Today I visited the Oxfordshire village of Buckland with a walking group. While we were waiting for everyone to arrive I had a little wander around the church of St Mary the Virgin ... (possibly Saxon in part, mainly Norman). The stained glass windows within exquisite and to attempt to post them here would not do them justice ... they should be seen within their proper setting of a Cotswold village church. I have selected a detail from one of the smaller windows to represent my visit.

St Francis of Assisi

A detail from a window in the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Buckland Oxfordshire
"... make me an instrument of your peace,
where there is hatred, let me sow love ..."

The sleeping soldier

The sleeping guard -
a detail from a window in the Church of the Virgin Mary at Bishop Cannings in Wiltshire

Justice and Mercy

Justice and Mercy
St George's Church, Preshute, Marlborough
“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
(Abraham Lincoln)