Sunday, 15 April 2012

Simplicity


Yesterday into the countryside with companion, in search of quiet and tranquillity; a detox programme for the soul, in one afternoon.


The thatching reed stood tall.


St Bartholomew's tiny church perched above the lane, empty, but with evidence remaining of recent Easter worship.

This is my favourite so far of the many small rural churches that dot the landscape here.























And in the fading light, down the peaceful narrow lanes, to home.

22 comments:

Arthur Ransome said...

So beautiful, thank you.

Sue said...

Another perfect little church.

dinahmow said...

Damn' spam!
But I do want to tell you how uplifting these almost wordless jaunts are.I'll be popping in here for my fix!
I shan't get down to "my" West Country this trip, but I'll pop in her for a fix.

Val + the Girls- BK +CK said...

Lovely :o)

Fran said...

Wow. Fabulous little church. Great pictures.

mountainear said...

So very beautiful, so restful in it's simplicity - and whether one's believes or not it is balm for the soul. Less is more.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your photos. Believe this is the church in Rodhuish where my family lived in the dim and distant past.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Really lovely pictures of the church interior. My favourite is the font - very atmospheric.

rachel said...

Yes, this is the church at Rodhuish. A little jewel.

Shelagh said...

A beautiful and peaceful blog post Rachel. Just what I needed. Thank you. xo

Panyan said...

Thank you for confirming the location. Have you read the book by Penelope Lively called a House Unlocked which is all about her family who lived locally and regularly attended the chapel? Sorry I didn't mean to comment anonymously before and I will try to add my name to this one.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Beautiful pictures of a lovely old church! I love the old stone buildings in the UK.

Bow Street Flowers said...

I love the candle holder. I can see why you love this little church. Going to look up A House Unlocked.
Thanks, Rachel.

Bow Street Flowers said...

I love the candle holder. I can see why you love this little church. Going to look up A House Unlocked.
Thanks, Rachel.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Beautiful! You made my day Rachel! Two years ago we were home (yes, despite the airports closings and the Icelandic volcano!)...This year we are getting a new roof...
Blessings,

the veg artist said...

A peaceful, plain but beautiful building for quiet contemplation. Perfect.

Anne said...

Lovely photos of the church - were you tempted to have a go at bell ringing?
It's a lovely morning here - cold and bright.

Jen said...

I love the simple beauty of the church. And your phrase--detox for the soul. I didn't know what thatching reed looks like (growing). Such lovely tranquil, restorative scenes. Thank you!

Jen

Toffeeapple said...

A charming little church, pretty wallk too.

judy in ky said...

So beautiful, and you have captured it so well.

Pearl said...

How lovely, and how completely different from my own world!

Greetings from Minneapolis,

Pearl

hasenschneck said...

Thanks for the recommendation. This is going on my list. Reminds me a little of the church at Kilve. x

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