On the wettest and gloomiest day of last week I went to Alderton to visit another of the 100 churches mentioned in my book.
Apologies for the quality of the photos - it was just too grey and wet to get anything decent.
Difficult to get a photo of the whole of the outside of the church, and I wasn't going to keep trying different shots in the rain!
This church is featured in the 100 treasures book for its alter frontal. Designed by Lida Lopes Cardoza Kindersley and made by Maureen Rasmussen in 2004, it's theme is 'the light of the world' and the fish symbolise St Andrew.
But I think it should get a mention for the tower which finally collapsed in 1821, supposedly killing a cow. I assume the cow was in the churchyard rather than inside the tower!
leaving this amazing ivy covered ruin, surrounded by fencing and trees
From inside the remains of the tower have been bricked up and painted. It's all rather odd.
The oldest part of the original church is the medieval porch
with it's very old door
Inside the church, apart from the altar frontal, there doesn't seem to be much of interest. No stained glass, the font is ordinary but the war memorial is well carved
And these old choir stalls are interesting
Not the most interesting church I've visited.