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photoblog image St Peter's Church Droitwich

St Peter's Church Droitwich

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Although there was a Saxon church on the site, no traces of it now remain. The current building does, however, still retain parts of the Norman building, of which the chancel arch provides a fine example of its type. The church was extended in the 12th century with a south aisle, later truncated to a south transept, which is now a Lady chapel. The south east window contains a very old example of stained glass work. The north transept was added in the 14th century.

The nave was later drastically altered in the time of Henry VII, and a new roof put on, which fits through a rather odd but fine half-timbered clerestory.

Edward WinslowPerhaps the most signifcant memorial in the church, which draws visitors especially from the United States, is that to Edward Winslow, born in St Peter's parish in 1595, and one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower. He served three times as governor of the Plymouth colony, and brought the first domestic cattle to America. The detail to the right is a from a portrait by an anonymous London artist, painted in 1651. It is the only portrait of any of the Pilgrim Fathers actually painted from life. The vestry built onto the church in 1973 was dedicated to his memory.

St Peter's Church Droitwich

https://www.flickr.com/photos/figgis-minor/15388583569/

 

 

Although there was a Saxon church on the site, no traces of it now remain. The current building does, however, still retain parts of the Norman building, of which the chancel arch provides a fine example of its type. The church was extended in the 12th century with a south aisle, later truncated to a south transept, which is now a Lady chapel. The south east window contains a very old example of stained glass work. The north transept was added in the 14th century.

The nave was later drastically altered in the time of Henry VII, and a new roof put on, which fits through a rather odd but fine half-timbered clerestory.

Edward WinslowPerhaps the most signifcant memorial in the church, which draws visitors especially from the United States, is that to Edward Winslow, born in St Peter's parish in 1595, and one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower. He served three times as governor of the Plymouth colony, and brought the first domestic cattle to America. The detail to the right is a from a portrait by an anonymous London artist, painted in 1651. It is the only portrait of any of the Pilgrim Fathers actually painted from life. The vestry built onto the church in 1973 was dedicated to his memory.

comments (14)

I especially like the floors here...
Bill Phillips: It is rather a handsome floor isn't it?
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 26 Oct 2014, 06:11
The arches do it for me ...
Bill Phillips: They are pleasing. It is a nice church. This was a rare occasion when HDR was useful as it was very dark inside
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2014, 06:41
a classical photo of this beautiful church and its warm colours! Sunday service will be at 10 am, one hour later today. The arches do it for me, too.
Bill Phillips: I wish they would leave the clocks alone!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Oct 2014, 07:12
Very interesting, I wouldn't mind a look some day
Bill Phillips: If you do come up with books, and have time, it is only about 10 minutes walk away from my house. There is some medieval glass in there I think
a well chosen spot to take this shot. really liking it here, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ayush
I just pressed the flikr link. The pictures certainly look much better there. Also I see you are my friend there.
Bill Phillips: I can't find you on Flickr, are you using a different name? grin
This is a most beautiful church Bill!
Bill Phillips: We are well served with nice churches in Droitwich Richard
Nice floor, too!
Bill Phillips: I agree Tom
Good to visit Droitwich church Bill. It looks like it's quite large
Bill Phillips: Not really Janet
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2014, 16:36
Well, well; a Pilgrim Father. I wonder what the cattle made of the New World? A very attractive church.
Bill Phillips: There is a statue of Winslow (albeit a small one) in the shopping precinct and also a Winslow Avenue

I know not what the cattle thought about the new world.
Certainly a very fine building Bill, the triple arch above the chancel arch is the highlight for me.
Bill Phillips: It is rather a nice touch Brian
un beau plan
Bill Phillips: Merci beaucoup
  • Ray
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • 26 Oct 2014, 20:27
The roof is not leaky, then....
Bill Phillips: It was at one time thanks to thieves stealing the lead
The stonework is really pretty isn't it!!

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