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St. Christopher's Church in Ditteridge hamlet,

near the farm in Bath, England.

The church is so small, the congregation sits under the pastor's nose.



Service Page

 

St. Christopher's Church in Ditteridge hamlet,

near the farm in Bath, England.

The church is so small, the congregation sits under the pastor's nose.



comments (36)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jul 2012, 00:54
One hopes the Pastor does not preach when he has the flu, Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ray. smile
It all has a golden look--very nice...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Larry.
Very nicely framed Ginnie and i love your bronze treatment... i hope the the pastor doesn't spit a bit when he delivers his sermon....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. I also hope they don't have assigned seating!
Well, there went that hour, reading over the history and the trial of one William Clement for robbery in the 16-somethings. I finally decided it couldn't be William the Elder who's entombed in the wall - unless he repented heartily or they decided to put him where they could keep an eye on him!
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Linda, that you read about William Clement. I had taken my magnifying glass out when I first took the picture to see that the elder had died in 1698. All that history in such a little church blows me away!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2012, 05:43
Thats a really pretty shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Very nice Ginnie - I love the plaque commemorating William Clement!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. I wonder how many people in the church are related to William Clement and stare at the plaque while the pastor is preaching?
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk till the end of the month.
  • 18 Jul 2012, 06:17
So the local congregration mop up all the Pastor's words and er umm thingies.
Ginnie Hart: That is definitely one way to put it, Richard...instead of they're hanging onto every word!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jul 2012, 06:35
a homely, warm looking little church, dedicated to St. Christopher - this patron is so suiting to our well -known Chris(topher) - was he baptised ... here? Did you visit a service there?
Ginnie Hart: This delightful little church is within walking distance from the farm. No, Chris was not baptised here, Philine, but nearer to where he was raised in Bath (which we visited last year). And no, we did not attend a service there. We were in Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury on that Sunday while there...a different kind of "service!"
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Jul 2012, 07:01
You are making me see local things in a different light(literally), Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I take your words seriously, Lisl, and am honored. Thank you.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 18 Jul 2012, 07:06
a great use of texture. Have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Oscar. Gracias.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jul 2012, 07:08
You have caught the feel of this fine place perfectly Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. It's really a very special space that I can still feel.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jul 2012, 07:08
No chance of a cheeky nod then wink
Ginnie Hart: Not a chance, SAVO, unless the pastor can take a joke. grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jul 2012, 07:15
Perfect tones for this picture. Delightful composition. I love to visit small churches like this. Chris is a great guide to show us these places.
I love your text, it shows how small it realy was....
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. This church is such a lovely space. I felt so at home there. Chris knew exactly where to take us, for sure.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 18 Jul 2012, 08:03
wow, amazing picture, Ginnie, almost looks like a painting from the renaissance... i like it alot, wish i was there, to say a little prayer smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Elaine. Thank you.
That figure of the pastor's nose is quite a finding Ginnie. I suspect strong perfumes are not recommended!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're exactly right, Juan Carlos. smile
A fine composition with such wonderfully captured details and tone Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
I hope he doesn't sneeze Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jul 2012, 09:36
..so no chance of nodding off then during the service. smile I wonder what William Clement the Elder did to deserve such a plaque?
Ginnie Hart: No chance whatsoever, Alan. And yes, it does make you wonder about William the Elder! smile
I like that the walls are of such different textures.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. I do, too! smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jul 2012, 11:00
A beautiful capture Ginnie with marvelous tones. Wonder if any of the congregation walks out with stiff necks after the ceremony !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Laurette. And HA! Yes, I wonder. smile
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jul 2012, 11:01
You wont be able to fall asleep at his sermons Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Not a chance, Peter. smile
Excellent presentation, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tom.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2012, 12:33
Those old 'hymn boards' as I used to call them (Service Page in this image) have been replaced in today's churches with video screens and technology in new 'mega' churches. I miss the intimacy, the tradition and history, the sense of solemnity and reverence...*sigh* Oops...I went off on another tangent. See what your fascinating image will do to a viewer!
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Sue. I see these hymn boards in almost every European church I enter and just love them. Nothing like what we're used to in the States, for sure! Thanks for the tangent! smile
Chris really found a delightful little church for you here Ginnie, and lots of history it seems.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Brian!
No problem hearing his sermon in those close quarters then. Lovely warm tones, Ginnie, well suited for this cozy crop.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly, and no need for a mic, that's for sure! smile
You captured so many textures! Nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. It was a dream space!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2012, 16:58
The light in this is stunning! Especially love the contrasting whites!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie!
Very much like the colour treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John.
Beautiful shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gail.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jul 2012, 21:15
Had my own chuckle. A service page is also an IT concept - type of webpage support. Anyhow - great picture and turn to Service Page 167
Ginnie Hart: Yes, of course, Louis. I knew it sounded familiar for a reason. smile Thanks.
Wonderfully captured Ginnie. I like the atmosphere!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
your treatment enhances the feel of fading colours and peeling layers. very nicely done
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
That is very nice processing. I love thetones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
I like these small old fashion places of worship. There is something more personal about them, especially if you have a good pastor.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Doug! Thank you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jul 2012, 21:05
Oh Ginnie, this is so wonderful! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherry. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2012, 14:33
well, i guess it sure helps during cold weather.. wink great catch!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure, Rian. smile Thanks.

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