Decided to take a sojourn to this venue, after becoming increasingly non enamoured with my own company, on a day-off from work. Furthermore, a DIY video had been circulating at work, with a photo of my head, superimposed on Dale Winton’s body, on a clip from ‘Supermarket Sweep.’ Clearly, certain cretinous colleagues had been jealous of a tan I had acquired during the hot spell.
But onto this Church.....
Designed by Edward Maufe, this is considered to be quite an eye catcher, due to its location and proximity to a small lake. When it is lit at night, the main spire looks impressive.
The architect, Maufe, was also responsible for Guildford Cathedral - ‘riveting’ pop cultural fact - the final scene of the original ‘The Omen’ film, where Gregory Peck tries to ‘put down’ his Satanic Spawn, Damian, was filmed there. I certainly felt the same way about two work colleagues.
Plenty of parking at the very front of the Church and on the roads around it.
To the LHS of the main frontage, there is a pathway which leads to a well-maintained Garden of Rest, at the rear.
There’s a small memorial to those killed in the Wars in the Centre of the small lawn, and a series of tributes and memorials to ‘others’ along some of the Church walls.