SJ6552 : St Mary, Nantwich: commandments

taken 5 years ago, near to Nantwich, Cheshire, Great Britain

St Mary, Nantwich: commandments
St Mary, Nantwich: commandments
In many Anglican churches, the Ten Commandments are painted on wooden boards behind the altar. In Nantwich, they were painted onto the wall high above the crossing arch of the nave in 1855. They have not been restored since and therefore have the appearance of a "ghost sign" (maybe a Holy Ghost sign?)
Church of St Mary, Nantwich

The parish church of St Mary, with its unusual octagonal tower, is one of the best known in Cheshire. The walls, and some of the woodwork in the choir, date mainly from the 15th century; the nave fittings are mainly 19th century by George Gilbert Scott (or his firm) and most of the stained glass is 19th or 20th century. It is Grade 1 listed (list entry 1206059).

The church follows the evangelical style of Anglicanism and I was impressed to be told by the volunteer guide that it has a congregation of over 500.

Most of the detailed notes in the photos in this collection are from the official publication "A guided walk around St Mary's Nantwich" (Rick Appleton, 2013) - available from the church, price 1.

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Friday, 30 December, 2016   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 31 December, 2016
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6520 5232 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.0187N 2:31.2475W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6519 5232
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