St. Mary’s is in Beaumont, Cumbria, in the north of England. We visited it while walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail in 2018.
Here are a few more photos of the old church I showed in this morning’s Pull up a Seat. As I mentioned, I have a “thing” about old churches that are clearly very much still alive. I especially like the smaller ones, where you, in my mind anyway, feel the love and care of the centuries. They lift me up and create a sense of hope and perspective for the ability to come through strife.
The mechanism to lift up the lid on the baptismal font:
I was charmed by the bird shaped counter weight that was part of the mechanism for lifting the lid of the baptismal font.
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ooh what castle? like you I love those fonts, although always worried the chain might give way in the middle of a baptism!
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