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UK St Peter & St Pauls Church, April 2017

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With a slightly later Easter weekend start to the day than usual, making my way over to a certain church in Essex to meet with onethirtytwo_  to kick off the days splore.


Now before I continue with this, despite our best attempts and even flagging down a local, we did not manage to venture inside the church itself, so in effect was a failed explore. However in true UD fashion a report is a report so I will share the few external shots I did get.

 

There’s very little history on this place so won’t be posting any history with this report unfortunately.

 

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Looks great from the outside. It's a pity, you couldn't visit it inside.

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This is a lovlely little church, It was closed for service because it had become dangerous and with a threat of it being demolished the residents of Birch have created a 'friends of...' group and tried daving it. The last I heard they were trying to secure money for the restoration and repairs :) 

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I was there two weeks ago. I also couldn't go in, but it doesn't seem to be worth it. Through a small hole you could have a look inside. The church room is almost empty and completely equipped with a scaffold.

Unfortunately, the hole was too small to take a larger cut with the camera (when looking through the hole you could see more), but nevertheless the scaffolding inside is easy to recognize on the picture.

 

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