My little local village of Maungakaramea has three small churches to serve the spiritual needs of its few hundred souls. I love these humble little churches, they are to be found everywhere in small rural communities. I posted a shot of the Anglican Church last week but here it is from another angle:
The Catholic Church is further on up the road:
And the Interdenominational Church is around the corner:
In Whangarei, our nearest regional centre, the Anglican Church is a lot more grand. Of all the churches in the town I chose this one because of those beautiful windows that reflect the glory of trees:
This is another Anglican Church on the outskirts of Whangarei. It's one of my favourites.
In a back corner of grounds of this church I found this:
There was no plaque or any explanation of why it was there.....I wonder...
Some choose a less conventional God and make their own little altars:
The flock gathers:
In an earlier life I worshipped the sun - on a beach such as this:
This is where I go these days to give thanks - for my life, my family, where I live (and the little girl who is usually with me when I go here):