LINCOLNSHIRE CAM. Photographs taken in Lincolnshire and other areas/topics by David Bennett.
Following on from the last post at Swinhope & Thorganby, on the same visit I photographed the village church.
The little Church of All Saints, tucked away at Thorganby in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-60mm Lumix lens.
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Sorry, I made a mess of that comment, David. What I wanted to say was what a beautiful church it is. I love the combination of white painted plaster and old stone work inside. That stained glass window is lovely. I think it must be a place of great tranquillity, and its setting is wonderful. Is it still in use now? I often wonder what will happen to these ancient churches when people stop going to church. I do hope there are enough worshippers to keep them alive. They are so important for communities as well.
Hi Val, thank you for your encouraging comment. The church is still in use but that might be only once a month, a vicar will serve several churches on a circuit.I love these little out of the way churches and prefer them to the large, majestic churches and cathedrals. There's always at least one unusual feature that makes them unique and their intimate size gives them a calm atmosphere and of course, hardly any other photographers are interested in them so I get them all to myself!!
What a delightful church, we try to visit churches wherever we go and often there are no other people about. I remember one particular church where we were looking around and the caretaker came in. She wanted to close the church but insisted we stayed as long as wished and gave us the keys to lock up after we left. We returned the keys to a nearby cottage. Guess we must have looked trustworthy.
I find these secluded little churches have more to interest me than the grand cathedrals and there's often an unexpected, unique feature. David.