Sunday, 29 January 2012

Moreton Corbet Church, Shropshire

I shared the beautiful Moreton Corbet visit on the previous blog but I have to share the beautiful church in more detail.

I am a 'quietly religious' person who observes & respects my religion but I do not shout it from the rooftops nor preach it to my friends. 

On my many visits to Ethiopia I was blown away by the way they observe their Christianity - coptic Christians who adher to strict high days & holidays & who fast regularly, spend 4 hours on a Sunday in church etc.

The Debra Berhan Selassie church, in Gonder, Ethiopia, is easily a favourite with its unassuming exterior and then inside there are 104 iconic angels look down from every part of the ceiling & their huge eyes make them instantly recogniseable.

Debra Berhan Selassie church, Gonder, Ethiopia

How amazing is this? It remains my favourite place .....

At Moreton Corbet church in Shropshire I found similar winged angels but they had skulls on the side of them. I do not know the significence but found them a little disturbing. Does anyone know why they should be paired?

Moreton Corbet Castle & church, Shropshire

Then when I stepped up towards the altar area, I was stunned to see this canopy / ceiling - elaborate with shields / family crests & beautifully decorative walls & windows - absolutely stunning. I do not think my photo does it justice ....

Moreton Corbet church, Shropshire

An interesting visit to a beautiful church ... do you visit churches? What is your favourite?

Stop by again soon,  have a great week

Dee ~♥~

2 comments:

  1. Deirdre - your photos and stories are an inspiration to us all. keep them flowing and giving us all pleasure...

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    1. You are too kind Liz, as you know, I just love getting out & exploring with the camera & some willing girlies ....

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