West Mersea church, c.1900

Some colleagues were clearing out a room in the church and came across this picture of St Peter and St Paul’s. It is undated, but has to predate 1905 as the East Window was re-ordered, and a stained glass window put in, at that time. This is (roughly) what it looks like at the moment:

It just proves that things which seem to have ‘been there for ever’ haven’t at all. The c.1900 picture shows a fairly Anglo-Catholic sensibility, which I’m quite certain wouldn’t have been there a hundred years earlier, maybe not even fifty years earlier.