When I drive over to see Mum in her nursing home, I always go the slightly longer but far prettier route because it avoids the motorway (M4). This is because nowadays at weekends they shut parts of the motorway so my sister had wisely advised me to find an alternative route.
While I was finding my way along the narrow country roads, I drove past two beautiful old Churches. I kept saying to myself, I would like to have a look around, so today, after I left Mum, I visited one.
This is St Mary’s Church, White Waltham.
I wasn’t expecting the Church to be open but it was and so I went inside. I was the only one there so I took the opportunity to have some quiet time to myself.
Afterwards, I noticed a lady elder of the Church was also there and I asked if I could look around. I was told this was fine.
They had some lovely stained glass windows.
I particulalry liked the sheep involvement.
So important, I think.
And this window definitely had a message for me.
Outside again and I walked around caught up in my own world. A nice gardener told me that this yew tree is over 1000 years old!
I love the chequerboard gable. This is what originally drew me to want to look around as I drove past.
Half an hour later, I left feeling much more peaceful about my life and what is happening.