I am join by Martin Snow today to explore the important early paintings in Hardham Church. Dated around 1100AD, these recently uncovered paintings demonstrate just how vivid the early Norman churches would have been on the side. Also, Hardham Church is a wonderful example of how Saxon and Norman rural churches looked like in their […]
I meet up with Martin Snow, church building enthusiast, to explore two of Sussex finest Saxon/Norman churches: St Botolph’s and Coombes, both between Shoreham and Steyning in West Sussex.
According to a report I read in the Times a while back, nearly 4,000 churches out of the 47,000 in the UK are slowly falling to bits and need attention. And when you average out the congregation per church the number is a mere 33 people attending. Take into account that each of these churches, […]