St John the Baptist, Netherfield, East Sussex

I took most of these pictures on 1st July 2000 on an expedition to find my great grandfather's grave.  Inside the church, the patron saint is celebrated in a gruesome portrait of Salome carrying John the Baptist's head on a platter.

My great grandparents, together with their parents are buried here, together with several of my grandfather's siblings, many of whom died tragically young.

During May 2003 I revisited the church to inspect the registers, this is also when I photographed the pretty church organ and some views of the nave.  I photographed the entire baptism and burial registers held in the church and the transcripts are available on the Sussex OPC site.

Netherfield Church, 2000 - MTCSt John the Baptist, Netherfield, July 2000 - MTC

Here are two views of the nave, one looking east the other west.

St John the Baptist, Netherfield - MTCSt John the Baptist, Netherfield - MTC

The facing pipes of the pipe organ have been painted in a very attractive manner!

Organ at Netherfield Church - May 2003

This stone head adorns the wall next to the south door.

Gargoyle on Netherfield Church - MTC

This rather gruesome painting hangs in the church showing Salome with John the Baptist's head on a platter, apologies for the glare on this picture from the camera flash.

Painting at Netherfield Church - May 2003

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