St Marys Church in Rostherne

Well, sometimes you have to get up at the crack of dawn to get some good photographs and when it’s freezing fog, you need to wrap up warm.

I recently visited St Mary’s Church in Rostherne, close to Lymm in Cheshire and it was one of my best outings yet.  As I stood amongst the headstones surveying the scene for a good photograph, an old lady, by the name of Anne, approached me and asked me if I would like to go inside the church.

St Marys Graveyard

St Mary’s Graveyard in the Fog by Amanda Norman Photography

I don’t really like it inside churches and I was hoping that a service wasn’t on, otherwise I wouldn’t have known what to do, but alas, a child’s craft session had just finished and Anne proceeded to tell me about the history of the church.

It’s so lovely inside with the old pews that date from 1855 and cost a grand total of £55 back in the day.  Anne then wondered off, calling back to me to take photographs.

Charlotte Lucy Beatrix Egerton

Charlotte Lucy Beatrix Egerton Memorial

I fell in love with the Charlotte Lucy Beatrix Egerton memorial when another female approached me telling me that legend has it, that Charlotte drowned at the age of 21 on the eve of her wedding, but she quickly told me that wasn’t true.  She never did tell me how she died as standing in front of this memorial simply captivates ones thoughts.  I was then offered biscuits.  How lovely is that?

Celtic Cross St Marys

Celtic Cross St Marys

So, if you like visiting old churches and you’re near Rostherne, please call in at St Mary’s where you will be made to feel most welcome.

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