Saturday, 16 March 2013

Macosquin Visit

This afternoon I motored the short distance - possibly a few miles - to the village of Macosquin. Its most prominent buildings are the parish church of St Mary, Camus-juxta-Bann, and the Richardson National School, at the top of a hill.

The little church is of considerable interest. I was introduced to the Rector, the Rev Michael Roemmele, who soon realized my alter ego, Lord Belmont (!).

The Rev Michael very kindly brought me a beaker of tea, greatly appreciated on a cold day. They were preparing for Sunday worship.

The stained-glass windows are beautiful: One (displaying the Richardson of Somerset arms) commemorates the local landowners and patrons, the Richardson family, now, alas, extinct it would seem.

Memorials to the Richardsons abound, too; and two old graves outside.

Fool, Belmont: My camera's lithium batteries decided to expire as I was about to photograph the interior of the church. I have new ones back at base.

I'd like to revisit St Mary's Camus-juxta-Bann. Perhaps during the summer months.


The Earl Bishop said...

Excellent article, I know the Rector personally.

I have some images you may like to use.

Timothy Belmont said...

Fitted new batteries to camera ~ going like the clappers again!

I saw your article after I'd been to the church; enjoyed it greatly and terrific photos.

Anonymous said...

Great grandfather was Rector in the 1870s I think - Newland.