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St. Peters Anglican Church, Jennapullin

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by SocialHummingBird (subscribe)
Life is about the journey - some roads are not always what they seem but you sure learn a great deal from them!
Published September 2nd 2016
As I was making my way to Wongan Hills along the Northam-Pithara Road from Northam, I noticed this quaint church almost in the middle of nowhere.

St Peters Anglican Church Jennapullin
Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird

I found it particularly odd to have a church in the middle of farm lands with the closest town at least 10 km away. However, it seemed that the Church itself did not mind as it stood on higher ground looking over waves of canola fields.

St Peters Anglican Church Jennapullin
A Little History with a View (Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird)

After some research on this particular church, I found that it to be on the heritage list, and notably so. Built in 1914, I could imagine this church being the centre point and meeting grounds for many farming families.

St Peters Anglican Church Jennapullin
Day to Day View (Photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Although it has seen its fair share of baptisms and marriages, on the day of my visit it stood quietly in the cool winter air with birds chirping to the setting sun.

St Peters Anglican Church Jennapullin
A Doorway laden with Memories (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

I tried to imagine if this church had stained glass during its prime time. In its place was clear glass panels which look like it could have held homage to glass art in past years.

St Peters Anglican Church Jennapullin
Window Frames that may have been Home to Colorful Glass (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

While I was unable to view the interior, the exterior was well taken care of. The driveway was clean and tidy with no noticeable overgrown weeds to be seen. I wonder, after all these years, if this church is still in use?

St Peters Anglican Church Jennapullin
Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird

The best time to view this little piece of history is in the late afternoon when the sun sets, birds chirp, and there is a moment of complete silence that soothes a very busy soul.

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Why? A Elegant View of History
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Where: Jennapullin, Western Australia
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Your Comment
A good article. I love quaint old buildings like this and they certainly do make great photographic subjects.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6529) 1043 days ago
Great Photos....what an interesting place!
by SimpsonS (score: 2|157) 1045 days ago
Pretty little Church, Social, I wonder if they still have weddings there?
by Elaine (score: 3|6359) 1046 days ago
Very timely, we will look when we go to Wongan Hills late September. Thanks for article
by noeline (score: 0|4) 1043 days ago
wonder full has anyone know if the church is still in use ?
by gunne (score: 0|9) 1044 days ago
Foodi Photoh Classie
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