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My Ancestors Church, St Georges, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, England.

For centuries my family (Alder)'s have lived in Kings Stanley, England.
On my trip to UK last year June 2008 (from New Zealand)..I explored the village and Church, and Churchyard, and here are some photos of the family church, St. Georges.

There has been a churchyard next to the church at Kings Stanley for a over 1000 years

It is a place of peace and contemplation. It is also full of history.
It contains the moat of a medieval manor house, and buried remains of a Roman Villa, and of course many interesting tombstones and memorials..The oldest monuments were created in the 1600s but people of Kings Stanley have been buried here for much longer, since the 1100s. Their headstones were probably wooden and did not survive the centuries.

The churchyard was originally much smaller, but has been enlarged since the 19th century.
The churchyard belongs to the Church of England and is maintained by the Rector and Church Council of Kings Stanley.

I felt something touched me deeply when I visited this church, where my ancestors had once tread, and where many now rest in peace. I hope to return again one day.
St. Georges entry path to Church Kings Stanley.
St. Georges entry path to Church Kings Stanley.
St. Georges Church, Kings Stanley,
St. Georges Church, Kings Stanley,
St Georges Church Kings Stanley 9.
St Georges Church Kings Stanley 9.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 3
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 3
Church Door St Georges Church Kings Stanley.
Church Door St Georges Church Kings Stanley.
The Font where my anscestors were christened.
The Font where my anscestors were christened.
St Georges Church Kings Stanley 2
St Georges Church Kings Stanley 2
St. Georges Church Organ Pipes Kings Stanley.
St. Georges Church Organ Pipes Kings Stanley.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 4
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 4
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 5.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 5.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 6.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 6.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley. 7.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley. 7.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 8.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 8.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 10.
St. Georges Church Kings Stanley 10.
Stained Glass Window St Georges Church Kings Stanley
Stained Glass Window St Georges Church Kings Stanley
Stained Glass Window St. Georges Church Kings Stanley.
Stained Glass Window St. Georges Church Kings Stanley.
My Great Grandparents Grave - George and Hannah Alder
My Great Grandparents Grave - George and Hannah Alder
My Great Grandfather ~  George Alder
My Great Grandfather ~ George Alder