Hoo St. Werburgh

The village of Hoo St, Werburgh can rightfully claim association with King Harold II, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the priory church of St. Andrew at Rochester (Rochester Cathedral) and an Anglo-Saxon nunnery founded in the time of King Offa by St. Werburgh – the same Werburgh as Chester. I believe the church in Hoo is the only one dedicated to this saint in the south-east of England.

The close proximity to the River Medway is a clue to the reason for the earliest settlement here and provides perennial opportunities for photographing a misty churchyard. The Hoo Peninsula is regularly covered with a blanket of mist.

Here’s the result.