History and Mystery on Caldey Island – Part Two, Layers of the Cold Eye

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History and Mystery on Caldey Island – Part Two, Layers of the Cold Eye


At the eastern end of the main complex of Caldey Abbey a stone stairway leads upwards to one of the most enigmatic parts of the island.

St David’s is the parish church of Caldey Island. This may seem a strange notion, given that the impressive Abbey is next door, but the island has residents and workers who are not part of the Abbey’s interior life, and their spiritual needs need to be met, too.


All the more strange, then, that parish church of St David’s is built on a small hill which has a remarkable and culturally-mixed history.

St David's Church Celtic Cross on ground

At first sight, St David’s church looks plain and in no way ancient. But looks can be deceiving. The main parts of the present building are Norman, but the foundations and, possibly, parts of the nave, are Celtic Christian…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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2 Responses to History and Mystery on Caldey Island – Part Two, Layers of the Cold Eye

  1. Lovely posting, thanks. i remember going there when I was a kid – there were chaffinches everywhere, feeding off your tables.
    This blog post opens up another aspect to the place – well worth it for that.

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  2. stevetanham says:

    Thank you, Sue x

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