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Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.


Denver Saint Mary's Church, I have been around the Downham Market area on and off for some 40 years, I find this church to be one of the most beautiful in the county and it's parishioners too, with its decorated font standing on pedestals, on top of a plinth, its rood screens, ornate wooden carved lectern, and it's church pews, check out it inside of it's roof too, beautiful. This really is as a church should look. (The flying eagle is the symbol of John the Evangelist (see Revelation, ch 4, v 7) who proclaimed Christ as 'the Word of God' at the beginning of his Gospel. The flying eagle is thus a suitable emblem from which God's word is read, reaching (we hope) the ends of the earth. The eagle is also thought of as the bird which flies nearest to heaven. I am not sure such lecterns are confined just to the Anglican church. It was not until the Reformation that the lectern became prominent in ordinary parish churches of the reformed tradition, carrying the open bible. Reformed churches other than the Anglican have perhaps eschewed this type of lectern as a 'graven image'. Since Vatican II the Roman Catholic church has made the bible reading more prominent in the services, but the lectern used is likely to be of a light, moveable sort). The church sports a 600 year old sedilia and piscina, also a J.W. Walker organ, and Insignor of Knight's Templar stone at East End. Denver Saint Mary's Church, west tower, south porch, nave north aisle and chancel. The tower is 13th in its lower part. The old nave roof has been re-boarded, but retains its old flowers and a curious cornice of shields. There is a little old tracery in choir benches and a graduated sedilia and double angle piscina. Sculptor T. Gaffin of London has a memorial here for John Thurlow Derling dated 1836.

Denver Saint Mary's Church,  Postcode, PE38 0DP
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.
Denver Saint Mary's Church.