A year ago today we were camping in Norway and hunting for Stave churches … sigh!
A church? Wow. Looks like something (creepy) out of the land of Mordor where the shadows lie! But I’d love to visit for myself and have tea witht a Hobbit or two.
Yes Richard they are amazing buildings. Here are some posts I have written in the past:
Beautiful. Are most of the stave churches you visited still used as houses of worship or have they become tourist sites? I toured Rome about 20 years ago and was discouraged to learn that most of the church buildings were being used as museums.
Some are still used, and others on special occasions. Many have a more modern (ie last 100 years) building next door that is used for weekly services. The overall tragedy in Europe is that the Christian faith is being marginalised.
If you look at this wikipedia entry further down, you’ll see a reference to Greensted Church in Essex – I plan to visit that soon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stave_church
You mean to say I didn’t have to go all the way to Norway! When you go John, I would love to see some photos. God bless. Pieter
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