fun & family stuff

Welcome to the Fun Stuff section of the Shirenewton Church website. Here are some hopefully interesting, educational, useful and amusing things for your!

very cool websites to visit

Sense of Perspective

View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons. 


Scale of the universe

Another site similar to the above demonstrating the scale of the universe in a novel way.


Picture of Europe

The most amazing picture of Europe

surname profiler

Check the distribution of your surname in the UK (graphically mapped)  in 1881 and compare it to 1998. Its fascinating! Click here. Click 'Start a surname search' which is cunningly hidden on the right in the horizontal green divider at the top of the page.

Test your typing speed

Test your typing speed here

What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

Click here yo go to YouTube and play the movie


A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy.


Thank you for supporting Shirenewton Church.


Support the Church by Shopping through this site! Go to the shop! These are the standard on-line stores you use every day but clicking through from this site will earn the church a commission. Why?


page last updated 27th Feb 2018

Copyright 2003-2018 by David Cornwell and other contributors. All Rights Reserved. Site design nrgsmith.
All views represent the opinion of the authors and the information contained in this website is provided purely for information purposes and is provided 'as is' without warranty either expressed or implied.

Comments, suggestions, etc. Contact webmaster.

Please click here to read full disclaimer and conditions of use