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Comes the weekend…

Uncle B had an appointment in a little village the next county over today. A little village with a lovely big church (clearly a place of importance once). Built in the 12th Century and substantially enlarged in the 15th, I think it said. I might be off by a century or so.

By tradition, English churches are always open and I had this one all to myself until someone came in to clean. Perhaps I’ll post some pictures of the inside, if my phone camera didn’t let me down.

Have a good weekend, everyone — I certainly plan to, long weekend and all.


Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 4, 2019, 12:46 am

Husband and I are church fanatics. The catholic churches of Europe are more stunning than most of the museums. The Protestant churches of the UK are certainly bare in comparison but the buildings are still beautiful. I was brought up Protestant so I find the starkness familiar but I plan whole trips based around how many Catholic Churches I can visit in a day.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 4, 2019, 8:16 am

The Church of England is sort of Catholic-lite. The churches around here often have these gorgeous giant oak ceiling beams. They look like the hulls of ships, because of course this was a huge shipbuilding area and that’s what carpenters knew best.

Comment from Carl
Time: May 4, 2019, 9:13 pm

There are about 10,000 Medieval churches in England. As Roman Catholic churches, the interiors used to be very ornate but during the time of the Reformation in the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547) there was much destruction. In the period (1649-1660) when Britain was a republic under Cromwell there was further destruction. Consequently the interiors are now relatively sparse.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: May 5, 2019, 1:23 am

I would love to see the Hagia Sophia someday…

Comment from CantHarkMyCry
Time: May 5, 2019, 1:36 am

It has been said about Episcopalians in the US that there are the high and crazy, the middle and hazy, and the low and lazy. Wondering to what extent the same can be said of their Anglican cousins. . .

Comment from BJM
Time: May 5, 2019, 5:15 am

A bank holiday you say? How about a nice drive in the mountains?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 7, 2019, 8:29 am

Now that’s my kind of car, BJM. Thank you muchly.

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