Tag Archives: Buckinghamshire churches

On the Doorstep ~ Opening Doors

As we could not, due to COVID, gain access to visit Holy Trinity at Bledlow on our recent sortie, I will tell you about our previous visit… what we found… and what we missed… The door that has served Holy … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep: St Michael and All Angels, Horsenden

The church reveals itself slowly as you walk between the yew trees that hide it from the gate.  The spot has a pleasant feel, nestling close to walls of the big house next door and surrounded by the sheltering branches … Continue reading

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Thursday doors – Horsenden #midnighthaiku

The portal is barred Unknown adventures await Beyond the threshold The 13th century door of St Michael and All Angels Church, Horsenden, England. We had tried to get into the church before but had always found it locked. What we … Continue reading

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Going inside …

The first thing you notice when you walk into the Saxon church of All Saints in Wing is  contrast. Cool white walls offset dark wood, the simplicity of the building sits serenely with the ostentation of its marble tombs,  the … Continue reading

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An ancient place

I had taken my visitor to see the church at Stewkley, one of the best surviving examples of a Norman parish church. It seemed only right, while we were in the area, to take him to visit the church in … Continue reading

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Past and present

My friend and writing partner is here for the weekend. We will be working on the workshop and will probably not get to play out this time much… which is a shame. If that makes us sound like a pair … Continue reading

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The church in the fields – St Nicholas, Lillingstone Dayrell

I had driven the long road south, starting before dawn had finished painting the sky. Four hours later, I was almost on my local turf and feeling the usual reluctance to complete the journey. It is not  just that I … Continue reading

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