St Mary The Virgin's Church, North Shoebury

Church Details


Visited
29/06/2003, 13/09/2003 & 03/04/2014
Locking Status
Locked - no keyholder details
Built
early C13; C13 S aisle, now demolished. Lower W tower also C13.
Restoration
1883-5
Restoration Architect
W. Benton
Website
https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Mary-the-Virgin-North-Shoebury/

A pleasant surprise found within the relatively new developments of North Shoebury. Still surrounded by open farmland until the coming of the new Asda superstore in the 1980s, and not until the late 1990s finding itself almost completely surrounded by housing, the church still retains a feeling of isolation. This is helped by being at the rear of the Asda supermarket, and due to an abundance of trees to the North of the church yard. The church shows clear signs, inside and out, of a previous South aisle, as evidenced by the piers and arches in the existing south wall.



External Images

St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - This church means a lot to several family and friends of mine.
These pages are dedicated to the following (in alphabetical 
order by surname):

	
	Gary & Emma
	
	Peter Cackett Jnr
	
	Peter Cackett Snr
	
	Alan Davis
	
	James Davis
	
	Karen Davis
	
	Laura Davis
	
	Ryan Davis
	
	Helen Whitworth

north shoebury St Mary The chancel, seen here from the outside 
is C13, as is the now demolished south aisle, though this was slightly later 
that century. The arcades to the demolished south aisle can be clearly seen to 
the left of the picture.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - This lower parts of the tower are C13, as is shown by the west 
windows. Later, the buttresses were added, and a two-step pyramid roof was 
added, the upper part broached.

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Internal Images

St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church

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Glass Images

St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - The east window.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - This Y-traceried and cusped window is from around 1300.

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Monument Images

St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - This stone is dedicated to the Memory of Mrs Olive Kelly. Daughter of Mr William and Mary Budd of Ropley, Hants, who after a lingering disorder, resign'd up her Soul into the hands of her Redeemer, June the 10th 1746 Aetat: 23 === Weep not dear Friends, But for your Sins, In peace I do remaine. Weep not for me: Christ sett me free, From Sorrow, Grief and Pain.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - Sacred to the Memory of John Milnes Esq. late of the Stone House near Rugely in Staffordshire: who died in LONDON on the 31st October 1768, aged 72, and hes buried in a vault under this chancel. === His ever grateful and affectionate Kinsman John Ibbetson Eqsr has caused this Monument to be Erected. === Just, generous, good, a virtuous Life he past. Belov'd, esteem'd, respected to the last.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - Sacred to the memory of Mrs Elizabeth Ibbetson - one of the Daughters of John Clevland Esq of Tapley in the County of Devon deceased, and the much loved Wife of John Ibbetson Esq late one of the Secretaries of the Admiralty. She died at Cheltenham on the 25th of October 1796 in the 62nd Year of her Age and lies buried in a Vault under this Chancel. === This way, ye truly good and virtuous ?turn? And pour your sorrows o'er a Sister's ?Crib?.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - This Tablet is erected to the memory of Mrs Ann Phillips, wife of the Revd Wm Luke Phillips, Vicar of this Parish: who finished her mortal course June 28th AD 1802, aged 33 years. and whose remains are deposited in a vault in the aisle beneath. === Virtuous, faithful, kind, who wish to know What more she was - a future day will show. Farewell, belov'd until the Word divine. Shall bid thy sorrowing partner mix his dust with thine. When to the trump will sound from joyful skies, And freed from mould'ring tombs, together we shall rise.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - Sacred to the Memory of John Ibbetson Esq, late of New Street Spring Gardens. He died at Southend, Essex on the 11th Day of September 1804 in the 68th Year of his Age and lies buried in a vault under this Chancel. === Just, generous, good, a virtuous Life be past, Belov'd, esteem'd, respected to the last".

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, relict of the late Captn Jones, of the Royal Artillery. Born October 3rd 1749. Died November 16th 1846. And now lies buried in a vault under this chancel.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - Sacred to the memory of Rev. Edward Cooper Wills M.A. Vicar of this parish - died 21st Feb 1883 and Lucy A. Wills, his wife Choir Mistress - died 12th October 1936 and Angela W. Barren L.I.S,M. their daughter - Hon. organist - died 12th November 1962 === 'They serve him day and night in his temple' === erected by Herbert and Mary Barren, husband and daughter of Angela

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - In Loving Memory of Henry Thomas Wilmoy, M.A. For 22 years Vicar of this parish. By kindness and devotion he endeared himself to his parishioners. He died in Kingstown, Co. Dublin on the 4th November 1907, aged 76 years. === He being dead yet speaketh. === This tablet was erected by Parishioners and friends. December 1913. === also of Alicia Wilmot, wife of the above who died on the 22nd November 1915 at Kingstown, Co. Dublin. God is love.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - In loving memory of Arthur Mills Kemsley some time of Crouchmans in this parish 1842-1908 and of Mary Emma his wife 1842-1925. Also of their daughters Doris, wife of William Orr 1882-1913 and Hilda 1879-1922.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - To the Glory of God This tablet is erected by the people of North Shoebury, in memory of the following men of the parish who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War, 1914-1919. === Albert George Bentley, Albert George Cracknell, Edward Dodd, James Henry Hunt, Walter Frederick Hunt, Charles Lancaster, Edward George Mobbs, Henry Wyatt. === Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St John, XV, 13. === Lest we forget. === 1939-1945 : George Lancaster, John Sterry, Leonard Webb

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Miscellaneous Images

St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - Royal arms.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church

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St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - C13 coffin lid.

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Postcard Images

St Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Church - Postcard - Published by H.J. Adey, Shoeburyness

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