On St. George’s Day April 23rd 2017

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Churches

It is thought the English word ‘church’ is derived from the Greek meaning : ‘thing belonging to the Lord’.

The image conjured of an English village nearly always has in its centre the comforting outline of a spire rising up out of the mists of surrounding fields. The Ordinance Survey maps all have the symbol of the church in the villages guiding us to familiar territory.

Cavendish, Suffolk, UK 602078


                                     (St. Mary The Virgin, Cavendish, Suffolk)

The buildings are often of  warm stone  with a traditional basilica design that sit deep within the surrounding cluster of homes that form our many villages.  These in turn sit within their parishes whose boundaries often reflected the land owned by the local lord.

And of course it is these spires that led to the start of the Englishman’s love affair with horse racing which sprang from local ‘point to points’ i.e. spire to spire.

POINT TO POINT - Suffolk

The buildings are often of  warm stone  with a traditional basilica design that sit deep within the surrounding cluster of homes that form our many villages.  These in turn sit within their parishes whose boundaries often reflected the land owned by the local lord.