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St John the Baptist Harringworth

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St John the Baptist Harringworth

Michael McQuade from the Cathedral Walking Group organises walks around the local churches and villages. He recently contacted us regarding an interesting trip to St John the Baptist at Harringworth. “I visited St John the Baptist Church at Harringworth in Rutland yesterday and was amazed at what I found. I picked up a leaflet in the church and used that together with the photographs that I took to put together a document that I will circulate to my group. I attach a copy for your interest. All photographs except the one showing the...

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Restart Spring 2018

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Restart Spring 2018

After a hiatus of three years we are going to be visiting churches again from this spring. The reason for the three year gap was to concentrate on the business side which has now settled down and allows us more time to continue this project. We do have around ten churches we completed several years ago which we need to add and these will start appearing in next few weeks. We are looking forward in visiting the remaining churches as well as perhaps using the latest technology at some of our previously visited favourites....

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Aerial Surveys of Churches

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Aerial Surveys of Churches

LeicesterPhoto can now undertake aerial surveys of churches and buildings using UAV’s (drones). We have our ‘permission to fly’ from the CAA, as well as a qualified pilot (BNUCs qualified) and are fully insured. So if you need aerial photographs and video please contact us and we look forward to hearing from you. We can supply this service for weddings. This is a video for Somersby church in Linconshire where we are completing work but we have other work lined up for several other churches in Grantham and Croyland Abbey....

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New Cathedral Update

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New Cathedral Update

We have returned to the Cathedral at Leicester and updated their 360° tour as below;  

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Unknown Church – Now Identified

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Unknown Church – Now Identified

We have had a request from Chris to see if anyone can recognise the church in the background of this picture. It is thought the image dates from the 1950’s and there is some major work on the tower. The tower also has some unusual X shaped tracery in the windows. Of  course this may not be a ‘Leicestershire’ church but the lady was from Leicester and any ideas would be most welcome....

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Updated ‘Read a Church’ Feature

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Updated ‘Read a Church’ Feature

We have updated our ‘read a church’ feature with a full panoramic 360 tour with pop-ups and info panels. We have used the latest technology in creating this solution for this website. We still have one or two items to add such as gargoyles and carvings but we think we have most area included. https://www.leicestershirechurches.co.uk/read-a-church/

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Richard III

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Richard III

Everyone is probably aware of Leicester’s historic reinterment of King Richard III which starts officially tomorrow with a week of events. The website ‘King Richard in Leicester’ has a great deal of information and you can view the itinerary as well as finding out about the King. We hope to be at one or two of the events this coming week. The picture in the ‘header’ is from Sutton Cheney church the last place where Richard III had Mass. We have already completed 360° virtual tours and professional photography of...

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New Entries Started!

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New Entries Started!

The first brand new entry has gone on-line today for All Saints at Theddingworth. The images were taken in 2012 and I have just written up the text this week. I ‘also’ have around twenty-three churches completed with imagery so I can start to add these. I am also out at Enderby this Friday completing their church. The Rutland entries from the old site have all been moved across and the old site has been...

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Spring 2015 – The Restart

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Spring 2015 – The Restart

After a hiatus of over two years the project of completing all the parish churches in Leicestershire and Rutland continues.  I have just been moving the data from the ‘old’ format onto this WordPress site. Rutland’s churches will be moved over in March and the old format site at www.rutlandchurches.co.uk will be deleted. I will set up a redirect for the old site to the new. I had to take a break to concentrate on the business hence the absence of new entries but things have become easier in some respects and I have really...

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Church Lead Thefts – What is the Fix?

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Church Lead Thefts – What is the Fix?

As many of you are probably aware there have been a spate of lead thefts from Leicestershire churches recently and it was highlighted on BBC East Midlands. A ‘gang’ of thieves have taken lead from Cotebach, Husbands Bosworth, Barrow upon Soar and Loughborough. You can read more here at the BBC site – Leicestershire Church Roofs. These reprehensible acts I hope will result in prosecution, but as in many cases they seem never to be caught. Although in one recent instance if the police had responded quickly (instead of a 2 day...

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