Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter at Hatcliffe


I offered our neighbouring parishes to cover an Easter 11.00 (after our 9.30 at Bradley) and it was to Hatcliffe that I was sent, which was a new church for me.


The inside of the north wall betrays the past demolition of a north aisle even more clearly than the same feature at Bradley...


... while from the outside it almost appears that a north door (and lancet window above?) was inserted in the infill wall when the aisle was demolished and then filled in itself.


I enjoyed some of the quasi-industrial features as much as the north wall and the beautiful eighteenth century chalice and paten I used including this alternative source of hot air for the service...


... and this slightly less well kept but apparently equally effective water feature.

3 comments:

Joy Davis said...

Have no idea where Hatcliffe is Peter, but what a lovely little church. Will go and Google to find out more information. Does it really have pink walls inside or is that just how it appears in the photograph?
I have memories of those wonderful hot air heaters. Heated only where it is directed and no where else.

Joy Davis said...

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-164390-church-of-st-mary-hatcliffe-


Found this information...interesting

Peter Mullins said...

I'm afraid the wall colour is merely because it is a bad photograph with the yellowish natural and artificial light... but it was the best one I had to show the variety of in-fill in the north wall.