Tag Archives: saints

Size matters – Lichfield Cathedral

Back in June 2017, I finally managed to break my journey between north and south to spend time at one of our mediaeval cathedrals… In our modern world, when we are accustomed to seeing skyscrapers on every skyline, size seems … Continue reading

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About time – Lichfield cathedral

Back in June 2017, I finally managed to break my journey between north and south to spend time at one of our mediaeval cathedrals… I had been going to do it for ages. Almost every trip north for the past … Continue reading

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St Albans – the screen of the martyrs

The fifth post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One, Two, Three and Four can be found by clicking the highlighted links. In the Anglican year, our visit still fell within the … Continue reading

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Close to home: Bierton and St Osyth’s Well

With the current ban on travel curtailing our adventures, it seems a good time to take a look at some of the many places we have visited over the years but have never written about or which have been mentioned … Continue reading

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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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Three days – Three quotes

“What is a saint? A saint is someone who has achieved a remote human possibility. It is impossible to say what that possibility is. I think it has something to do with the energy of love. Contact with this energy … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 8: Durham Cathedral

The cathedral of Durham is one of the finest Norman buildings and a World Heritage site. It stands on a rocky height above a loop in the River Wear, a perfect place defensively. At the time of its establishment it … Continue reading

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A surfeit of sanctity

I’m sick of saints. No disrespect is intended here… none at all… but there are only so many you can read about at one go… and for the past couple of days my browser has had every available tab filled … Continue reading

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Heading south

Friday morning we said a fond and very reluctant farewell to our hostess and hit the road early. The visit had been way too short. We had seen little of Scotland, but that wasn’t why we were here. It was … Continue reading

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