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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Wilberton St Peter, Cambs.

Wilberton, Cambs
Church guide - click to enlarge
We visited this fine church, located some miles north of Cambridge city, on a wet and windy March day. Somehow this seemed right. When we visited the church it was unlocked. There were plenty of warnings about smart water to deter thieves.

Ecce Homo memorial
The church is to the western end of the village on a bend just before the road takes the ridge to Haddenham. On a clear day you can see for miles and miles from this ridge - way to the south.

Parts of this church date back to the 13th century. It is a light and airy church and, judging by the walls, an active church today. Guides to the church, showing where various features were located, were available (hung up)  on the LHS after entering from the porch. Most of the church was rebuilt in the 15th century by a Thomas Alcock who was once rector. Several brass plaques seem to have been moved from the floor of the nave to the walls. There are some medieval wall paintings, but these are very faded.
Church activities on the wall.
Rainbow on the way home
Altar window
On our way home we chanced on a beautiful double rainbow. Within minutes it was gone.




See http://www.achurchnearyou.com/wilburton-st-peter/ .
See also http://www.druidic.org/camchurch/churches/wilburton.htm .

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