This is St Nicholas in Itchingfield. The shingled wooden tower is completely separate to the main body of the church. Unusually the medieval "priest's house" remains standing in the churchyard. More often than not these were swept up by incorporating them into bigger halls. It was used as an almshouse until 1870
The path leading up to the church is made from locally quarried flagstones which are known by the highly original name of Horsham Stone! I am taken with the pattern that the water has made over made millions of years.
Thank goodness for a most welcome splash of scarlet to break the pallor of the pale grey sky.
This meanwhile simply amused me and was outside the local cafe where we went on to for a much needed cuppa and bite of lunch. It was good to know what we were supporting one of the locally owned businesses rather than lining the pockets of the big corporations.
Nothing fancy but just good to get out for a breath of fresh air and enjoy a mini adventure.