Saturday, 5 January 2019

The Church Explorer



This week I am showing a roundup of the churches I visited in 2018, this is something I have been doing on the Church Explorer for a few years though not on the daily photo ( I would not know where to start). As I have only been posting the churches I visit on here for a short while I suggest you read through the review of the year and have a look at the churches I visited.  You will find them from around Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Wales. You may wonder at my choice of subject to blog about but we have some beautiful churches here in the UK that I feel go unappreciated. I love finding older churches that have features dating to the middle ages and trying to find headstones that date to the 1600's. In Wales I come across churches that look virtually untouched. If you get a chance read through some of the older blogs from past years you will see what I have come across. Too many seem to be closing because of dwindling congregations  and I feel they should be recorded in case we loose sight of what was they were for & their architectural value. They should be preserved for the future so others can use them for what they were ment to be a place of worship, somewhere you can seek peace, traquilty and pray.
There is a quote on the back of England's Thousand Best Churches
"These Churches were and still are a glorious collective museums of vernacular without equal anywhere in the world" 

The card below is something I will be leaving at Churches I visit in the future.


Happy New year everyone



5 comments:

  1. Leaving a calling card is a good idea.

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  2. I agree. Seeing your commitment and your card says a lot.

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  3. You are to be commended for documenting such an important and interesting part of UK history!

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  4. Very cool hobby to visit all the old churches in your country. I'm sure there are many beautiful ones! I'll have to check out your other blog.

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  5. You are so right about the beautiful churches we have in the UK. I am amazed at how many there are. Like you I can't resist visiting new ones I come across. What a good idea to leave your card behind.

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