Monday, 21 September 2015

Trip to Bressingham Church

This afternoon we walked down School Road to the church in Bressingham. Canon Tony Billet and two wardens welcomed us to the church and answered any questions that we had. The children had a look around the churchyard and once inside investigated and drew features of the church that they found interesting.

Canon Tony explained how the design of the pulpit helped to increase the sound of his voice so that his congregation could hear him more clearly. 

A lot of the children were interested in the lectern, which was in the shape of an eagle. This is where readings are placed during the church services.

There are some beautiful stained glass windows in the church.

There were also some lovely kneeling pads made from hand embroidered tapestry. One had a picture of our school on it! 

This wooden panel had the coat of arms of King Charles II on it.

Here is the font where children (and adults) are baptised.

The ends of the pews were carved - some were very ornate.

There were some beautiful plaques and memorials.

This organ produces music when a handle is turned at the back!

What an interesting trip - it's just a shame we couldn't spend any longer looking around!

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