Sunday, 10 February 2008

Church On Sunday

Christ Church in Malvern Road is one of the towns most striking churches and its tower can be seen from many points around Cheltenham. It was built between 1837 and 1840 and was designed by brothers Robert William Jearrad and Charles Jearrad for the people of the Lansdown estate. To aid the building work shares were sold to local people and raised £17,000 to buy the stone from the nearby Cotswold village of Whittington. Over the years the Church has undergone several renovations and additions but the impressive Gothic architecture has always remained. Below is a shot across the Ladies College playing fields showing the scale of the Church.

7 comments:

slim said...

This is an exquisite example of a Gothic style church . . . just amazing to look at. Have you ever been inside? Are there any stained glass windows?

Thanks for your frequent visits to Quincy . . . to answer your question about the library picture . . . the only thing I changed was desaturating it for b+w.

brian said...

very nice photos, it's really an impressive building. I bet the view from the top of the tower would be amazing as well..

Pat said...

Ohhh, I like this. What an amazing massive tower!

Pat

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Murphy_jay said...

Impressive shots, Marley. Somehow the church looks a bit aloof and lonely..

Phoebe said...

I love the fact that you can stand on Bredon Hill (about 10 or so miles north of Cheltenham) and see Christ Church on the very horizon. My most favourite view ever!

Glenn Standish said...

That's my mum's church! She is a member of the committee. By the way I noticed u r involved in the environment. How exactly? I am a member of the Cheltenham based educational charity THE RENDEZVOUS SOCIETY. They are passionate about environmental issues. Would be good for u to hook up with them. If so email Dennis Mitchell at dzm99@yahoo.com

Dusty Lens said...

Impressive! I'll bet the tower can be seen for a distance.

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