This is the church which sits on high ground and dominates Audlem. Although a Cheshire boy, I had never before visited this small village near the border with Shropshire although I have ‘sailed by’ on a narrowboat. It is a very attractive place which according to Wiki in 2005 “was voted Cheshire’s ‘Village of the Year’ and the North of England ‘Village of the Year’ also the ‘Most Vibrant Village in Cheshire’. After also winning the county’s ‘Building Community Life’ award, Audlem went on to win England’s ‘Building Community Life’ award….a Meryl Streep of villages.
These views of the church are taken from the road below and there is much going on ‘up’ there: a lone crow drifts on a westerly against a white cloud, a vapour trail scars the blue sky, the weathercock and Union Jack flutter on the same wind. The Church tower points to the same sky, always the domain of birds and now aviation: