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St Beuno's Chuch Culbone. Said to be the smallest complete parish church in the country. At a pinch it will seat 33 people which these days would be more than enough for the average congregation 

 

The building you see certainly dates back to the 12th century and may also have a few Saxon bits 

Soggysetshire

St Beuno's Chuch Culbone. Said to be the smallest complete parish church in the country. At a pinch it will seat 33 people which these days would be more than enough for the average congregation 

 

The building you see certainly dates back to the 12th century and may also have a few Saxon bits 

comments (28)

Right out of a horror movie > in b&w that is. I like it.
Bill Phillips: I was going to post it in colour but decided not to!
Amazing!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Holliesmile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 May 2014, 04:43
It looks like a lots of ghosts have fun at night at this place.
Great shot and love the creepy mood here.
Bill Phillips: I'm not sure it would be much fun here at night grin
Looks a scary place with great history, one to avoid at night superb capture Bill.
Bill Phillips: It could be a bit spooky at night Scotia
  • Shane
  • United States
  • 7 May 2014, 05:51
Love this bill....creepy
Bill Phillips: Hammer Horror comes to mind Shane grin
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 7 May 2014, 06:01
And the only way to get there, it seems, is on foot
Bill Phillips: or horseback
i like the upright lines of the church as opposed to the tilt of the crosses/headstones. very nice, Bill!
Bill Phillips: The gravestones are sagging a bit!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2014, 06:48
Who is St. Beuno - oh, there are so many saints in GB who are unknown to our continentals - a lovely, little, old church I had liked to visit. I wonder about the spire - half broken down?

"Saint Beuno (died 640) was a 7th-century Welsh holy man and Abbot of Clynnog Fawr in Gwynedd, on the Llŷn peninsula." (wikipedia)
Bill Phillips: Clearly our Saints dont travel well....like some fine winesgrin. The top of the spire is obscured by the trees Philine
It would be totally worth whatever it took to get there, Bill, from my perspective. What a dream.
Bill Phillips: It was worth it Ginne. It is a tiny delight!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2014, 08:39
See, your exertions were worth it after all. An awful lot of effort for just 33 people but then the population where God-fearing hen.
Bill Phillips: They were indeed Alan.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2014, 08:51
Fine B&W with the church nestling below the bank of trees.

So did you feel as though the exertions were worth it and was there a bus stop round the corner?
Bill Phillips: They were worth it Mike....no bus but the walk down was a lot easier!
I'd love to have a look inside, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Tune in on Friday Pauline!
I thought this was a drawing. I don't know how but it is remarkable.
Bill Phillips: A genuine photograph Mary.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 7 May 2014, 10:02
Your photograph has a certain style to it.
Bill Phillips: All my pictures have style Ridge
The size was a bit of forward thinking, considering the present state of play with congregations.
Bill Phillips: Probably big enough for most parishes these days
Great treatment Bill: it does have an eerie feel to it
Bill Phillips: It was really very charming grin
Having nearly killed yourself getting there it really was worth all the effort, what a delightful little church.
Bill Phillips: It was well worth it Brian
I hope you didn't spend my supper money on a taxi back.
Bill Phillips: I walked....downhill is easier
wow yourself and Brian are on the same mark today...
lovely black and whte effect Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Ronky
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 May 2014, 15:03
Saxon is a kind of horse that you will need a bit?
A great picture and b&w fits it.
Bill Phillips: Much obliged sir.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 7 May 2014, 17:04
What was the building really like ? [grin]
Bill Phillips: It was in colour
It looks so inviting, why only 33...smile
Bill Phillips: I have no idea could be more if they all had very small bums
A bit scary but quite worth the long walk climb Bill!
Bill Phillips: It was well worth it Richard
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2014, 19:27
It certainly looks an interesting place
Bill Phillips: Worth the climb Anne
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2014, 21:08
33 is a holy number- Jesus was 33 years old when he was crucifixed - a possible answer to Frank.
Bill Phillips: That had crossed my mind Philine
Good idea to use the B&W on this one, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Tom. I was going to post the colour version but changed my mind at the last minute
Some friends of our got married here because they wanted a small wedding - and they got it!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 May 2014, 22:17
Its a fine little chuch, as chuchs go, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It was indeed

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