Like last year I thought I would do a roundup of my favourite Churches from 2015. Since I started writing this blog I have visited nearly 150 church's & cemetery's though out the UK. Last year I started a Google Map plotting the visits and locations with a link back to the blog, hopefully I will add a photo of the church as well in the future. In January the first place I featured was Headington Cemetery which is not far from the John Ratcliffe Hospital in Oxford, in fact next door. The next place was the Holy Trinity Headington Quarry where C.S Lewis is buried. It was one of the last ones I visited in 2015. Another church to feature was St John The Baptist Kingston Bagpuize
one I have passed many times but never got to see, I still have to see inside as it seems to be kept locked. The last church that month was St Peter & St Paul Wantage which is a church in a very historic town.
June saw me republish Dorchester Abbey a place which is high on my list to revisit and photograph properly with a visit to St Mary Builth Wells the following week. Week three and I did a piece on Old Sarum Cathedral then a visit to St Matthew Llanelwedd which is one church that foils me to get into as it is always locked.
July I republished St Mary Pembridge which is a fascinating old church with a separate belltower.
Week two and it was a visit to St Mary Newnham Murren a church belonging to the Church Conservation Trust. It's local to be and I have been wanting to revisit for a while, it's just off the Thames Path so worth a detour.
St Mauritius Alltmawr which is the third smallest church in Wales it also has to be one of the more dangerous as the track leading to it is on a blind bend. Not easy to access with a car. was the next church.The last blog that month was piece about the churches in Corf
August saw me in Wales again with Old Llandrindod Wells Church which had a wonderful churchyard to see
The next week it was The Holy Trinity Llandrindod Wells, the church that sort of took over from the Old Church. The church is well worth a visit for the Stained Glass windows
Week three was a republish of St Birnus Dorchester one of the few Catholic churches I have visited, it is one high on my list to return to to photograph properly.
Week four featured St Mary Virgin Wheatley a nice old church which I had a few moments inside to capture. Surprisingly I got a fifth church in for the month and it was a republish of St Matthew Otterbourne which sadly is just the churchyard now and the outline of the church.
September saw three blogs because one week I was away for a break but the first was St Bartholomew's Church Holton a wonderful old church near Oxford that looks to have a nice inside to visit unfortunately it was locked and I could not say when I will get a chance to revisit.
The next two churches were in Wales St Teilos Llandeilo-Graban and a few miles away St Peters Llanbedr
October was the Highlite because I feature two weeks running Highgate Cemetery the second week being Part 2 It was a birthday present from my wife which I loved.
St Bartholmews Lower Basildon another Conservation Trust Church with history and worth a look
then St Peter & St Paul Yattenton which was a church I wanted to visit for a while and worth the effort.
November and the first blog was Halloween which was just me messing around with the photos of headstones but I did end the month with some nice churches like St Frideswide Frilsham
and the gem of St Clements Ashampstead with its Mediavel fresco's
The month ended with a return to Hampstead Norreys on church I had visited in the past and only managed to look inside this year and St Leonards Charlecote
Which was built on the edge of Charlicote park and well worth the vist to see the Tomb Effigies there.