Thursday, 29 March 2012

St Mary - Upwaltham

I don't think we realise in the UK just how much heritage there is in the UK.

For instance on Saturday I was in West Sussex and driving along came across St Mary the Virgin, Upwaltham. It sits now a grassy lane and sits in "god's acre" amid fields. Skylarks could be heard singing.

The church is 12th century meaning it is over 800 years old and has seen much come and go. It was built by the Normans which with its apse is clear to see. Strangely there was a couple there admiring it. Let us hope it sees another 800 years serving its tiny community.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's was the first purpose built Anglican Cathedral and the only one in a non-gothic style if memory serves. It's a fine building to look at, it seems beautifully proportioned much more so that Wren's churches.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

St Dunstan in the East

I was in London on Sunday and walked from the Tower of London to the Wigmore Hall.

I passed the remain of St Dunstan in the East which is the bombed out remains of a medieval church with a Wren Tower. The church has been turned into a city garden and very atmospheric it is too. If I worked nearby it would be a great space to sit and read.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Small Children and My Father

Parents dread rain on holidays as it is harder to keep children amused. I have an 80 year old dad who hates rain!

The slumped shoulders say it all....