Monday, July 29, 2013

Keith Whyman and another Church

My old mate Keith Whyman is out of Hospital he had a double Bye Pass. Keith has not been the luckiest of men when he was a teenager he had a bad car crash and for months his face was in a scaffold he has had to suffer countless operations over the years. Yet he continued to earn a living as a Plumber not for him to give up and moan. in recent years he has to retire on health reason but with the help of his wife Wendy I am sure he will make a full recover. Best of Luck Keith and I knew my prayer would work.

 I presume they take a vein out from the leg? If not its a funny place to have a heart

St Giles Wormshill

Yet another Church for you what gets me with these very old churches is how many there are in the smallest of Hamlets and Villages. These place were the centre of everything but they are all built the same was there some ancient planning officer who said it is decreed this what a Church should look like

St. Giles Church is the sole church in the village of Wormshill in Kent. The church is Anglican and is dedicated to Saint Giles. It forms part of the united benefice of Tunstall with Bredgar.[1] The other parishes are Milstead, Bicknor and Frinsted and Rodmersham. 
A church existed in 1086 and from the lack of change in value pre-conquest (TRE) to 1086 (as now) it is possible that no major building work had occurred in the intervening 20 years. In the south wall of the nave by the porch is what looks like an Anglo-Saxon double-splayed window.[5] The window had been covered up and was revealed in 1879. Tatton-Brown (1993) states that it is not possible to be certain that it is an Anglo-Saxon window, but it is possible it could be early Norman. The official listing record describes the church as "First half C11, C13 and C15, restored 1879–80 by Clarke" which agrees with Tatton-Brown's earlier date.[3]
The village itself has pagan roots as indicated by the toponomy of the name Wormshill (from the Anglo-Saxon god W┼Źden).[6] The church appears to have been built, at least in part, by Normans since it displays Norman architectural features. The church also contains a 13th-century chest, first discovered in the early 20th century.[7][8][9] The church register dates back to 1700.[2]
In January 2007, the interior of the church, exterior shots of the building and the churchyard and surroundings were used extensively as locations in the filming of an episode of EastEnders broadcast in the United Kingdom over the Easter 2007 holiday season.[10] Mock gravestones together with a temporary Victorian-style street lamp were added to the churchyard by the production crew.
In September 2010, a reward of £500 was offered for the return of a heavy brass altar cross and two brass candlesticks, which had been kept in the church for at least 150 years and were apparently stolen between 12 and 19 September 2010.[1

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