A young photographer’s journey around a church
Lucy Thomas, aged 11, has two passions, drumming and photography. Here she shares her shots of a first-time visit to St Mary's, Burgh-next-Aylsham.
My Dad, who is an architect and also works with churches, took me on a trip one Sunday afternoon to see St Mary’s because he likes it and now I like it too! The church is beautiful and I was taken by its grand theme of colours, cream and gold. All the photos remind me how grand Christianity is and how holy and special churches are.
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One Day with Charlotte Snell – Member of Youth Parliament
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