Church Photography in the Country

Just the sight of a lovely country church is enough to lift the spirits. Enjoy these reader-submitted photos of churches in peaceful rural settings.

I spotted this church on Mackinac Island, Michigan, while I was biking through the back country. The church was peaceful and inviting. Photo by Rachelle Long.

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I spotted this church on Mackinac Island, Michigan, while I was biking through the back country. The church was peaceful and inviting. Photo by Rachelle Long.

Tygart Valley Presbyterian Church is perched on a hilltop in Randolph County, West Virginia. I was traveling to take photos of fall foliage in the scenic Monongahela National Forest, but pulled over when this heavenly scene appeared. Photo by Brad Rice.

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Tygart Valley Presbyterian Church is perched on a hilltop in Randolph County, West Virginia. I was traveling to take photos of fall foliage in the scenic Monongahela National Forest, but pulled over when this heavenly scene appeared. Photo by Brad Rice.

This stone church was spotted while exploring the country roads near Estes Park, Colorado. Photo by Robin Brady.

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This stone church was spotted while exploring the country roads near Estes Park, Colorado. Photo by Robin Brady.

Johns Island Presbyterian Church beckons the faithful to Johns Island, South Carolina. Photo by Connie Tritt.

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Johns Island Presbyterian Church beckons the faithful to Johns Island, South Carolina. Photo by Connie Tritt.

This quaint country church is located in a peaceful valley near Blissfield, Ohio. Photo by Wayne Raber.

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This quaint country church is located in a peaceful valley near Blissfield, Ohio. Photo by Wayne Raber.

This Lutheran church in Lennop, Montana, is one of only four or five buildings in the tiny town. Photo by Megan Gramzow.

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This Lutheran church in Lennop, Montana, is one of only four or five buildings in the tiny town. Photo by Megan Gramzow.

This is an American Indian church in the town of White River, South Dakota. I spotted this beautiful and peaceful place while driving through the town on a summer day. Photo by Jane Odenwald.

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This is an American Indian church in the town of White River, South Dakota. I spotted this beautiful and peaceful place while driving through the town on a summer day. Photo by Jane Odenwald.

This little log Lutheran church is located in Lincoln County, Wisconsin. Photo by Patricia Tindall.

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This little log Lutheran church is located in Lincoln County, Wisconsin. Photo by Patricia Tindall.

Last spring, I traveled to Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, to photograph the lupines that grow in abundance there. I especially loved how the flowers seemed to reach for the sky, just like the church's steeple. Photo by Elisa Shaw.

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Last spring, I traveled to Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, to photograph the lupines that grow in abundance there. I especially loved how the flowers seemed to reach for the sky, just like the church's steeple. Photo by Elisa Shaw.

    Just the sight of a lovely country church is enough to lift the spirits. Enjoy this slide show of reader-submitted photos of churches set in peaceful rural settings.

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