Silent Sunday….. Off to Church


All Saints Church, Little Stretton, Shropshire

When I first came across this little country church I was intrigued to find out how old it must be…after all  surrounded by gardens in this Shropshire village it must have been there for many centuries.

But not so.   In fact, as I was to discover, this is in fact a mass produced “Flat Packed Church”  …. No, not an Ikea Special, but manufactured in Manchester.  The construction pack was erected  in 1903, so at least it is now over one century since it was built.  The Tudor style and Thatched roof  were a crafty design addition that certainly adds character, matching its rural surroundings, whilst deceived your perception of its real age.

When we visited, All Saints still held Sunday Services.  But as other places of worship in these Covid Restricted times, that will not now be possible.

Little Stretton is best described as a hamlet, of the much larger village of Church Stretton, both lie in the shadow of the Shropshire’s Hills known as the Long Mynd.  The Hills, Valleys and Villages of this corner of Shropshire, make for a great vacation location…… one more for that list for when some normality returns to our lives.  Till then…….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

17th January

(C) David Oakes 2021

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