Sunday 7 April 2019
Is St Just-in-Roseland The Most Beautiful Churchyard On Earth?
Yes, it's still Cornwall! This is St. Just-in-Roseland, with it's 13th century church and is one of my favourite places to visit - so very peaceful. Somehow there is a special feeling within the sub tropical churchyard and gardens set beside the river's creek.
The photos were taken on a sunny day last year.
Sir John Betjeman suggested that this is perhaps the most beautiful churchyard on earth.
When you look down from on high - as per the photo below - the church is in an idyllic position.
The river almost embraces the church when the tide is high.
The graves and memorials in the churchyard are beautifully maintained:
The church itself is very simple inside. When we visited there was a group of people making wicker baskets, and it gives the impression of being a much loved place.
Oh yes, and as a bonus, there is also a Holy Well in the church grounds - as photo below. Unfortunately it didn't look it's best as the banks had been cut. Nevertheless I dabbed a little of the water on my face - you never know the power of a Holy Well!
After viewing the church and grounds it's possible to continue walking along the river to St Mawes Castle. Perfect!
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