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For most preachers, Monday is their day of rest.

I know because my dad was a preacher in his day.


From the Church of St. Michael and All Angels (12th c.)

in Castle Frome, Herefordshire, England.



Pew Research

 

For most preachers, Monday is their day of rest.

I know because my dad was a preacher in his day.


From the Church of St. Michael and All Angels (12th c.)

in Castle Frome, Herefordshire, England.



comments (40)

  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 4 Jun 2012, 01:11
The textures are sublime ... they look like they've been there a long time. Is the floor wooden as well?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Geoff. Good question about the floor. Lisl called it a block floor...but is that stone or wood? It's funny but I never paid attention to the part under the pews. The rest was indeed stone.
The pews are simple in design Ginnie but i see that there is a family crest on each of them.... nice composition....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I love the thought that the pillows are family crests, Peter. I love stuff like that. Thanks.
lol! clever title!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dennis. grin
I love this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gail. smile
this is a nice pov which shows the simplicity and understated charm
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. I so agree about the understated charm!
This is such a peaceful image. I feel the weight lifting from me just looking at it. I like too that each pew has a different book cover on its end- are those hymnals?!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. Those are actually pillows but how they are used I'm not quite sure. I bet Lisl and/or Chris know!
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jun 2012, 05:28
Lovely benches, full of character, Ginnie. They look good against the block floor and stone walls
Ginnie Hart: With my history in the church, Lisl, I eat this stuff up...especially in these OLD churches! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jun 2012, 06:29
A fine study Ginnie. I am by co-incidence going back to Herefordshire today
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. Enjoy your day back in that neck of the woods. I'll never forget it.
There's a rugged, determination to the look of this shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. I just love these old, small churches. They look so cozy.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jun 2012, 07:01
This is a wonderful shot of the very peaceful place. I think it is a wood block floor. The rest of the floor was brick. Love the composition.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. I'll never forget this cozy church out in the middle of nowhere!
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 4 Jun 2012, 07:41
Superbe tout simplement....Bonne journée.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jany. Merci.
Phew, very fine church furniture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I thought so, too, Chad. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2012, 09:28
So simple when it's empty like this. Love the different textures..and almost monochromatic color scheme. Well seen!
Ginnie Hart: I have really grown to love these old churches when they're empty, Marcie. Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jun 2012, 10:41
Oh pew, a nice place to visit I guess. Also according to Astrid's picture. She would easily carve her name in a pew during a sermon, wouldn't she?
Ginnie Hart: HA! If Astrid thought she could get away with it, Louis, I'm sure she would! grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jun 2012, 10:52
Good looking pews, Ginnie.

I think it might be wise to keep their location secret, or Chris might decide to call one a garden bench and take it home.
Ginnie Hart: Even though Chris was with us, Ray, that thought never entered my mind. Do I dare ask him, I wonder?! smile
I would guess the pews are Victorian but they are very fine in a mice simple rustic way
Ginnie Hart: I love this kind of simplicity, Bill, truth be told...much more than the ornamentation of "high churches."
Goes without saying I like this, and the link shows me what a fine old and simple church this is. Our Minister takes his day of rest on Saturday's, or is supposed to, but does he, not very often!
Ginnie Hart: Saturday was often a wedding or funeral day, Brian, as well as a day for preparing the Sunday sermons (two of them). So I know for sure that Saturday was NOT a day of rest for Dad. But yes, I knew you'd like this church.
it's funny, i don't think any of us have a 'day of rest' anymore.. it would be a good idea to put it back into our fast paced society smile lovely picture!
Ginnie Hart: A day of rest was "created" for a reason, Elaine, as you and I both know! I don't care what day of the week it is as long as it's there!
  • Marie LC
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2012, 11:52
Very nice angle and composition. Beautiful shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marie. Merci.
I love this image, Ginnie; simple, yet so rich in textures and atmosphere, Would it be a sacrilege to imagine one of those pillows being used by a bored and sleepy parishioner as he curled up on the pew for a snooze during one of the preacher's sermons?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Beverly. I'm not sure a nap inside a church would be considered a sacrilege, as long as the parishioner didn't snore. grin
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jun 2012, 12:46
Excellent capture with brilliant point of view.
Lovely colour tones. Well seen and well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elsabe. smile
How interesting Ginnie...I suppose permanently attached kneelers are included on their lower back part, floor would not work for me!
Ginnie Hart: The floor wouldn't work for me either, Juan Carlos. smile Thanks.
You may not know it, Ginnie, but you have committed an unintentional pun - there's an outfit in Washington called the "Pew Research Center" smile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Tom, I'm familiar with that outfit, which is where I got the title. I wonder if someone would "get" it. smile Thanks.
It's so unusual to see parquet flooring in a church.
I have been to Frome in Wiltshire. wink
Didn't know that Castle Frome was in Herefordshire.

Did you know that Warwick University is located in Coventry, not Warwick? Ha... Really funny!
Ginnie Hart: It's all in the name, LC, or so they say. I love trivia like that. smile Thanks.
The natural timeles weathered patiner on the end of the pews does it for me Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And for me, too, Richard! Thank you.
I want that pillow on the very first pew! I saw a pew in one of my wabi-sabi excursions in a nearby vintage store. Oh, how I would LOVE to own one! Wonderful capture missy!
Ginnie Hart: I love these pillows and pews, Robin. I could see a short pew in a house entryway or in a loft home...somewhere. Wouldn't that be fun. Thank you, Lady.
Fine treatment as always Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I like the different textures here: old oak, big stones in the wall and nice cushions.
Ginnie Hart: Everything that is palpable...YES, Wim. I agree. Bedankt.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 4 Jun 2012, 16:59
Very nice! I love the dutch styled churches, back to the middle age, beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: This is actually a church in England, Luiza, but I have a feeling we could find one in the Netherlands that would look similar. smile Danke.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jun 2012, 17:04
It looks such a delightful church. I love the contrast of the stone and wood.
Ginnie Hart: You would love this church, Cherry. In fact, you can see more of it here in my post today at In Soul: http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2012/06/england-2012-ledbury-and-wales.html
  • mark
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jun 2012, 18:06
Nice warm feel to that shot - works well, I can almost smell the interior
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mark. It just struck me that it's a good time to be showing my images of England while you go through this grand Diamond Jubilee!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 4 Jun 2012, 18:09
The truth is I'm not a believer in any religion, but the motives and decorations of the temples always fascinated me
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure many would say the same thing, Oscar. There is always the curiosity for the places of worship around the world. Gracias.
Great image with wonderful textures and tones Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Jun 2012, 19:14
I really enjoy your style of processing/presenting your images. I have seen it evolve while visiting here for quite a while. This is no exception Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Frida. Thank you!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2012, 20:19
they look really old, but sturdy.. nice capture!
Ginnie Hart: Old and sturdy. I like that, Rian. They've lasted a long-long time! smile Thanks.
So simple and so beautiful. Lovely shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Michael.
powerful shot, love contrast and shadows, nice work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Fabrizio. Grazie.
very well taken Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
Sheila and I love visiting old churches Ginnie you can always find something of interest in them, unusual to see a wooden floor.
Ginnie Hart: You and Sheila would love the places we visit, then, Peter. And yes, the wood surprised us, too.
Very nicely done, Ginnie. Like the textures and colouring.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.

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