Autumn Churches

On a wet cloudy day I looked back at some of my favourite Somerset churches in autumn.

Holy Cross - Weston Bampfylde, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0626

Holy Cross – Weston Bampfylde, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0626

This little church is a hidden treasure down one of the many narrow lines in south Somerset.

Church of St Lawrence, Cucklington

The church has impressive views across Somerset.  A nearby bench on the road overlooking the village is a great spot for cyclists to take a break.

Church of St Lawrence - Cucklington, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0471

Church of St Lawrence – Cucklington, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0471

St Nicholas Church, Bratton Seymour

Another church hidden down a lane from the main road.  Situated on the edge of a steep hill side it is beautifully illuminated each autumn equinox.

St Nicholas Church on an Autumn Dawn - Bratton Seymour, Somerset, England. ID 805_0128

St Nicholas Church on an Autumn Dawn – Bratton Seymour, Somerset, England. ID 805_0128

Church of St Cuthbert, Wells

In spring the church yard is full of daffodils.  This is the largest parish church in Somerset and played a starring role in the file Hot Fuzz.

Church of St Cuthbert - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5461

Church of St Cuthbert – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5461

St Mary the Virgin, Compton Pauncefoot

During the harvest period I often choose to cycle through Compton Pauncefoot.  The newly gathered bales in the fields create their own mist.

Bales in Autumn Mist - Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, UK. ID 804_9452

Bales in Autumn Mist – Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, UK. ID 804_9452

St Lawrence Church, Rodney Stoke

This church is hidden away in this small village between Wells and Cheddar.  Surrounded by hills, woods, fields and narrow lanes it a great place to start a walk.

St Lawrence Church - Rodney Stoke, Somerset, UK. ID DSCN0053

St Lawrence Church – Rodney Stoke, Somerset, UK. ID DSCN0053

Church of St John the Baptist, Buckhorn Weston

Guest church for this Somerset blog as its in north Dorset.  I regularly cycle passed the church on my way home.  At the bottom of a very steep hill its a great excuse to stop for a few minutes rest.

Church of St John the Baptist - Buckhorn Weston, Dorset near Somerset border, UK. ID DSC_0456

Church of St John the Baptist – Buckhorn Weston, Dorset near Somerset border, UK. ID DSC_0456

Church of St Lawrence, Priddy

When we researched our family history it lead us back to the small village of Priddy high up in the Mendip Hills.

Priddy Church - Somerset, UK. ID 803_5390

Priddy Church – Somerset, UK. ID 803_5390

St James, Milton Clevedon

The church in the farmyard is about as rural as you can get.  On a couple of occasions I have had to wait in the farmyard as a herd of cows strolls back to the farm for milking.

St James the church in the farmyard - Milton Clevedon, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0775

St James the church in the farmyard – Milton Clevedon, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0775

Church of the Holy Cross, Babcary

I often visit Babcary for its wonderful flower meadows.  When I do I park on the other side of the village next to this church.

Church of the Holy Cross - Babcary, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0656

Church of the Holy Cross – Babcary, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0656

And Finally…

The church at the top of the hill in Uphill.

Uphill Church at night - North Somerset, UK. ID SOMVIL/07

Uphill Church at night – North Somerset, UK. ID SOMVIL/07

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