Great Paxton Church

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Pictures of Great Paxton Church August 2nd 2009

I will add some pictures today of  Holy Tinity which I took yesterday afternoon.

Spending time alone in the building as I did yesterday helps to focus on the many outstanding features of the building – some maybe which we tend not to notice.

Here for starters is the window in the north wall of the chancel – with neatly arranged fragments of medieval glasss – they have been carefully collected and put into the window – but when and by whom?

medieval fragments window

I love the red, purple and green squares of colour and in the top left and right lights are round almost celtic designs – if you are ever in Holy Trinity take time out to look at the window.

rood stairs

These are the fascinating stairs up to the old rood loft, long since gone. The rood loft used to be used in some churches for the choir and instrumentalists. On Palm Sunday palms would have been displayed and usually there would be a large rood or cross with Christ on hanging from the rood. Holy Trinity does have a “modern” arrangement of wood going across the chancel arch with alarge wooden cross of Christ and Mary and St John either side.

Who would have gone up those ancient steps? They start it seems half way up a wall- how was it originally ordered?  Questions questions…………


August 3, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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