Sunday, 3 July 2016

The gentle glow of ochre coloured walls.

Thompson, Norfolk

There is nothing better than a medieval church untouched by the hands of the Victorians, free of Ritualistic and Tractarian idealism.  There is nothing better than a church that retains many medieval fittings, shadows of former things and of genuine patterns of worship, overlaid with layer upon layer of post-medieval furnishings fitted to the reformed liturgy.  Rails for kneeling communicants cutting across the sedilia of medieval clergy.

Thompson, Norfolk


Thompson in Norfolk is such a place.  A mighty church refounded as a collegiate church by the de Shardelow family in 1349 and with grand medieval fittings to match, sitting side by side with post medieval woodwork, all now gently decaying under the glow of gentle ochre coloured walls.  Enjoy

Thompson, Norfolk

Thompson, Norfolk

Thompson, Norfolk

Thompson, Norfolk

Thompson, Norfolk






1 comment:

Bill Nicholls said...

Wonderful old church, like the choir stalls and pulpit. Is that a cross I see on one of the pews