I can imagine someone in Newfoundland (hi OC!!) tapping her fingers waiting for photos. Well I'm sorry but blogger has been playing silly buggers!!
I left home in brilliant sun but as I reached Kent the grey descended.
My first target church wasn't a tick but I REALLY wanted to share it with you LOCKED!! Oh well can try on way back.
So 660 St Mary, Speldhurst. With its fine glass by William Morris and Burne-Jones.
I then popped into Surrey. The approach to the next target was quite attractive
and then we have
661 St Peter and St Paul Lingfield. Some nice tombs and some brasses.
I then went to Penshurst Place. The gardens will be very nice in a few months but in a grey day in March could have done with more spring flowers. The Building dates from 1341 at its earliest. Very nice house but boy was it cold in there!
And on to Royal Tunbridge Wells. When I rule the world I will insist that the good people of RTW install some decent road signs.
662. St Charles the Martyr, Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The church was built in 1678 in the style of Wren.
And yes my earlier failure was to be redeemed.
You visit All Saints, Tudeley and if you knew no better you would turn right round and go back.
Indeed before 1967 you may as well have done. However on September 19th 1963 Sarah Venetia d'Avigdor-Goldsmid died in a sailing accident.
Her parents commissioned Marc Chagall to design a new East Window which arrived in 1967. Over the next 18 years friends and family filled the church with Chagall Class.
The magnificent East Window.
Sarah may have died at 21 but the glass at Tudeley means her memory will never die. It will always be a blaze of blue and yellow.