Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Very Old Church

This is St Mary's Anglican Church, found in the small Lake District town of Kirkby Lonsdale in England. Parts of the church were built in the early 12th century with various additions occurring through the centuries until it was restored in 1866 in its present form and it is now historically designated.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click here to see more religious buildings.

16 comments:

Sharon said...

There are so many of these wonderful old churches in England.

Birdman said...

It would inspire me to take out the camera too.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

And what a sky!! I do love visiting English churches.

Ruth Kelly said...

I was thrilled to see the old churches in England and that some of my ancestors had their ordinances done there. This one looks very much like another one I saw.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful. The idea of anything built in the 1100s really does seem old to Canadians, doesn't it? If any explorers visited Canada in the 12th century, they would have been Vikings who built shelters but decided the place wasn't fit for longterm human habitation.
K

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful! What a unique location for the clock. Thanks for sharing it this week.

Laura. M said...

I like is a very strong building. Nice sky Pat :))

William Kendall said...

A beautiful church!

The Lake District is one part of England I must see!

Randy said...

Beautiful design.

Debs said...

There's just something about old churches that give me a sense of calm. Beautiful photo.

Mike said...

Can't believe you didn't pop in for a cuppa - this is just 7 miles from us.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the stone work & that blue sky. great find. hope you are well. enjoy your week. ( :

hamilton said...

You had a lovely day for this visit in an odd place. I'm sure there's a story there somewhere.

Jack said...

What a charming country church. It took me a moment to realize that this was a church from your England trip.

llandudnopictures said...

Hope you popped into The Sun Inn, which is just behind the church? Great shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

Handsome structure! I love the look of old stone churches.