Thursday Doors – A Tiny Village Church

There is a tiny hamlet not far from the hillside which despite its diminutive size, boasts a number of lovely old buildings, a ‘town hall’ or Mairie and one of the sweetest little churches I have ever come across. The postage stamp grounds around it are always immaculately kept, the hedges and bushes trimmed and clipped, the grass cut and in the summer time the pink roses and bright red geraniums scramble very neatly over the walls.  The door is always open, the key left trustingly in the lock and a ladder is propped intriguingly against the side of the church leading up to the miniature belfry. I imagine these days the congregation must be as diminutive as the church itself but whether one is of a religious persuasion or not, it is hard not to notice the delightfully welcoming atmosphere generated by this little building……..

I thought it would make a nice contribution to this week’s Thursday Doors and I have included a couple of photos taken at different times of the year to show off the roses and geraniums.  Thanks as always to Norm Frampton for hosting the excellent Thursday Door challenge – click on the links to view more contributions.

St Leger door

St Leger roses

St Leger side of church

ALL PHOTOS © JANE MORLEY

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. You were certainly right – lovely little door screaming character. 🙂 Love, love, love, the ladder too.

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    1. Thank you Judy! I still don’t quite know why the ladder is there but it is most intriguing!

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  2. west517 says:

    Simply gorgeous. I love the earth tones~ golden warmth. 🐻

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    1. Thank you west! It is a wonderful little place even when the weather is terrible it still seems to be sunny! 😉

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  3. Beautywhizz says:

    Looks very well looked after. I love this long ladder going up.

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    1. Hi Beautywhizz, yes it really is a little gem and beautifully maintained – I really must find out about that ladder!

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  4. Lovely door and thanks for the details.

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    1. Thank you Sherry Lynn!

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    1. Thank you Sarah , so pleased you like it, it does have an extraordinary charm! 🙂

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  5. You always find the most impressive, beautiful buildings!

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    1. Thank you Josee ! I’m lucky to live in an area with masses of beautiful ancient buildings – makes it difficult if you want to find anything modern and impressive though!

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  6. Sue says:

    What a glorious find, Jane! Another reason for me to get over to your neck of the woods!! 😉

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    1. Ah yes Sue, they grow like weeds round here! Anything 14th or 15th century is positively new! 😀 😀

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    Gorgeous! Not just the door; all of it. Great shots Jane, I love the ladder too. It made me think of Rapunzel getting some help to escape the tower 😉

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    1. Cheers Norm ! Now Rapunzel, that’s a possibility I hadn’t thought of!

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  8. Lovely Jane, such an unusual shape. Puts me in mind of a Mexican Church, as it doesn’t have a belfry or tower.

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    1. Thanks Jean – it is unusual isn’t it, I suppose it might have been different and had a bigger belfry centuries ago but I think not, just tiny and unusual 🙂

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  9. I love the beautiful churches in Europe. It’s sad to me that although the outsides are so lovely, the insides are so often empty or poorly filled. 😦 Beautiful shots, Jane.

    janet

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    1. Thank you Janet! I suppose it depends on the area, around here we have many medieval churches and it depends so much on the parish whether they are well looked after or not, luckily there are still quite a number that are!

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  10. Karen says:

    I discovered you from my friend Judy’s blog and oh what a discovery I’ve made. Love all your wonderful photos. I’ve also taken a peek at your pretty tea room and boutique…all quite delightful. Hopefully, I’ll have a chance to see it all in person.

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    1. Thank you so much Karen for your very kind comments! Delighted that you like the blog and that you’ve made a virtual visit of the boutique and tea room – if you ever do happen by this way I would be delighted to make a cup of tea and a scone and jam for you!

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      1. Karen says:

        We usually travel to Europe each year and hopefully France may be on our itinerary this year. I would love to have a scone with tea in your beautiful surroundings if we are in your area.

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      2. It’ s a date! All our details are on the website….. 🙂

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a lovely old door !

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    1. Thank you Sartenada!

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  12. wunderschön harmonisches Licht und ein toller Bildaufbau, Jane

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    1. Vielen Dank Markus! Es is so eine schöne kleine Kirche! 🙂 🙂

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  13. What a truly beautiful part of the world you live in. I really appreciate the stylish layout of your blog as well as all the little insights into your life in France. Sadly in the UK nearly all churches are locked up when unattended now and I doubt anyone would risk leaving a ladder leaning against a church wall because the lead on the roofs are often stolen (but maybe I’m being overly cynical). It’s nice to know that there are still such places left in the western world. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you Miles, how nice to hear from you. Yes, we are lucky here there are still lots of churches which remain open but sadly things are changing and as I go round photographing for a project I’m working on I’m encountering many more locked doors! I just hope our area resists the onslaughts of the 21st century for a little while longer! 🙂

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    1. Many thanks for this Douglas!

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      1. moorezart says:

        Welcome Jane!

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