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St.Margarets Church,Stanford Rivers
25-JUN-2007 Ian Dalgliesh

St.Margaret's Church,Stanford Rivers

Stanford Rivers,Essex,UK view map

St.Margaret's is a lovely old Church,but with a terrible affliction.The affliction is that it has been joined with St.Andrew's church at Greenstead.That church has a wooden foundation dating back to Saxon times,is very picturesque and gets thousands of tourists every year.Revenues are good and it is well maintained.St.Margaret's on the other hand is rather the ugly sister,by comparison,no tourists,very small congregation and in a poor state of repair.Today,even the gates to the churchyard were padlocked.The dedication is to St. Margaret,Queen of Scotland.She started life born in Hungary,of Saxon parents.With the invasion by The Normans,her family fled to Scotland,where she became Queen.There is a beautiful painting in the church by the noted Scottish Artist Fyffe Christie.

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Kevin Sargent26-Jun-2007 16:42
This is a fabulous setting and shot! V
skhin26-Jun-2007 10:52
I vote for this "ugly sister" anytime. Great picture.
Guest 26-Jun-2007 03:09
Randy Carter
nice shot v
papajim25-Jun-2007 23:47
History ignored is a mistake. Several of Detroit's oldest parishes were merged, resulting in much the same neglect. This is a geat picture and reminder.
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