Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The town that went to sea

Old Winchelsea went to sea, or rather the sea came to the town and destroyed it in a storm. "New" Winchelsea was rebuilt in the thirteenth century in a rather geometric, unBritish fashion.

The church is large but was intended to be larger.

Its list of rectors is a commentary on history:
died in the Black death
removed at the start of Mary's reign
re-instated when Elizabeth came to the throne

As a Reformed Baptist, whilst I can appreciate the beauty of the interior, it makes me feel uncomfortable. Sometimes there can be almost too much history, too much of man and yes, this is an amazing historical record.

Perhaps, the place to be would have been under the tree.

A thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
Psalm 90 v4

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