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Connections…

“I know what links St John the Baptist, St Christopher and St Catherine…” “You do?” “They were all beheaded.” “…Baphomet!” “Sophia.” “How did you get from Baphomet to Sophia?” “There’s a cipher, you convert Baphomet into Hebrew letters then apply … Continue reading

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Ancient stories

One of the things that has struck home over the past few years, wandering round the churches of Britain, is just how much we learn and understand from stories and images. The record held in these ancient places goes back … Continue reading

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Going west – the Yews of Nevern…and other surprises.

I was looking forward to Nevern Church… another one of those, like Kilpeck, that we would visit ‘one day’…and were visiting at last. To think that we had seen so much since Kilpeck, just three days before, seems incredible. But … Continue reading

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Little gems – All Saints, Burton Dassett III

The paintings of the north transept with their beheaded saint and crowned figures  would have been enough and well worth the visit. On this wall alone there are layers of decative themes, from figures to foliage, curlicues and stars. There … Continue reading

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Little gems – All Saints, Burton Dassett II

There is a calm, clean feeling to the church of All Saints in Burton Dassett. It isn’t just the limewashed walls or the plain glass in the windows… not the stone flagged floor or the mefdieval tiles. It is something … Continue reading

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Dear Don XXIV

Dear Don, I knew I’d never hear the end of that ‘women are earthly apes’ business… Now if it had been the female of the species from the stars I might not have dismissed the theory… Yes, there are a … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 8: Soapbox…

It was getting late by the time we left the island. Ten miles back to the last hotel we had passed or forge ahead and see what happened? We forged ahead and fell lucky, finding a little place north of … Continue reading

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