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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 1st May, 2020)

St Michael's Church Garden


St Michael's Church Garden
Swinley.

Photo: David  (Sony DSC-RX100)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 1st May 2020 at 00:16

My grandma live just up the road on Swinley Lane. never knew there was a church garden there. I guess I was afraid to explore because it wasn't Catholic.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 1st May 2020 at 04:44

I guess when my Grandma lived there, I was even too small to see over the wall. When I was tall enough she had moved to the bottom end of Eggleston Street

Comment by: Philip G. on 1st May 2020 at 08:27

The 'cropping' of the tree, and gentle lift of the blue are nicely done, I feel, while the 'Garden's wall reminds me of those once heated from within for the growing of fruit trees; The ash removed from holes at the base of the walls.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st May 2020 at 09:01

Looks a very pleasant place to sit and reflect
under the shady tree.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st May 2020 at 09:28

What a lovely, peaceful scene. So inviting, and seems so fitting for the first of May. My granddaughter and I always say "White Rabbits" to each other on the first of May, but it has had to be a text this year, (and she beat me to it!). xx

Comment by: Mick on 1st May 2020 at 11:17

It would be a great place to sit eating your Fish & Chips, if Earl St chippie hadnt been taken over by the Chinese.

Comment by: Garry on 1st May 2020 at 11:42

Love it!

Comment by: Beryl on 1st May 2020 at 12:15

Derek donomination really doesn't matter where church is concerned. We still worship the same God and the same Jesus so I am sure you would be most welcome. Church yards/gardens are always such peaceful places. I also love wondering around them looking at the gravestones and wondering about the stories of those residing there.

Comment by: Maureen on 1st May 2020 at 15:04

Derek,I'm Roman Cathoilc,but I've been in the Parish Church and in various churches
in Portugal..God doesn't differentiate between religions,and I'm sure neither would the Priests / Vicars...go and enjoy looking round.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st May 2020 at 15:47

I recall when we Catholics had to get permission to go to a wedding or christening service in a non- Catholic Church. I am glad that doesn't happen anymore. I'm all for Church Unity, there's only one God, it was so narrow minded and bigoted in the past.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 1st May 2020 at 16:41

Beryl, that is a nice sentiment you expressed. However I was brought up as a Catholic and was brainwashed like many Catholics into believing that no other religion was recognized, and only Catholics went to heaven.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st May 2020 at 18:16

I agree, Beryl. I love a mooch round a churchyard, particularly on a sunny day. They are such peaceful places.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 1st May 2020 at 20:49

The comments remind me of a Dave Allen joke about Heaven and Catholics believing they were the only ones there.

Comment by: Maureen on 1st May 2020 at 22:58

True Elizabeth,my Mam was Church of England who turned Catholic for my Dad,my hubby is Church of England,and religion is never mentioned in our house..it's caused too many problems throughout history..nobody but nobody should ever think that they are better than anyone else..mind you some still do.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 2nd May 2020 at 18:00

I know what you mean Maureen.I believe that it's not so much religion that is to be blamed,more how it is interpreted by a lot of people that causes problems.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 25th May 2020 at 02:49

Nice pic. I never knew there was a garden...

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