While at an antiques fair yesterday I stumbled across this old postcard and noticed that the scene looked strangely familiar!
As you may recognise, this is a view of inside of our church facing Westwards toward the old high altar. The photo is likely taken from the centre of the aisle, roughly where the pulpit is now.
This was a real chance find as the stall-holder had thousands of old postcards and he encouraged me to look through all he had related to Worthing. This was in that pile. He told me that the image must be from after 1902 as the postcard has a line down the middle of the back – which was only introduced after that date.
It’s interesting to see that the Jesus on the cross is the same as in our church now. Also you can see areas both south and north from the altar, which are now closed off. If you want to see the image in a larger format please click on it and it should open up.
A nice find, particularly just after the close of our year long celebration of SMOTA 150.