The church that I mentioned in “Backlit Clouds“, nestling between two pubs (bars) with the flowering cherry tree, is Eignbrook Church.
It is a Grade II listed building. Here are the details according to British Listed Buildings:
Mid C19. Yellow brick with dressed stone plinth, and
red brick to rear; Welsh slate gable roof. Dominant tripartite
window with cinquefoils, ringed shafts and lattice-leaded
lights under polychrome stone arches, and stone-coped
pediment, over buttressed porch with Corinthian pilasters to
moulded polychrome arch; oak doors in moulded arch; to right,
entrance with cinquefoil rose window, over, in projecting wing
with hipped roof; to left, entrance, to tower with light,
ashlar detailing and clerestory to spire, with further lights
to left side. Body of Church has 5, 2-light stone mullion
windows, with lattice-leaded glazing, under brick relieving
arches. To rear, apse with trefoil lights in stone arches,
under trefoil rose-window; lean-to to left and right.
A quick Google search shows that it belongs to the United Reformed Church. This was formed in 1972 by a merger between the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales, and then later with the Re-formed Association of Churches of Christ and the Congregational Union of Scotland. I quite often see people there who look very much down on their luck, so I presume that this church does good practical work in the community. I must also commend their gardener; what with the cherry tree, magnolia and fuscias it always looks blooming lovely.
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What a lovely structure! Not many are made this way anymore! Lots of character! Great photos!
Most of our churches date from the Norman mediaeval period, so they look quite different.
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