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I've recently visited all these lovely St Mary's Churches in Bedfordshire. I like Bedfordshire, it makes me think of bed and snoozing, which is my biggest hobby (even bigger than visiting St Mary's churches!). Click on a picture to read a bit more about the church (and, more importantly, see more pictures of me!).

Bletsoe (331)


Carlton (329)

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Felmersham (330)


Oakley (332)

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Stevington (333)

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331. Bletsoe

I couldn't get into this church, but I met some men digging up the front garden - I wonder if they found any bodies. [They were digging up unwanted weeds from the churchyard, not bodies, Big Ted]. I had quite a chat with them, and they were interested to hear all about me and my travels.

This was my first St Mary's in Bedfordshire - I like the sound of this county, lots of snoozing possibilities (bed - snoozing - geddit?).

329. Carlton

big ted on fontThis church was open so I went inside to have a look around and explore the font. Note the nice, flat font cover - my favourite sort; no "falling-off incidents" likely here!

330. Felmersham

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I sat on the wall for my photo - I would like to point out here that I was not responsible for the crack in the wall; it was there before I sat down.

This church was open so I could go inside and look at the font. This was not a good cover - I had to hang on really tight (and I confess there may have been a little assistance supporting my rear).

For the first time in ages I met another bear and had a good chat. He was a Winnie-the-Pooh-type-bear and had a friend who looked like a very strange pig (he didn't say much and I didn't like to ask!).

332. Oakley

big ted tries the doorthe clock at st mary's oakley

This was a big church, but I couldn't go inside it. There was a lovely little door in the tower that was just my size, so I pretended to use it.

There was also a notice on the main door saying they are going to do something to the clock - they need to, it wasn't saying the right time and what's more it only had one hand (maybe they're saving up to fit another one)!

333. Stevington

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I managed to get inside this church and had a look around. The font has curly bits on the cover, so I stuck my paw in one to hang on tight.

I then had a pensive think sitting on a table near the door as it was the end of a very long day.


big ted visits stevington's holy wellThere's also a holy well here. I went to have a look at it, and fortunately I didn't fall in. But it was a bit prickly and damp. The well is "a natural spring that issues from the rock on which Stevington church is built" and is s'posed to cure eye problems - I can't see it myself [snigger!].


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