All Saints, Worlingham

The church All Saints stands beside the main road between Beccles and Lowestoft, in Suffolk.  It has 14th century origins, and like many Suffolk churches was heavily restored in Victorian times. It is probably due to the enthusiastic and wealthy Victorian benefactors that so many Suffolk churches survive in such good condition.  You can read more about this church (and many others) at  Simon's Suffolk Churches.

Close to the eastern end of the church is the last resting place of my great-grandparents, Walter and Susannah Bennett.  Their grave is marked by a substantial headstone, which reads:

In Loving Memory of
The Dearly Beloved wife of
Walter Bennett
who passed away
October 2nd 1914
Aged 63 years
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away
also of Walter Bennett

husband of the above
who died August 28th 1922
Aged 69 years
upwards of 30 years Sexton of this Parish

Just to the left of Walter and Susannah's grave is a small, simple iron monument which reads:

Sarah Harper
Died 8th Febr 1902
Aged 60 years

I wonder if this Sarah is related to my Harpers?  Perhaps one day I will find out.


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