Sunday, 1 February 2015


Happisburgh, pronounced Hayz-br'h.

St Mary's on a January morning, clear and bright 

Simon Jenkins includes St Mary’s in his magnum opus England's Thousand Best Churches; Pevsner endowed it with a whole page*.

On a January morning, clear and bright and only just inside 2015 we drove over to Happisburgh to see St. Mary’s. Stepping through the south door a lovely light spacious interior, and outside a wind fit to blow us all down onto the beach.

*For more information on this wonderful sentinel of a church visit is part of Simon Knott’s wonderful collection of photographs and descriptions of churches in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.  All can be access through