I hope every visitor to the Abbey makes some time to visit the parish church next door – it’s brilliant!
The church dates to the 12th century and at the time of its construction was part of the community of Prestibi – separate to Whitby itself.
You can see a lovely Norman arch behind the triple-decker pulpit! Yes triple decker!
With ear trumpets!
Just in case you couldn’t hear the sermon!
While we were there thecChristmas tree festival was on – which had some fantastic trees!
I liked the one made of books a lot!
Other excellent features in the church included this amazing heating system (no electricity in the church).
And this gravestone made of iron – the grave of a local engineer!
And this grave reminded me of home.