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16 January 2013

Rather English - Visit St Andrew's, Covehithe

A Medieval church on the Suffolk coast, St Andrew's, Covehithe was a huge church until the 17th century, when it became too expensive for the parishioners to maintain. Rather than build a new church, they decided instead to remove the roof and to build a much smaller church within it.

The smaller church is still active, and when your author popped in a few weeks ago the congregation were busy decorating it with festive flair, and even had a spare mince pie, which was very welcome. The beautiful ruins of the older church are also still maintained, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, and the fact that the church may ultimately be taken by the sea - which is fast eroding the nearby beach - even feels like it may be a sad but fitting end for this fascinating place.

For more, see http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/St-Andrews-Church-Covehithe-Suffolk/

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