Friday, February 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Brookfield Church, Gorton

Rather a grey sky this week, but I wanted to show you Brookfield Unitarian Church. It lies off the busy Hyde Road in Gorton, its spire a prominent landmark.

A few days ago I finally spent a little time exploring its environs. This shot is from the quiet area at the rear where old gravestones lie strewn around above Gore Brook. To the left of the church is the mausoleum of Richard Peacock (1820-1889) who was a Liberal MP for Manchester Gorton and responsible for the construction of Brookfield Church.

You can see the other photographs I took that day on the Geograph website.

For more shots of the sky from around the world, visit Skywatch Friday.


  1. This is a nice photo for SkyWatch Friday. I am always interested in what others are doing. Have a nice weekend.

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  2. One more of those amazing, grand British churces:

  3. Wow what a unique looking church, I love it.

    Have a great weekend!
    Regina In Pictures

  4. Beautiful church and picture.
    A quiet place. Very nice.

  5. England has so many grand churches to photograph and so much history to explore in their graveyards that who needs sunshine? Nice photo in spite of the grey sky, Gerald.

  6. Beautiful!! Always love to see a church steeple.

  7. That spire is certainly very prominent. Old churches are always interesting subjects. This one has the same quality as many old english castles. A bit spooky but very interesting.

  8. Another different and lovely church! Great shot! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  9. The sky this week allows us to see such a lovely church instead. I should show the churches here.

  10. That's a beautiful old church, Gerald. And I hope you get clearer skies soon.Happy Sky Watching!

  11. Very lovely - you must take this photo for us again in the spring or summer, when those trees are all greened up. Please? :)

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