St Margaret's Owthorpe

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Comments (5)

♫ Russ Hamer on December 21, 2008

This ancient church dates from the 12th century. Although it has been altered a great deal over its long history it is now in a state of disrepair and needs help.

Jeffrey Yardley on April 30, 2009

I should point out that this church is NOT in a state of disrepair. The roof has been repaired and the reason the windows are boarded up is because they are also being repaired. in fact the work has now been completed. the windows are all done and the boarding has been removed. A service is held there on a Sunday morning at fortnightly intervals. The church has a very active PCC whom I feel sure would be very upset to see you describe the church as being in a state of disrepair. Regards Jeff.

♫ Russ Hamer on April 30, 2009

I stand corrected, Jeff. And admonished. My information came from looking at the church and from the Church of England web site as highlighted "here" in the original comment. Delighted to learn repairs have been made and will pop down and look sometime. No offence intended, as I am sure careful reading of the first comment shows. Would you like me to contact the "Church Near You" web site to update them, or will you?

Jeffrey Yardley on April 30, 2009

I'll leave that to you Russ. Their web site obviously needs updating. Perhaps you should pay the church another visit first and then you can tell them how it really is. A lot of work has been undertaken with more to come but as always it's a question of funding.

♫ Russ Hamer on May 1, 2009

I hesitate to say this but have been thinking about your response....its unusual to receive adverse comments and I am concerned. Perhaps I should just be quiet but I have only the best interests of the church in mind. I intend only to promote the land, history and culture I love. If, as you say, repairs have been made and further repairs are planned then does that not logically indicate that the church was (at least at the time of the photograph) in a state of disrepair? Also is not the comment "Today the church is in a poor state of repair. Money is needed to preserve this historic place of worship. Fund-raising take place on a regular basis and uses the collective strengths of the villagers building both the community spirit and the restoration fund.",(as taken from the CofE website), both useful in drawing attention, and potentially money, to the church? Does it not also, as I was aware when I first posted the link, praise the local community? Before contacting that site I think I might invite further comment. Hopefully from the Owthorpe community. If, after posting hundreds of photographs that have been accepted for Google Earth, I, or any other Panoramians, have been offending people then it is important that we know about this. I note that you contacted me directly through Panoramio but are not a member posting photographs and wonder how easy it was for you to do this. In the meantime I have written to St Margaret's via the very web site I cited and posed similar questions. Russ

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  • Uploaded on December 21, 2008
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    by ♫ Russ Hamer
    • Taken on 2008/12/21 15:07:00
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