as stated in the last bog we continued on the this quaint church by the sea at Bonchurch which is on the outskirts of Ventnor and was rebuilt in 1070 dating back even further and is listed in the Doomsday book. The church is only 48ft by 12ft. much of the stone from the south, sea side of the church has been weathered away and replaced. The church held 9 in the Chancel, 24 in the Pews and 36 in 2 galleries and 30 on benches with 3 opposite the door in Pews. This adds up to an amazing 102 in such a small church.
View from the south side with the porch newly rebuilt.
New Altar added between 1923-31
The cross is made of black oak.
Note the single bell rope at the west end of the church.
Services are carried out on Sunday evenings throughout the summer.
Unique Queen Anne Coat of Arms, we think .
The door is very ancient and has lots of character.
Back outside and a view of the restored porch.
Down a steep slope and we were on the shoreline with a long walk in very windy conditions into Ventnor and a fish and chip lunch.
Thanks for looking, Mike and Sue.