Monday, 5 September 2011

Berners Roding Church

The abandoned and  neglected church at Berners Roding has fascinated a number of visitors.  One photographer has commented on the lamentable state of this once sacred building, which dates back to the 14th century.  It is shame that it has not  been preserved, perhaps as a retreat or place of prayer.  It could have been a poustinia where troubled souls could find solace and comfort for a time away from the pressures and problems of modern/post modern life. A poustinia in the Russian Orthodox Church tradition is a place for prayer and fasting. It was often found in isolated places, where a room had a bed, Bible, desk and a chair.

All Saints Church, Berners Roding

The graveyard at Berners Roding

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