St Mary’s Church, White Waltham

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.

It helped.

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.

12 thoughts on “St Mary’s Church, White Waltham

  1. Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth

    I’m so glad you had a bit of quiet time to yourself – in such a special place – after all the stress and worry you’re having.

  2. Sam

    Sacred sites really can help soothe one’s spirit. And how lovely is this church! I love this kind of stained glass windows. So many sheep! The gable end is really amazing.

  3. Linda

    I’m glad for you, that you found this church – I hope you are able to visit it often. As Sam says, sacred sites really do bring peace and quiet.

    P.S. Based on what I’m seeing here, and in all the British mysteries we watch, you really have some of the most beautiful churches – big and small – in the world.

  4. Judith Garbutt

    A visit to a beautiful church is definitely good for the soul! Pleased that you were able to have this peaceful interlude and thank you for the stunning pictures.

  5. Dona

    Beautiful pictures and church. Love the sheep stained glass and quotes. Glad you are able to find a quiet place to sit and think.

  6. darby callahan

    It is as if you were meant to be in that church with its message of comfort and of course the sheep! seeing this raised my spirits as well.

  7. diane in northern wis

    What a special way to end a visit with your Mum, by visiting this beautiful church and resting for a bit in God’s peace and love for you. You were led there.

  8. Dot

    What a beautiful church, how lovely that it was open and offering a peaceful space and sanctuary. Best wishes to you, your Mum and family.


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