The theme for our travel pics this week is C for Churches
Today, it’s a sweet little church, call Saint James at Avebury.
I’m an Australian. We’ve only had European settlement (and hence, permanent structures) here for about 230 years.
So to find a little church, in a little village, that has been standing for more than a thousand years is literally awe-inspiring.
Saint James has, for example, a baptismal font that has been used to christen children since just after 1000 A.D.
It has a Saxon nave – also from the 11th century – and two of the Saxon windows even remain, a thousand years on. That’s astounding.
Then, outside, the graveyard … the resting place for centuries worth of locals. And that doesn’t even mention the massive henge stones that surround the village.
Avebury is certainly worth a look, if you get the chance.