Tiny, old fashioned, Birchwood Church

Over the weekend there was a fundraising event at Birchwood Church.  Birchwood is one of the hamlets of the parish of Buckland St Mary, so not far from here. We’d have never found this church if it was not for the special signs put up for the weekend.  It’s down a country road we’ve been down before but very well hidden.  You have to open a gate, walk through some woods and there nestling amongst the trees is tiny Birchwood Church.

Tiny Birchwood Church

Time has stood still at this little church.  There is no electricity – lighting is by oil lamps and candles, and the heating is a wood burning stove.  I’ve never seen one of those in a church before. 

This weekend there were also flower displays, and one of those was right on top of the wood burning stove.

Flowers on the woodburning stove

I can just imagine in days of yore, all the people of the village walking to morning service on a Sunday in this quaint little church.

The inside of Birchwood Church

This weekend a local couple had set up a marquee outside on the grass and were serving tea and cake to raise money for new windows for the church.  They raised over £600 so that was a really good effort.

Such a lovely little church, it’s good to think it is still being used, even though not often, but regularly.


1 Comment »

  1. Christine said

    There is nothing quite like the feel of an old church, particularly if you can be there by yourself. Peace fills every part of you and you feel safe and enveloped in tranquility.
    I envy you this church.

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