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Son et lumière in Slaugham churchyard
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Son et lumière in Slaugham churchyard

What on earth has happened to the church stonework? Have the church warden and vicar been climbing up their ladders in order to paint in gleaming white the corner stones of the tower, the windows arches, and the edges of the gravestones? Has English Heritage been informed?
Or has the enthusiastic painter of this hand-tinted postcard simply decided that he would enliven the rather monotonous and boring colour of the stonework?
Picture added on 15 January 2013 at 16:58
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Churches - Slaugham - Rear
"Contrast and Diversity at St. Mary's" A.S. 2006
If contrast and diversity are the spice of life,
Then the roof of our church is especially rife.
The roof of the Nave covered with clay tiles from Burgess Hill,
Could have been thatched with straw or heather, earlier still.
The shingles of oak on the tower's squat cap
Have been substitued with cedar from Canada, how diverse is that?
The Covert Chapel stands original and lone
For four hundred years, weathered Horsham Stone.
The South Aisle, green slates from Cumberland hails,
Whereas the toilet extension has slates from Wales,
Or who knows? Nowadays they could have come from Poland or Hungary-or even China!

Added by Arthur Shopland on 17 January 2013
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