Back on my own home turf again this week. This church is in the village of Ellerburn,North Yorkshire and I had a specific reason for visiting. Whilst clearing out Dad’s house I came across a piece of paper with a list of grave memorials from this church and one name jumped out at me , a Jane Stephenson, aged 92, who it seems was my great great great grandmother, and I had no idea of her burial site. Quite why Dad had the list I don’t know since he professed to know nothing of this side of his family, or did he?
Here’s the church at Ellerburn.
Now I couldn’t get into the church itself which didn’t bother me unduly as it has a bat problem and personally I don’t like bats one little bit.
I was interested in the church yard. I noted that this church had a novel approach to keeping the grass tidy. SHEEP!
Which is all well and good but the gate was padlocked and I couldn’t explore.
and you can’t get in which ever way you try. I shall just have to keep going back till the sheep have gone.
Meantime I contented myself with some rather nice stone carvings
which are rather lovely. Linking in with Inspired Sunday