old catton

Quiet time

I returned to St Margaret’s Church in Old Catton today to soak up more of the sunshine and walk quietly round the graveyard.

Here are a few of the pictures I took. Click to see larger versions.

I have mixed feelings about the grass being cut. At this time of year the wildlife thrive on the long grasses and wild flowers, but I understand that people want and need access to the graves.

There does seem to be a nice balance at St Margaret’s with large areas allowed to grow, while access is still maintained for the majority of graves.

If you are ever passing, it really is a lovely place to walk and think about all those stories that lie beneath your feet.

Heading back though Catton Park, I spotted a couple of fine examples of wild flowers.

St Margaret’s Church, Old Catton

St Margaret’s, Old Catton

For this morning’s early walk I headed into Old Catton to visit St Margaret’s Church.

A beautiful church in an equally beautiful setting.

There are some wonderful 18th Century headstones to explore, each with their own story to tell.

But they are for visits to come.

Sadly, like so many, this church is closed because of the pandemic. Not that it would have been open at 6.30 this morning anyway!

All that was to be done was to sit quietly and listen to the birds.

Sit with me now.