An Easter Walk

On Easter Sunday, I went to Church and I took my iPad so thought you might like to see some of the photos which I took.

Walk through the Bluebells

The walk to Church starts with a trail through the woods, at this time everywhere is covered in a lush carpet of Bluebells.

The village cricket ground. The field is still quite lush but you can see the area where the wickets will go is already rock hard and flat.

The village cricket ground. The field is still quite lush but you can see the area where the wickets will go is already rock hard and flat.

Following the cricket ground is a large park with 6 or 7 football pitches.  The goals stay up permanently but the netting and flags appear only for the Sunday League football fixtures.

Following the cricket ground is a large park with 6 or 7 football pitches. The goals stay up permanently but the netting and flags appear only for the Sunday League football fixtures.

First sight of the church

Partway down the park, the church steeple comes into view. The beautiful church bells however can be heard from twice as far away.

All Saints Church, Leavesden.

Interior Photo

I took these photos after the 90 minute service to celebrate Easter, the most important event in the church calendar as opposed to Christmas, the most important event in the commercial and consumerist calendar!

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All Saints Church was designed by the same man responsible for the Houses of Parliament!

The Altar and Quire, the church choir sit on both sides and I've skilfully managed not to fit either side in very well.

The Altar and Quire, the church choir sit on both sides and I’ve skilfully managed not to fit either side in very well.

The Lady Chapel, a smaller and more intimate chapel within the larger church.

The Lady Chapel, a smaller and more intimate chapel within the larger church.

The church is beautifully decorated with a variety of spring time flowers on all the windows and pillars.

The church is beautifully decorated with a variety of spring time flowers on all the windows and pillars.

Saint Alban, one of the most prominent early British Christians who was martyred by the Romans at what is now the beautiful city of St Albans.  The Abbey Cathedral there is incredibly beautiful.

Saint Alban, one of the most prominent early British Christians who was martyred by the Romans at what is now the beautiful city of St Albans. The Abbey Cathedral there is incredibly beautiful and I happen to do day tours to this lovely old city!

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Looking down the nave from the font back to the altar.

On the way out, I bought some flowers to leave with my mother.  The old ones on the left I left a month earlier at her birthday.

On the way out, I bought some flowers to leave with my mother. The old ones on the left I left a month earlier at her birthday.

 

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About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including a #1 seller, I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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2 Responses to An Easter Walk

  1. Boyer Writes says:

    What a lovely church, Stephen. How wonderful that your dear Mother’s grave is in such a beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

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    • I’m glad you like it. I couldn’t take too many photos without it being intrusive but it is a lovely church and it was absolutely packed out with extra chairs brought in for the Eucharist.

      Yes my mother is in a lovely spot, just about 20 feet left of the steeple. Always surrounded by birdsong and just next to a young tree dedicated to Princess Diana which she would no doubt have liked.

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