Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The Promised Church Photographs.






















As I promised this morning - after a bit of shopping in our little market town - I went along to look at this little church.






The approach is down a country lane with just one farm on it - and then suddenly the little church comes into view, nestling amongst the trees. Carry on down the lane, past one cottage and then pull into a driveway with the most imposing gates (this church is part of an estate). Walk down the lane bordered with rhodendrons in bloom and wild flowers just going past their best - forget-me-not, pink campion, buttercups everywhere. Suddenly you are at the church gate across a little bridge over a stream edged with ferns. The only sounds are the sounds of bird song - the scene is one of utter peace. Hope you get that feeling when you look at these photographs. Enjoy!

25 comments:

Coastcard said...

What a beautiful - and imposing- setting. I love your photos.

Does the church still have services, I wonder, and does it have to be kept locked at other times?

We loved exploring the church and woodland walk beside the Swale around Easby Abbey when we were there earlier in the year.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

A lovely church and setting—and it all looks as lush there as here, rain or not. I wish w had such places close at hand.

Elizabeth said...

A blissful glimpse of England as I remember it.

word verifcation:
fattesse

how did they guess?

willow said...

Weaver, it has such a charming fairy tale quality tucked back in the trees!

Cloudia said...

So Anglican!
There'll ALWAYS be an England. And I for one say 'Hooray!'
Aloha my painterly friend.

Here's a nifty Waikiki webcam to visit: (cut & paste my dear)


http://www.honolulu.gov/multimed/waikiki.asp

Leenie said...

Posted a church too. Very different and very different settings, but still the same sense of peace.

jeannette stgermain said...

I love the gates, and the last pic. This must be a very old church, looking at the Roman period building style... thanks for sharing

Amy said...

beautiful photos! We just don't get that sort of history here in NZ because it's still a relatively new country. you're welcome to check out my photoblog too at maungaturotodailyphoto.blogspot.com

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I like the first one best of it nestling in the trees. Reminds me of Rupert books!

Woman in a Window said...

What an intriguing looking church. I'm not sure I would have recognized it as such.

Janice Thomson said...

What a delightful and serene spot. Beautiful photos Weaver.

Hildred and Charles said...

Very green, very England. Thank you for posting Weaver. Would love to know more about this beautiful church.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes Caroline - there was a village wedding there on Saturday too, what a lovely setting for it (although in poured with rain my friend said how lovely the umbrellas looked - including the brides)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks Scribe - but your setting by the river is just as beautiful.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sometimes it is best to ignore the word verification Elizabeth!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Willow and Raph - you must jhave been reading the same books. I agree it could well feature in a fairy tale or in the Nutwood of Rupert the Bear.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for the link Cloudia.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Leenie - shall now pop over and look at your church,

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Totalfeckineejit said...

Lovely, Weaver,bet that would be popular for weddings.Oh, and ' the promised church' (photographs)-would that be in the promised land?

Derrick said...

Hello Weaver,

Beautiful setting for the fortified style of the church.

jinksy said...

How old is it? Or did I miss that information somehow? I can almost smell its age from here...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a beautiful countryside that surrounds you! I hope you realize your good fortune!! But, I know you do.

The Weaver of Grass said...

For Jeannette and everyone - apparently some small part of the church dates back to the seventh century - so there has been a church there since then, although of course the exterior of the building is nothing like as old.

Heather said...

What a delightful and beautiful little church, and in such a tranquil setting. Everyone's idea of an English village church.