Can I remind everyone that this group is about RUINED churches?
Churches that are active and which are not ruined, Ancient Egyptian or Classical Greek temples, the ruins of Angkor Wat and Buddhist temples and monasteries do not count.
In line with other groups which I admin I will also accept synagogues or mosques as all three religions share the Bible and many of it...
Due to a huge number of off-topic postings of the general (non-church) urbex variety I am putting the group on active moderation for the foreseeable future.
Sorry but I just threw out well over 30 pictures and that was just on the first page!
The group has been renamed from Church Ruins to Ruined Churches and Places of Worship.
The principal reason was that non-ruined churches were being added and I figured they were dumps into all the 'C' groups like Church Exteriors, Church Interiors, etc.
Changing it to Ruined Churches… I figured might reduce my admin work. Find us under 'R' not "C'.
Hi everyone :)
I just wanted to let everyone know I've just released my first photography book. It's a photographic study of Gary Indiana's historic architecture. It covers 7 historically significant structures that I have documented over the past several years. I aim to raises awareness in hope that some of these beautiful buildings be saved for future generations. If ...
I'm working in England for the weekend and was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of some ruins. I am about 90 miles North of London. (Molesworth RAF base)
I'll be here till Monday March 15, 2010
Most 'niche' groups for churches and churchyards have now been covered but it occured to me as I was dealing with a shot of my own that there was nothing for nature found in churches and churchyard.
Some redundant churches, esp in inner cities, now function soley as nature reserves. This group is a celebration of anything natural found in a churchyard.
Why are there so many church groups?
I see the Churches group as the premier group for church building photographs. Photographs sent to the group must "show a significant proportion of the whole building". This is a very sensible guideline as the pool now consists of exterior and interior images of churches giving broad views of the buildings. To get the pool looking ...
Ned Trifle has set up a new group for churches cared-for by the Churches Conservation Trust.
CCT churches can be found all over Britain. The charity aims to preserve churches of architectural merit which have lost their congregations.
The group can be found here: www.flickr.com/groups/churchesconservationtrust/ and I recommend it.
If you have visited any CCT b...
I have just up-dated the Church Groups Directory to include all the latest English County Church Groups which have been established:
Newest of these is Sussex: www.flickr.com/groups/41354137@N00/ but you will also find London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Norfolk Churche...
Four more county church groups, defined in terms of pre-1974 boundaries. All images of churches and their contents are welcome.
I have set up two new county church groups - for Kent and Dorset - to cover churches, cathedrals and chapels in those counties.
Both groups are quite liberal. Photos can be interiors or exteriors, whole churches or just architectural details, graveyards, memorials or furnishings.
There's been a change in admin, Leo30 wanted to stand down for a while so I have taken over. I could jokingly threaten a 'reign of terror' [grin] but in practice there's no real change.
All current guidelines and practices remain in place.