Wickham Bishops, St. Bartholomew's Church, Photos

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Pictures from the Essex village of Wickham Bishops and the Anglican Parish Church of St. Bartholomew.

Saint Bartholomew, also known as Nathanael, was one of the Twelve Apostles chosen by Jesus Christ according to the New Testament.
Traditionally, Saint Bartholomew is believed to have been a missionary who travelled to various regions to spread the Christian faith. Some accounts suggest that he preached in India and Armenia, and tradition holds that he was martyred for his beliefs.

The feast day of Saint Bartholomew is celebrated in various Christian denominations, including the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, on August 24th.

In art and iconography, Saint Bartholomew is often depicted holding a knife or a flaying knife, reflecting the tradition that he was martyred by being flayed alive.

The church at Wickham Bishops is Victorian Gothic and constructed in 1850. Reverend Ernest Geldart who is well known for having decorated St. Nicholas church in nearby Little Braxted also carved the oak casing for the church organ at Wickham Bishops.
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