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“A briliant 12th century church”

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Finedon
Reviewed May 16, 2012

A fine example of the period,a very pretty little parish church in a very pretty part of the village.

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

I entitle this review top deck, because on my visit to this ancient church in Finedon, on Saturday, 14th. April, 2012, 12 noon I was greeted by a London double decker bus, No. 12, Trafalgar Square parked outside the church entrance. It had a bouquet attached to the front of the bus by the radiator. The church gate was bedecked with beautifully prepared flowers in pink and white designed in the very traditional manner. The wedding had yet to begin as guests were still arrriving. This church has a wonderful interior and a famour organ, hundreds of years old. All-in-all the church has been well refurbished and its original site takes us back to 1066 and the Domesday Book, 1086. Finedon has many different spellings of its name but let us keep to the current ono. I was researching the church as I had found a bible presented to a Jack Butlin, aged 7, Xmas, 1913 by the vicar of this church. A. I. Greaves. Jack's family I discovered were a large sept within the village and all were working in the shoe trade. Jack's father was John, mother Sarah Annie, both aged 46, 2. iv. 1911 census. Jack was a relation to John Bailey who I was to meet in the village. John has lived in the village for many years as
has his family. The Butlins and Baileys are well inter-twined within Finedon. Many will have been baptised, married and buried within the ancient walls of this beautiful church. I hope that bride and groom had a wonderful day as did their guests, travelling in that double decker red London bus. Wonderful. The bright flowers and sunshine added to the perfect ambience
Geoff Hamilton, editor, Anglo-Nordic Times / LOOK NORDIC ( Fd. 1976 ).

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