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The Churchyard

I find places of worship magnificently austere,

The ornate steeple and arched stained glass,

Hard wooden pews regimented in neat little rows,

Hymn books stacked in neat little piles, 265 more words


St Oswald’s Church, Filey

Although it seems unnecessary on most occasions, I usually tag “Filey” on to any mention of St Oswald’s. There is a namesake church at nearby Flamborough. 259 more words



On yesterday’s walk to Wilfholme Landings I looked around Watton and Beswick churchyards.  I’m not sure I’m a true taphophiliac, because I have never really pondered my feelings of contentment whenever I wander round a graveyard. 958 more words


A Country Churchyard

This was taken as I stood underneath the oldest Yew tree in Europe.

A tiny village in Wales is believed to be home to Britain’s oldest tree – a yew that first took took root more than 5,000 years ago.   53 more words


Scything at St John's Church

Today I have been teaching a group of volunteers at St John’s Church at Sharow near Ripon in North Yorkshire. The Church has been developing it’s site, including an award winning conservation area in the grounds. 172 more words


Wildlife in Churchyards

I loathe a tidy churchyard. I hate to see their freshly mown grass and neatly trimmed edges. Give me unkempt, wild and natural graveyards any day. 226 more words

The Loneliest Gravestone? Dejection and Mortuary Archaeology

Lonely things made me sad, lonely tombs most of all. Lonely funerary monuments in urban centres are particularly uncanny and dejected.

What defines loneliness in archaeodeath terms? 1,404 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory