Category Archives: Art

St Martin’s Lane Hotel

I have for many years wanted to stay in this Philippe Starck designed hotel just steps from St Martin’s in the Fields and near the site of the long lost bar ‘Brief Encounter’. A redesign and upgrade in 2015 retains

St Martin’s Lane Hotel

I have for many years wanted to stay in this Philippe Starck designed hotel just steps from St Martin’s in the Fields and near the site of the long lost bar ‘Brief Encounter’. A redesign and upgrade in 2015 retains

Our Lady St Mary

This morning our select gang of Walsingham pilgrims had the honour of attending the local parish church at South Creake, Our Lady St Mary the Virgin. Our host was Fr Clive Wyllie SCP – who graciously invited us all to

Our Lady St Mary

This morning our select gang of Walsingham pilgrims had the honour of attending the local parish church at South Creake, Our Lady St Mary the Virgin. Our host was Fr Clive Wyllie SCP – who graciously invited us all to

To Walsingham

A big thank you to the Society of Catholic Priests in North America and Fr Tripp Norris for arranging the people-mover to take us to Walsingham from Canterbury. Seven of us, including the driver, had a very comfortable three hour

To Walsingham

A big thank you to the Society of Catholic Priests in North America and Fr Tripp Norris for arranging the people-mover to take us to Walsingham from Canterbury. Seven of us, including the driver, had a very comfortable three hour

St Augustine’s Priory

This morning we concelebrated Mass together in the ruins of the priory of St Augustine, after first honouring his burial place.We processed through the ruins to the remains of the crypt for our service.Our preacher was Canon Professor Esther Mumbo

St Augustine’s Priory

This morning we concelebrated Mass together in the ruins of the priory of St Augustine, after first honouring his burial place.We processed through the ruins to the remains of the crypt for our service.Our preacher was Canon Professor Esther Mumbo

Pugin’s place

Augustus Pugin (1812-1852) was an English architect, designer and artist who is principally remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival architecture of the early nineteenth century, including the interior of the Palace of Westminster (Parliament) and many churches

Pugin’s place

Augustus Pugin (1812-1852) was an English architect, designer and artist who is principally remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival architecture of the early nineteenth century, including the interior of the Palace of Westminster (Parliament) and many churches

To the Cross

This afternoon we took a coach ride and walk, a long walk, to St Augustine’s Cross at Cliffsend. This cross erected in the ‘Victorian Celtic’ style – that is, in a fashion that the Victorians thought the Celts might have

To the Cross

This afternoon we took a coach ride and walk, a long walk, to St Augustine’s Cross at Cliffsend. This cross erected in the ‘Victorian Celtic’ style – that is, in a fashion that the Victorians thought the Celts might have

Canterbury Cathedral by day

A daylight self-tour to record some important relics in photographic form. I begin in the crypt, the farthest eastern chapel being the Chapel of Jesus. Up the stairs, so wonderfully worn down by pilgrims across the ages, is the chapel

Canterbury Cathedral by day

A daylight self-tour to record some important relics in photographic form. I begin in the crypt, the farthest eastern chapel being the Chapel of Jesus. Up the stairs, so wonderfully worn down by pilgrims across the ages, is the chapel