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St Nicolas, Newbury – The Parish Church.

St Nicolas, Newbury.

St Nicolas Newbury: Parish Church in the centre of Newbury.

Parish Church in the centre of Newbury.

Once again, a classic example of ill-placed street furniture. When will town planners learn? I am sure it is totally unnecessary for the one-way sign to be blighting the view of St Nicolas, Newbury. Even the bike racks could have been tucked away somewhere else.

If it wasn’t for this, then this view could pretty much be as it was a couple of hundred years ago. The church in its present form dates back to the early 1500s. It was largely rebuilt then by “Jack of Newbury“.

We have been here today to share in the morning service. A very lively affair, and probably rather different to most people’s perception of an Anglican service. The “contemporary” evening service was even more different. Much more along the lines we are used to!

Now, you may think I have spelt the name of the church incorrectly. No. I thought it was a spelling mistake the first time I saw St Nicolas, Newbury. Thought they had left the “h” out. What I haven’t been able to find out yet is if this is just an ancient spelling, or a missing apostrophe. I haven’t found any reference to a St Nicola yet…

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 4 June 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkII
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 14mm
  • F/13
  • 1/250 Sec
  • ISO 200

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