Myland
St Michael, Myland, Colchester, Essex

I was in Colchester for a work meeting, and heading back to the station noticed that the gates on the porch of the church were open. In fact, the church is open every morning, and the couple inside were very welcoming.

The church is the work of Edward Hakewill, hence the rather gloomy north aisle, but there is good glass from the 1850s by Thomas Wilmshurst, and an interesting depiction of Anna Philippa Strong being brought before Christ of 1901 by Edward Jenkins Prest during the few brief years he was working independently, and not for Shrigley and Hunt.

Despite Hakewill's involvement, the church is atmospheric, and a little out of the ordinary. My first church for a month, and my 309th Essex church in total.
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