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photoblog image Church Visits - 2009    3/15

Church Visits - 2009 3/15

During 2009 I visited 15 churches and featured some of them occasionally on SC. in part.  This series will cover all of them, and for this series you will see that I have used a common theme of layout and presentation for each, which I hope you will enjoy, together with a short piece of sacred music that I hope you will find time to enjoy also.

I believe I showed this church once before, it is the one I was bought up in, christened and confirmed in, and also sung in as a chorister when I was growing up.  It has some nice memories and a long history which can be found here

">The Lamb

Church Visits - 2009 3/15

During 2009 I visited 15 churches and featured some of them occasionally on SC. in part.  This series will cover all of them, and for this series you will see that I have used a common theme of layout and presentation for each, which I hope you will enjoy, together with a short piece of sacred music that I hope you will find time to enjoy also.

I believe I showed this church once before, it is the one I was bought up in, christened and confirmed in, and also sung in as a chorister when I was growing up.  It has some nice memories and a long history which can be found here

">The Lamb

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Apr 2010, 02:28
Excellent, Brian. Nice to be able to montage memories like that.

Might be a horror show, though, for some poor kids who were maltreated by Priests...
Brian Walbey: Thanks for the first bit Ray. As for the other comment IMHO nobody is born to be celibate and these horrible people just take advantage of innocent children, sadly not just in the realm of churches.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Apr 2010, 06:28
Thank you Brian. I remember Royston: it is in a rather flat part of Cambridgeshire if I'm not mistaken
Brian Walbey: Close Chris, the Hertfordshire/Cambridgeshire border is about a mile down the road from here. Royston is on the "H" side, just, where I was born, my parents were both born on the "C" side, but I never held that against them smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 7 Apr 2010, 07:09
Nice work once again Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Tony.
A fine set of pictures Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Apr 2010, 07:53
Wow, Brian. I don't know if my first church is even there anymore! This is saying a lot to show something thst is your roots!
Brian Walbey: I still get back to Royston occasionally to stay with friends but often the church is shut. Mind you they have changed it completely inside since I last went in, at least 40 years ago I should think.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 7 Apr 2010, 08:29
This is a typical large parish church.
Brian Walbey: It is qute a large church Chad, and a lot of the exterior walls are covered in flint, very East Anglian.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 7 Apr 2010, 11:22
You have done it again,great work
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
looks spectacular.....
so many angles and things to shoot....
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, it was an important part of my life while I was growing up, sadly I only got about 20 minutes before they shut the church for the day.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2010, 12:27
I would a venue no less worthy for such a man as yourself, Brian. The church were I was baptised was plulled down many years ago to make working for shopping centre "improvements". I like the view through the gates especially.
Brian Walbey: That's very kind Alan. They have changed the church a lot inside since i was there but at least it is still in use and flourishing I believe.
Lovely Brian, nice to go back to your roots every now and again smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Tracy, it is quite a long way from our home now but we do go back and stay with friends once a year if possible. I hope your visitors arrived o.k., see you all on Saturday.
Really nice, and so full of memories!! I particularly like the three interior shots, churches have such fascinating history as well. Nice job!! The collage looks really good!!

As for the comment on abuse of children, this happens a lot less in religions where the priests are allowed to be married. And let's be very clear here; nobody in their right mind would come up with a bloody useless punishment like celibacy for clergymen!! God surely wouldn't, if there was one. Insanity!

Nevertheless children should never ever be abused in any way!

Having said all that, we are criticizing pictures here, not people, right?? So to me it sounds a bit odd to comment on child abuse in the first place, but I wanted to have my say about it anyway, being in Ireland where this has been a hot item for weeks in a row now.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your picture comment Marion, very much appreciated. As for the other business I couldn't agree more with you but as Ray raised the subject I felt obliged to off er a reply.
A very nice church to grow up with Brian and presented beautifully smile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Linda, it has been changed quite a bit over the last 40 or so years though.
  • john
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2010, 15:25
With so many changes, nice to see some remembered places don't change that much.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, the building is the same, the layout inside has been changed quite a bit since I was there as a boy.
Nice compilation, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Tom.
well captured !
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Alicia.
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Apr 2010, 20:36
I was only in Royston yesterday, although I didn't stop at the church.
Brian Walbey: Small world then Harv, I suspect the church would have been closed, I gather it only opens at certain times, with stewards. Sadly it's a sign of the times.
You should sell it to their marketing department smile
Brian Walbey: Perhpas I should think about that when next I return to stay with friends Albert.
this is a great series, these would look so good side by side
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek, I hope you still think the same by posting 15.
Simply beautiful Brian
Brian Walbey: I'm almost embarrased with praise over these collages Pam, thanks again.

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