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photoblog image A Yorkshire Weekend - Haworth 5/6

A Yorkshire Weekend - Haworth 5/6

Yesterday I posted a shot taken outside the parish church of St.Michael and All Angels at Haworth and today this is one of the inside. I will explain why it is not my usual shot of the whole chancel but rather one side only.

At the rear of the church is a big notice bidding welcome to photographers, both professional and amateur.  I stood here taking this photograph and as I did so the minister walked straight past me and stood almost in front of me as if I wasn't there, filling the right hand side of the frame, fiddled around with a bit of paper and then walked off. Hence I had to cut the right hand side off the picture.  I moved in to the chancel and took a picture of the altar before hearing a voice from a "Jobsworth" behind me say that pictures were not to be taken past the chancel step and would I please move. I "bit my tongue" and left the church at that point.

Where was the much trumpeted welcome highlighted on the notice I mentioned, this is the only time I can remember ever leaving a church without putting a donation in the box at the back of the church.

A Yorkshire Weekend - Haworth 5/6

Yesterday I posted a shot taken outside the parish church of St.Michael and All Angels at Haworth and today this is one of the inside. I will explain why it is not my usual shot of the whole chancel but rather one side only.

At the rear of the church is a big notice bidding welcome to photographers, both professional and amateur.  I stood here taking this photograph and as I did so the minister walked straight past me and stood almost in front of me as if I wasn't there, filling the right hand side of the frame, fiddled around with a bit of paper and then walked off. Hence I had to cut the right hand side off the picture.  I moved in to the chancel and took a picture of the altar before hearing a voice from a "Jobsworth" behind me say that pictures were not to be taken past the chancel step and would I please move. I "bit my tongue" and left the church at that point.

Where was the much trumpeted welcome highlighted on the notice I mentioned, this is the only time I can remember ever leaving a church without putting a donation in the box at the back of the church.

comments (13)

  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 27 Nov 2009, 00:30
Strange behaviour may be he didnt agree with policy.good photo by the way
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage, I managed to get away with a reasonable shot as you say.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Nov 2009, 02:01
You were one lucky photographer, Brian.

The notice out the front is to entice you inside, like Hansel & Gretel into the Candy House.

Once inside, the normal practice is to grab you, manacle you, drag you down to the dungeons where they fatten you for use as a sacrifice at the next auspicious event.

I can only believe you survived by either:
1. smearing garlic on your G10, or
2. pretending to be a senior citizen, unlikely to have retained any vestiges of virginity.

Love your final defiant act of ignoring the donation box.

[grin...I had fun with this one!!!]
Brian Walbey: Lol. The senior citizen bit must have been the clincher I think Ray, but then so was he. Thanks for your very amusing comment.
We carry a bag of change to donate when we look round churches...don't think I would have donated here either!
Brian Walbey: It was a shame, it is a nice church but this guy just put me off Bill.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 27 Nov 2009, 08:20
Lovely image Brian, so much to look atsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 27 Nov 2009, 09:04
Painful people everywhere Brian, l would have with held a donation as well
Brian Walbey: He was a little man who thought he was big I suppose Tony.
Wonderful capture Brian. I like the perspective to the stained glass window!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
When they open their donation box ands its empty, maybe they will review their skills in dealing with the public who help a lot with their donations. Still a nice shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda, I went and had afternoon tea and gorgeous scones, cream and jam instead smile
I dont blame you one bit Brian..and they wonder why their attendance is dropping.
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Ron. Thanks for commenting.
You can get some funny people in churches Brian, and it sounds like they have got their share. Nice shot anyway.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
Nice photo, and nice to know why it is unbalanced. I also would not have left a donation - very rude man.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. He was a little man and we know how stroppy they can be sometimes.
I love the inside of churches, lots of character and smells that help tell a story. The stained glass window is very bright and colourful which generates warmth and a smile.
I always pass on at least 1 of my photos to the vicar in charge, just a gesture of goodwill for them to do as they will with, but on this occassion i think id've attached a note suggesting that the welcome to photographers notice should perhaps be removed as the welcome seems to have run out. Jobsworth's!!!!!
Brian Walbey: Certainly not the way to behave to attract visitors I didn't think Dave.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2009, 12:55
Yes, a really strange behaviour of the minister and...- but nevertheless I like the picture capturing a bit of the lovely atmosphere in this church! I hope one of the responsible church staff may read your complaint! Till now I have only good and friendly experiences in English churches!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. I was quite surprised myself, subsequently I never got a good look round the church.
what a great shot
you're getting such great images of these spots
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, it is a subject I enjoy, they might be even better if I could be bothered to use a tripod, (I'm a bit lazy in that area.)

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