Church donation box - St Mary Magdalene & St Andrew - Ridlington, Rutland, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 36.950 W 000° 44.968
30U E 652360 N 5831914
Quick Description: A donation box for 'Church Expenses' in the church of St Mary Magdalene & St Andrew, Ridlington.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/5/2020 12:56:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM1331N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

Long Description:

A donation box for 'Church Expenses' at the west end of the nave in the church of St Mary Magdalene & St Andrew, Ridlington.

Alms boxes have been placed in churches for charitable donations since the middle ages. Later, sometimes in addition to, they were replaced by donation boxes for church expenses. Most surviving poor boxes date from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, although this example is mid 19th century. It is of a simple design, and doesn't have the heavy iron strapwork of earlier boxes.

It is inscribed

For the Expenses
of the Church

Bring an offering
and come into His
                                     Psalm xcvi - 8

Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

Approximate age of artefact (Year): Not listed

Relevant website: Not listed

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