Churches, Weeds, Wildflowers and Wonder

Churches, Weeds, Wildflowers and Wonder

In Bignor, a hamlet close to the ancient Sussex towns of Arundel, Petworth and Pulborough is this grade one listed  stone-built medieval Holy Cross church. This church was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The simple chanxcel and arch remain from the 11th century, although the rest of the church was rebuilt in the 13th century. Lovingly restored in the 19th Century by ecclesiastical architect George Edmund Street, it is still used to this day for concerts, talks, poetry readings, art exhibitions and festivals. The haunting ambience, as you can see here is more than ample for attracting people.

At the Bignor Weeds and Wildflowers Festival each year, mounds of earth and steamy, blooming wildflowers are dumped inside of the medieval church and the outside meadows and hedgerows become a part of the medieval grandeur for a while.

Photographs reproduced with the permission from Lucid.Inc, creative butterflies located in Seattle.

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