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St. John’s, Heronsgate

May 25, 2015

St. John’s, Heronsgate

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St. John the Evangelist

St. John’s is a fascinating little church on this private estate. This was originally the first estate developed by the Chartists in 1845. Some 35 cottages and a school were built. It was named O’Connorville after the leader but this was later changed. The small church is a delightful place and is very well cared for and obviously loved. At the time of my visit the organist was practising for a service. He told me something of the history of the place. A guide giving details of this story would be good as there is something to share here. The church is open each day and well worth seeking out as it has a lovely atmosphere. I found some postcards for sale but nothing else. A simple church which I very much enjoyed visiting. I have to rate it as poor for the purposes of this study.

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2 Comments
  1. Angela permalink

    I note that you very much enjoyed your visit to this church, yet you still rated it as poor. I would be very interested to hear your justification for this.

  2. I wonder how you think faith is shared? Your ratings seem to indicate that unless there is something to read, giving a history of the building, or something similar, the faith is not being shared. Yet spirituality is shared through atmosphere, beauty, tranquility and in so many other non-verbal ways. You found this building open, enjoyed your visit here, yet rated it poor. Perhaps you need to reconsider the ways you judge?

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