Monday, 10 August 2015

St Birnus Dorchester



St Birnus is a small Catholic church in Dorchester Oxfordshire. I remember being taken there on some occasion by my mother when I was quite young. I remember little about it other than where it was. I had the chance to visit it a few years ago  and took a few photos. The church was originally built in the 1850s by architect William Wardell




St Birnus as you walk through the churchyard to it









It is quite a small churchyard with a few graves in it.























Round what is the front you can see this statue which I think is St Birnus, the photo on the right is stitched as at the time I did not have a wide angle lens.



























The eternal architecture is worth stopping to looking at










but inside will knock your socks off. The following photos were taken freehand so could be a bit out of focus.




 A small rood screen leads to the chancel with the altar





Stained galss and a statue of St Birnus can be seen in the nave.









 




 The main entrance is through the gate here  and on Monday they say a Latin Mass but if you don't want to go then it is still worth looking round and spend some time in the church

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots...I love these old stone churches

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  2. What a lovely church. The ceiling in the sanctuary was amazing. So different from what I expected.

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  3. An interesting small church. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Another amazing find Bill. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. A fabulous series on this beautiful church. I like the outside and inside shots. An excellent job of presenting this church.

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