Churches Project no.16 – A return to North Stoke, West Sussex

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There is something to be said for returning to a location or indeed a church which I have previously visited. The benefit of familiarity and the knowledge of the images taken before, help me to see things with a fresh pair of eyes, to explore new angles and find fresh compositions. The light can of course be different even in the interior of a church building, so a return visit can hopefully yield some new images.

This was certainly the case when I went back to St Mary the Virgin in North Stoke last week. It’s a particular favourite of mine so whether or not I was able to make some more images didn’t really matter, as I was more than happy to be in this historic and rather timeless place of peace and solitude. I hope the four images in this post help to convey this feeling.

Cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust, the church is no longer used for regular worship but is still consecrated.

If you would like to read the original entry about North Stoke Church and see more photographs then please click here.


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As always do click on any of the images to view a larger version which will open in a new window.

2 Responses to “Churches Project no.16 – A return to North Stoke, West Sussex”

  1. Vicki

    You’ve captured that timeless quality beautifully.
    One can easily imagine the local Squire and Villagers or Farmers attending this church hundreds of years ago.

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