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As well as the 99 yew trees in the churchyard, St. Mary's is well known for its annual "Clypping ceremony" in September. The ceremony involves locals joining hands round the church to form an unbroken chain andthen singing the Clypping Hymn as part of an open-air service. It dates back to 1321.

I hope you like this different view of the church and the yew rees.

Thank you for stopping and having a look at the previous up-loads this week.

Have a nice day,

Tags: Architecture Churchyard Gloucestershire Painswick Landscape and travel Yew trees St maryís church

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28 Nov 2008 8:50AM
A very nicely composed shot - Good work

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jdenman Plus
9 18 5 Spain
28 Nov 2008 8:54AM
These are again excellent shots, like both of them.
I used to save the clippings from Yew trees and send them off, are used for making cancer fighting drugs.
28 Nov 2008 8:54AM
Lovely shots JNC, they trimmed the plants very well.
AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
28 Nov 2008 9:02AM
Lovely location, two fine captures
28 Nov 2008 9:09AM
Love view 1. Sylvia
I like all the different textues, shapes and colours.
Term Plus
12 86 9 England
28 Nov 2008 9:37AM
strong colours and shapes

28 Nov 2008 9:45AM
Lovely images, love the light colours and tree shapes.
28 Nov 2008 10:17AM
Great composition in V1 JNC, and fine arch type shot in 2, well captured images, Adrian
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
28 Nov 2008 12:55PM
2 more lovely images
28 Nov 2008 1:43PM
Superb captures JNC
28 Nov 2008 1:46PM
Beautiful shapes to these wonderful trees.
28 Nov 2008 2:29PM
2 excellent captures.
Awsome composition,great light.
Well done.
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
28 Nov 2008 3:43PM
What fantastic shot, such great clarity and colors.
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
28 Nov 2008 3:43PM
What fantastic shots, such great clarity and colors.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
28 Nov 2008 5:02PM
Excellent, one of your best from this series JNC. Ron.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
28 Nov 2008 6:13PM
I often used to wonder why most of the Yew Trees were in Church Yards, apparently it is because the branches of the Yew made good long bows that did not snap during use due to the resin in the Yew.
The Priest was the only person who would allow the Yew to be used for Bow making.

Fine shot, with the camera not your Long-Bow.

29 Nov 2008 7:44AM
lovely picture and lovely story..katie
cjl47 Plus
9 4 3 England
29 Nov 2008 7:54AM
I understood that the reason Yews were often restricted to the churchyard, as well as being used for bows, is Yew berries are poisonous to cattle/deer/horses. They couldn't graze amongst the graves.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
29 Nov 2008 8:55AM
nice light & shadows...
like the view Smile
30 Nov 2008 8:01PM
Beautiful..comp and the detail is superb...

30 Nov 2008 9:27PM
I like the composition and light in both these shots well captured,
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
2 Dec 2008 6:16PM
Two superb images, I like the way you've used the yew trees as a frame in v2
Both lovely. Great colours too.
19 Dec 2008 2:57AM
Version 2 is a great photograph.
20 Mar 2009 2:03PM
Beautiful shot, must visit here again next time I am back in Stroud.

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