Cromarty East Church. SRCT.

Snowdrops for remembrance

15 February 2015

Early spring and the snowdrops in the kirkyard glow with a gentle elegance amongst the gravestones. They seem in many way similar to the church itself, just a little restrained, but having a quiet presence that with close attention astounds with its beauty.  The church, like snowdrops upon a bank or spread beneath woodland, give people an instance sense of peace, without us quite understanding where it has come from. 

And both are for remembrance. In the vestry of the church we have a folder of the gravestone inscriptions. It is well worth taking a little time to look through it, to find some of the stones recorded and to contemplate how the lives of those buried here were once interwoven.
As a tribute to those that died in the First World War, and are commemorated, here we will be having a small exhibition in the church vestry - hopefully ready for Easter. 
The church is opened every day by volunteers, so do come along and give yourself some time to contemplate, remember and enjoy the quiet beauty of the kirk and its kirkyard.

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