Autumn in Minster


Yes, there are days when the grey clouds depart and the blue clouds appear and like magic, everything around you turns beautiful.  And you wonder, where have you been all the time? Have I been blinded by my misery or is the greyness so thick, it just hid everything?  The answer is yes, to both I guess.

We had a chance to experience one of those autumn days where everything you turn to is absolutely beautiful.  Knowing it was going to be a good day, we didn’t want to waste the day by staying indoors and so we headed for Minster church, what is known to be Boscastle’s mother church – Forrarbury church is the nearest to our house.  It is a bit of a hike to get to Minster church, but one that is very much worth it especially in rare beautiful autumn days and of course, spring time when everywhere you turn you see bluebells and daffodils.

Minster church dates as far back to AD 500 when a Welsh princess named Madryn moved to the valley.  She supposedly healed people through prayer and water and is buried inside the church.  What I love actually is the graveyard.

It’s such an ideal place to be buried, surrounded by beauty all through out the seasons.  The epitaphs written on the gravestones is worth another blog entry, but I’ll save that for another day.

My little one enjoyed exploring the graveyard and the sound of the leaves crunching beneath her wellies.

I’d say Minster church has one of the most beautiful settings I’ve ever seen.  Imagine getting married here in the spring time – the place will be surrounded by a sea of blue bells and daffodils.

Now if only there were more autumn days like these then everything would be just perfect.

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