St. Margaret’s: The Picture-Perfect Little Church in the English Countryside by Dennis Lennox

Walking from my car toward the ancient church in the small English village of Hales (population 468) I couldn’t help thinking that I had found perhaps the most picture-perfect of all the churches I have ever visited.

St. Margaret’s Church, still consecrated by the Church of England, is a redundant church in care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The nonprofit organization looks after churches that are no longer actively used for worship.

As a result, it’s almost like a real life time capsule — a specimen of an era when the parish church was the center of English village life.

And in the case of St. Margaret’s, it’s a fine example of Norman (also called Romanesque) architecture.

The architectural style, known for its rounded arches, came into use on these shores after 1066, when the Normans from present-day France conquered the Anglo-Saxons. It would remain dominant until the introduction of the Gothic-style with its telltale pointed arch.

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Source: Christian Post


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