St. Mary Magdalene, Hullavington, Wiltshire, England
St. Mary Magdalene is the parish church for Hullavington. Like so many of these local village churches, it is in an attractive setting in the heart of the community. Inside there is leaflet giving some of the church's history. We're sure the writers won't mind if we copy a small part here, because it portrays the feelings of the current church membership. It also manages to capture one of our reasons for producing these photographs of churches - so you can see a place that was a part of your ancestors lives, no matter where you live in the world.
"Before you go on, try to picture the thousands for whom this church has been a spiritual home. It is here that they were baptised at the font, married at the chancel steps, and committed to God before being laid to rest in the churchyard.
Here they heard the mighty tales of Christmas, of Good Friday and Easter, of Christ's Ascension to heaven, and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Here, week by week, they brought their joys and their sorrows, their doubts and their hopes. Here they met God.
This building reflects their faith, and ours. Do please pause to add your prayers to theirs, that it may continue to be a place of comfort and inspiration - 'a hospital for sinners and a school for saints'."
It is good to know that this church - congregation and building - are taking good care of each other.
The church of St. Mary Magdalene is a Grade I listed building - more information can be found at the: British Listed Buildings website.