Just outside of Northham, there is an lone standing church called St. Peters Church. It nestled among red dirt with a backdrop of green hills and canola fields. There are no more visitors thanks to a fencing erected that literally says ‘keep out’. However, I could imagine the days it would stand proud, as cars from surrounding farms would park and momentarily visit in song and prayer.
I have visited St. Peters Church before. It was last year, and at that time the Canola fields were in full bloom. The backdrop was amazing in contrast to the stone brick building and the red dirt.
However, this time the canola will probably be blooming later. We have all noticed a late winter. In fact, last year we noticed a late summer with icy cold winds still visiting Perth up to the mid of December.
Last year, there was a gate that was open to public. This year, there is a fence with no accessible entry other than parking in the front driveway. I often wonder if the article I wrote drew a lot of attention which may have caused for the closure of the entrance. With original stain glass windows, some replaced, I could understand how locals may feel a little protected over this heritage.
Needless to say, this is one of the most amazing buildings in the area and it would be a shame not to display its full potential to passing visitors.
As mentioned, the exterior is of stone bricks. There are green stained glass windows on the side. Some windows have bible verses written on them. And it looks like there were even some books in the window. It is definitely the most bazaar experience, leaving me to wonder about events that could have taken place that lead to its closure.
St Peters Church can be found in Jennapullin which is about 10 minutes north of Northam. The best time for snaps shots is early morning or late afternoon. Not only is it cooler, but the light is just perfect with the contrasting colors.
The building itself was built in the early 1900’s, and would definitely be on the heritage list. Doors are padlocked which means no one can see inside. Although it would be a wonderful experience if we could.
There is a very old out house that has seen the wear of time. And the surrounding area has an old rust iron cart, some wildflowers and red direct grounds. I could imagine a perfect photo shoot just on the stairs alone.If you do find your way in the area, please leave a comment. If you write about it and add photos please leave a link. It would be wonderful to see other’s take on the amazing little place that is called St Peters Anglican Church.
You can see more photos of this building on my instagram account.
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