Travel Shot: The floating church

On that beautiful summer’s evening in 2009, after a day spent exploring London’s Docklands, I came across this near the West India Quay DLR station.

London, Floating Church
St. Peter’s Barge or London’s Floating Church

St. Peter’s Barge claims to be London’s only floating church, but for me it could have been the world’s only as far as I was concerned. For till then I had not seen or come across anything like this and have not till date. ๐Ÿ™‚

The fine print revealed that the floating church had a crรจche for children, personalised prayer service as well as the terms and conditions for hiring the barge for ‘Christian occasions’. I was really disappointed to find no one around as I would have loved to know see more of this church.

Have you ever come across something like this? If yes, please do share your memories and experience in the comments section.

PS: The photograph does not really convey the floating nature of the barge and I apologise for that. When I took the photograph, I had no idea that I would be blogging about it in the future. ๐Ÿ˜‰

22 thoughts on “Travel Shot: The floating church

  1. What a lovely idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had similar feelings when I saw a floating post office on the Dal lake.. I was overwhelmed with joy. It was so remarkable that the government has a place that the people living in houseboats on the Dal lake can use to receive and send letters. Floating people, floating post office. I doubt it is used much, but it enchanted me nonetheless. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. That was nice… floating church…
    I was mesmerized to see Holmenkollen in Oslo,its a man-made largest ice-skiing platform. Its huge and looks like a dragon roaring towards the sky.. I had never seen something like this before..


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