Tag Archives: Cerne Abbas

A Thousand Miles of History XXXXV: The smallest of churches

We were up bright and early for the final day of our journey home. We drove once more to Cerne Abbas, finding the village almost deserted and the church just being opened by the old gentleman who is the Keeper … Continue reading

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A Dorset Weekend With The Silent Eye – Part 2 ~ Helen Jones

Reblogged from Journey to Ambeth… Helen Jones continues the story of her experience with the Silent Eye in Dorset: Still officially on a blog break, I swear. But there is more to tell about my trip to Dorset, so here … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The pattern in the landscape

Leaving the church, we gathered in the little garden beside it which, so the church’s keeper of the keys would tell us, had been sold to them for the princely sum of £1, with the sole proviso that the garden … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Ikonography

We walked back into Cerne Abbas for our final visit of the morning. The plan was that we would give a bit of a tour of the church, pointing out some of the more intriguing iconography and historical features before … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Open minds

Crossing the land upon which the Abbey of Cerne Abbas had once stood, our party split into two groups. The more adventurous went to climb a hill. Having climbed it once before, on the hottest day in memory, and without … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The Silver Stream

“There is an alchemy of fire and water going on within and without.” Alethea Kehas It is early. The streets of the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas are quiet as we make our way through the hush of morning to … Continue reading

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Patterned in Dorset (3) – Steve Tanham

It is said that a chapel dedicated to St Catherine once stood on this hill, looking down at the little town of Cerne Abbas, below. The original St Catherine was a pre-Christian figure about whom very little is known. She … Continue reading

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The land of the ‘stone father’

At the heart of an ancient landscape is the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas. The village grew up around a Benedictine Abbey founded there over a thousand years ago and it is still a place where folklore, myth and legend … Continue reading

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Wish you were here?

We regularly share the stories of our workshop weekends on these pages. What is impossible to share on these pages is the sense of warmth, the laughter and the camaraderie that attends these weekends. Those who come along are not … Continue reading

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Wish you were here?

Over the past few days we have shared stories and pictures of the places we visited during the Solstice of the Moon weekend in Scotland. What is impossible to share on these pages is the sense of warmth, the laughter … Continue reading

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