On the trail yet again…

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

We opened the door of St Mary’s and walked in. It felt rather odd as the altar was at the ‘wrong’ end for the door. Usually, you enter from the south and turn right to the altar, here, the main door is on the northern wall, so the altar is to the left and it is quite disconcerting.

For a split second, the immediate impression was deceptive… the church looked fairly plain and simple. It had obviously been restored at some relatively recent point, but had not been too unsympathetically modernised. Then, we took in the details of what we were seeing. On the far wall, St George and his dragon take pride of place in a memorial window designed by R. O. Bell of Clayton and Bell. And, “Oh, good grief, would you look at this?”

The first thing to catch the eye was the font. Its date…

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