A day off and a trip to Higham to visit the Parish Church of St John's. This was the only spot where I could photograph the whole thing, unfortunately the tree had grown a bit, maybe it had been planted in 1861 like the church.
The day was very cold but the sky was blue so it was on my side.
A really lovely church building with a nice spire.
The stained glass window in The Lady Chapel shows Mary's joy and sorrow, first the joy of the birth of a son and secondly the sorrow of receiving his dead body into her arms.
Below is the Paschal (Easter) Candle. We always look for the little Guide Leaflets that are available in churches they say so much about what you are looking at and feel it only right to put some money in the Wall Safe to say "thank you". From this Sue read that a little candle is lit from the Paschal Candle at baptisms and given to the newly baptised as a gift.
Below is a shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham and St John's organises an annual week-end pilgrimage to Norfolk where the actual shrine resides.
I hope you like the candles, I thought the setting added to the peacefulness of the Church and maybe my followers would enjoy them too.
This is the pillar with the Virgin Mary and Jesus and is in between the High Altar, whose windows you can partly see and the Lady Chapel.
This an important man, St. John himself, the lighting was not good here but I could not finish without showing him.
Thanks for looking, I will continue with the other Church in the Parish that is unfortunately closed but has a good story have a look tomorrow.
Good night, Mike