Thursday, January 29, 2009

Old Churches.....

When we were out for a drive the other day we passed a couple of old churches. I took the photos from the car, as it was bitter cold outside. The first one is at a hamlet called Alloa. I tried to find some info about the place on Google and found nothing??? Notice the shed behind the church, that is for the horse and buggies. The sad thing is there are plans for development of new subdivisions/estates on the opposite side of the road, so it will lose it's country feel eventually.



The next one is Union Presbyterian Church which I have to say is a stunning church. This one reminds me of ones back in England.



The last church is St. Lawrence Church in England where we got married (this photo was taken when we were in Britain last year). I featured more photos of the church in this post.



I love old churches......

20 comments:

Dinner/Dishes/Drinking said...

Beautiful!! There is a Catholic church on my street similar to the first one in your post..the red brick one.

Cathy said...

I love old churches and old barns...

Ginnie said...

I love churches too, especially if they are connected with our family history. Lovely pictures.

Abraham Lincoln said...

WE still have some of those horse and buggy churches here with the stoves using coal to keep the members warm. They are old order German Baptists, I think. Anyway I did enjoy having a look at your photographs. Nice post.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Me, too! Especially the ones with the bell that rings at certain hours of the day. I ran across one the other day and had to stop and listen.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely shots gill.
i have many to photograph in these parts...seems like every nook and cranny has a little church.

keep warm and have a great thursday.

hugs

erin

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Gill---I LOVE churches--old and new..I need to blog about some of the churches we have visited on our trips. Your old churches are beautiful--all of them. Thanks for posting this.
Hugs,
Betsy

mommanator said...

wow the first one looks like a church a few miles from dau#2 house in Maryland.
I will have to take some pics of churches here, they dont look so churchlike some places

Tony Wildish said...

Hi Gill,

in England, if not elsewhere, they've started converting old churches into apartments. I'm not sure if that's a good idea myself, sounds like cheap housing and I can't imagine they'd be nice places to live.

Tony.

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful. I love old churches and living in a rural area, old buildings or farm homes.

Poetikat said...

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I came to you by way of Winifred.

Rudee said...

I love old churches too. When I visit a town, I visit the churches as well.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

They are wonderful buildings - such character. A x

Tracey McBride said...

The charm of old churches is undeniable. Thank you so much for sharing your photos. They are a treat for those of us living in a place like southern California, where our old churches are bungalows from the 1920's (if they've even survived). While the weather here is lovely, part of the price we pay for it the lack of such treasures as the old churches you've posted here. Thanks again.
Warmly,
Tracey

George said...

Gil, I also love old churches. Thanks for sharing these three with us.

Mary said...

I love old churches, too and these are both lovely! Too bad they are going to develope around that first one. What a beautiful place you got married!

Winifred said...

Churches are fascinating. These are lovely photos Gill.

Lakeland Jo said...

lovely post Gill

Jess said...

I love old churches.... they ae so pretty and full of history.

Tea Time With Melody said...

Hi Gill, I love old churches too. There is something about them that really brings you closer to heaven. I am not a fan of the new wave churches they don't have the art, history, feel of it all. There is something about walking into an old church and instantly connecting with God.