Monday, January 9, 2012

Christ Church



This beautiful church is on the road leading to Williams Wharf, where I went jogging over the weekend.




Ordinarily I like to park at Wayland Baptist Church, just across Route 14 from this road, however it's hunting season, and running in the middle of the woods on a Saturday during hunting season is just not something you do around here. Unless you are OK with the risk of being shot at.

I wasn't quite ready for that just yet, so figured I'd park at Williams Wharf Landing and run up and down this road, which is two miles total. Sort of a wimpy run but better than nothing which is what I really wanted to do.



These were taken from the outside.  I might have left a nose print on the window.
My apologies to the window cleaners.



I'm always drawn to this church and its graveyard. But what I liked about this particular visit was that the Christmas decorations were still up, and the sun did a marvelous job of illuminating the interior.









(By the way, I have never been inside this church. It's my goal to do so one day.)







I enjoyed meandering through the cemetery, where many of Mathews' First Families have plots.





















I love tombstones that dare to be different.


To read more about the history of Kingston Parish and Christ Church, click here.

Happy Monday.

10 comments:

thomas said...

You have a nice blue sky, we have not seen that for weeks.
Not to mention a cool old church and nice blue sky.

Anonymous said...

I love this post; beautiful shots of a beautiful old church. I loved your mom's new post--she is too funny. Tell her most people don't look as great, at ANY age, as she does now ! 70 looks wonderful on her.
LLC

deborah said...

Wonderful photos! Love the style of the church both interior and exterior.
Looks like you had nice weather for your run! Only two miles? I'm always impressed when you run...I'm good if I walk a mile or so! I did watch some bicyclists in lycra go by - does that count?!?

Maria_NJ said...

The weather has been lovely hasn't it...I can take winters like this, oops I better watch out what I am saying, or we could end up with 20 feet of snow next week...

the picture of the church inside with the sun shining is really beautiful....

growing wild on waverly lane said...

Well done, Church Lady. I love the interior shots; the exterior of this particular church has always confounded me a bit. Though ornate and beautiful, it impresses me as somehow contorted. I feel giddy looking at it; maybe it's my guilty conscience for not attending church.

Mental P Mama said...

Well now I know there's an episcopal parish for me near my house....

Anonymous said...

some of my best bud's are buried there!!

Daryl Edelstein said...

There are many lovely churches w/graveyards near your home ... one time I made Annie PULL OVER NOW to get some snaps .. I dont think it was that church tho it might have been I dont have pix of the church only the headstones .. add this to the list of photo ops .. xox

I clinge (WV) to the hope of BlogFest this summer

Country Girl said...

Now that really is an interesting epitaph.

And you jog. You're a better man than I.

Dghawk said...

What a beautiful church. It sort of reminds me of Hickory Neck Church in Toano. It's Episcopal also, but smaller and a little more rustic than this one. I think it's amazing how these "little churches in the wild wood" seem to draw us in.