna, Suffolk|
|Rood screen, Mayfield|
In the next installment of my parish church blog we will look at the church of Thornham Parva in Suffolk.