Sunday, February 6, 2011

St. Nicholas Churches Around the World - South Ockendon, UK

St. Nicholas Church
 South Ockendon, Essex UK
Image Courtesy: Pat Elliott Paintings
Artist: Pat Elliott
This 12th century, St. Nicholas Church, is located in South Ockendon, Essex. It was brought to my attention by the immensely talented artist, Pat Elliott. She painted this historic church and has kindly allowed me to show her beautiful painting here. Pat paints practically everything! Travel on over to her website or blog to see more of her beautiful work. I love all of her paintings (and needless to say, especially this church!) but those she paints of dogs are especially lovely - she has a way of capturing the purity and love that shines out of our furry friend's eyes. Wilbur reminds me so much of my German Shepherds...Those gorgeous, loving, giving and super intelligent eyes... Such a handsome fellow!
Image courtesy: Pat Elliott Paintings
Artist: Pat Elliott

For more photographs of South Ockendon's St. Nicholas Church please go to Essex Churches.
For a detailed history please go to British History Online and click "Church."

Many thanks Pat for the use of these gorgeous paintings!

(If anyone has a favorite church that was named in St. Nicholas's honor please let me know. I would love to include it here in this section on St. Nicholas Churches Around the World!)


Krystal said...

the paintings really are so pretty, looove the dog, i'm just a sucker for them :)

Stacey said...

Pat is quite talented and Wilbur is super adorable! Yes, he does have intelligent eyes:-). Thanks for sharing such beauty with us Ann! Have a blessed Sunday. XX

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great post Ann, Pat is quite talented. I love her sketch of the church. Diane

Gail said...


such beautiful pictures - I love Christmas stone chapels. I will send you info on the Monastery near me - it is not a Christmas Monastery per-say but lovely all the same.
Love Gail

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Pat is very talented and I love her variety of paintings as well. Her's is one of my favorite blogs. But then, so is yours. :)

Zuzana said...

Beautiful drawings.;) Harry was a truly beautiful dog, I am sure you must miss him so...
Have a lovely Sunday evening,

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. With everyone contributing pictures you will surely have a fabulous collection!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Ann
How are you this fine Sunday?
Pat is a wonderful artist! I love this church.. Just beautiful! Yes, she has a wide range in her paintings.. Her dogs are amazing..
I am off to visit her blog.
Thank you so much for sharing this.

Ann said...

Very talented painter. I've always wished that I could paint like that, I admire those who have the talent

Karena said...

Adore Pat's painting of St Nicholas Church!Beautiful...

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Pat said...

Thanks everyone for the compliments. I hope you enjoyed your visits to my blog and gallery site.
I only paint what I love - and our St Nicholas is a beautiful church, which goes back many centuries.
I'm honoured Ann should want to share my paintings. Thanks, Ann xx

dora said...

Pat's work is wonderful, as is her personality! Hi Pat!
So I popped over here to read your posts about St. Nicholas. In fact, my church has an icon of the saint which miraculously teared myrrh about 3 years ago. He is a very special saint in the Greek Orthodox church. Good luck with your blog!

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful church.
Harry was indeed a very handsome boy...I know you miss him.
Madi and Mom

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOOK AT WILBER!!!! Oh, I am sucker for creatures! AND LOVELY PAINTINGS OF OLD ENGLISH are ya, Ann? Have a magnificent evening with a cup of tea! Anita

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Yes ~ love the paintings - especially of the church - I love churches!! Have a great week all!