Having a connection to something that’s bigger than you can seem an important part of the human condition. For centuries organised religion fulfilled this need. The places we gather to worship, pray and reflect come in all shapes and sizes but they all speak of congregation and community. In these two shots, places that people worship speak with different voices but the message is still the same. 
Muchty Church
9 by 12 Inch Framed Photographic Print £95.00
Small town churches or to use the Scots term ‘Kirk’ were and are in some cases still the cornerstone of rural communities. Like most places of worship Auchermuchty Parish Church sits by the side of the town centre, next to The Cross, a former marketplace common to towns that acted as a meeting place for local farmers.
This day the church was inaccessible. A massive snowstorm had swept across the country cutting off villages and towns . The following day was calm, cold and bright allowing people to explore the clean crisp blanket of snow that had transformed the town. No doubt congregations of all faiths across the country were spurred into action by the weather, clearing paths, checking in on the vulnerable and helping their neighbours, proving that faith is more than the structures and places we congregate. 
St Paul & St George
Single Edition 12 by 18 Inch Framed Giclee Print £350
Cities are melting pots of people and places. One facet of diversity within cities like Edinburgh is religion and because of this, places of worship are everywhere.
In this image of the cacophony of city life, two of the four octagonal turrets of St Pauls and St Georges Church stand watching over the traffic and people below. The sun sets on another evening in the Edinburgh’s east end. The church here serves as a quiet refuge from the city for those seeking reflective contemplation, repentance or redemption.

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