So there I was at work one day, browsing Facebook in my lunch hour when up on my news feed a friends photo pops up. Ordinarily I wouldnt pay much attention, however this particular photo showed the most beautiful huge masses of brilliant white snowdrops growing on top of graves…I had to know where this was. I found out…and today I went to visit this place.
I can not even begin to describe the beauty and majesty of St Mary’s Church and Burial Grounds in the centre of Ide Hill village just outside of Sevenoaks. Claimed to be one of the tallest churches in Kent, owing to the fact that Ide Hill is one of the highest points over looking the Weald, this is a truly remarkable place where time seems to have stood still for the last few centuries and I feel so very blessed to live but a thirty minute drive away!
I will let the following photos do all the talking for there simply aren’t the words to describe how this very special place made me feel….clumps of snowdrops growing atop old Victorian graves in a church dedicated to the virgin…if ever there was a place to see the spirals of life and death in full embrace, this is it.
I hope you enjoy the photos…I only wish I could share the true beauty I was witness to!
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Thank – you ‘A’ for introducing me to this amazing place!