25 November 2012

Somerset East : All Saints Anglican Church


We drove past this church while exploring Somerset East.  I insisted that we stop because I wanted to take some photos.  At first Husband did not even get out of the car.  There were women busy cleaning the church and they let us look around. 
We talked a bit and only then learned that Sophy Gray designed this church.  They also told us about a book called “The Bishop’s Churches” by Desmond Martin.  The book is about the churches started by Bishop Robert Gray and designed by his wife Sophy from 1849 to 1880.  (We have been visiting Sophy Gray Churches since Des 2011.  You can read more about her on my Sophy Gray page)




Bishop Gray’s application for a site for a church was approved in 1849.  The church was consecrated in 1855 and the chancel and vestry were added in 1883.
For the next 20 minutes we walk around and took pictures of the lovely interior of the All Saints Anglican Church.  It is a small church with beautiful stained-glass windows and many memorials to members of the church who died in Wars.


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