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St Botolph, Beauchamp Roding

Beauchamp Roding

Beauchamp Roding south porch Beauchamp Roding

 

This church is a dramatic sight about a quarter of a mile above the Dunmow to Ongar road. A sandy track climbs up to it. Kentish ragstone and crumbling cement make it seem externally a very dour place - it is obviously still in use and loved, but in dreadful condition with missing roof tiles and a few broken panes. The setting makes it seem much more remote than it actually is. The church is open every day, and inside is like a time capsule of the 1870s, everything just as it was. Very atmospheric. To the south of the church is an enormous badgers sett - the dead aren't going to get much rest around there.

Simon Knott, April 2014

               

looking east chancel
The raising of Jairus's daughter lost sheep rejoins the flock Presentation in the Temple Baptism of Christ, Suffer Little Children, Moses, Presentation in the Temple
Gethsemane Christ in Majesty surrounded by Saints above crucifixion St Gabriel, St Michael and St Raphael
Disciples asleep at Gethsemane Moses The raising of Lazarus

by several members of her family Beauchamp Roding

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