Category Archives: Churches

Buckfast after breakfast

A beautiful summer day for a visit to an unusual Roman Catholic priory – Buckfast Abbey. The abbey itself was rebuilt in the early part of the last century. A bronze relief within the church attests to the abbot who

Buckfast after breakfast

A beautiful summer day for a visit to an unusual Roman Catholic priory – Buckfast Abbey. The abbey itself was rebuilt in the early part of the last century. A bronze relief within the church attests to the abbot who

Lancing College Chapel

It stands out on the hillside – cathedral-like – the chapel at Lansing College. This is the largest school chapel in the world and is truly spectacular. Lancing College (1848) is one of the schools founded by Nathaniel Woodward. The

Lancing College Chapel

It stands out on the hillside – cathedral-like – the chapel at Lansing College. This is the largest school chapel in the world and is truly spectacular. Lancing College (1848) is one of the schools founded by Nathaniel Woodward. The

Hove, actually

A day with John and Ann and their grandaughter Martha. A seriously beautiful church where John assists in an associate capacity, and Ann is a Churchwarden. And the intricate woodwork and stonework were exceptional. And the magnificent organ. The font

Hove, actually

A day with John and Ann and their grandaughter Martha. A seriously beautiful church where John assists in an associate capacity, and Ann is a Churchwarden. And the intricate woodwork and stonework were exceptional. And the magnificent organ. The font

St Bartholomew’s Brighton

This is quite an imposing edifice, built at the height of the Anglican Catholic revival following the Oxford Movement in the Church of England in the early part of the nineteenth century. One of six churches built in Brighton by

St Bartholomew’s Brighton

This is quite an imposing edifice, built at the height of the Anglican Catholic revival following the Oxford Movement in the Church of England in the early part of the nineteenth century. One of six churches built in Brighton by

Wesley and his chapel

Here I am at my best in a graveyard on a Sunday morning looking at tombstones. I had read about the non-conformists’ cemetery. Bun hill Field, but I was surprised to find it opposite my chosen church on Sunday morning.

Wesley and his chapel

Here I am at my best in a graveyard on a Sunday morning looking at tombstones. I had read about the non-conformists’ cemetery. Bun hill Field, but I was surprised to find it opposite my chosen church on Sunday morning.

Our Summer School is over (Part 2)

It’s really over this time. Our final day of study, a special service in the Cathedral and last dinner in Hall. It began with a service in the Latin Chapel of Christ Church Cathedral. We laid pieces of rosemary on

Our Summer School is over (Part 2)

It’s really over this time. Our final day of study, a special service in the Cathedral and last dinner in Hall. It began with a service in the Latin Chapel of Christ Church Cathedral. We laid pieces of rosemary on

Regents Park College, Oxford

A small group of us were blessed with a guided tour of this hall of residence through the connections of the Revd Dr Keith Riglin who is both an alumni and a member of the governing board. It has a

Regents Park College, Oxford

A small group of us were blessed with a guided tour of this hall of residence through the connections of the Revd Dr Keith Riglin who is both an alumni and a member of the governing board. It has a

Sunday Mass (with incense)

Having been disappointed with St Mary the Virgin, the University Church, and with Pusey House not open for services, I stumbled into a church which just had the door ajar so I could see people in the pews. And what

Sunday Mass (with incense)

Having been disappointed with St Mary the Virgin, the University Church, and with Pusey House not open for services, I stumbled into a church which just had the door ajar so I could see people in the pews. And what

Wanderings in Oxford

This is our weekend off but the weather has turned to intermittent rain. I did venture out but ended up very wet. My first stop was the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. This is especially famous because John

Wanderings in Oxford

This is our weekend off but the weather has turned to intermittent rain. I did venture out but ended up very wet. My first stop was the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. This is especially famous because John

A wing and a prayer

This is Day 4 of my course. Last night we attended echo Rao evensong in Christ Church Cathedral which is part of the college campus. It was, of course, a Book of Common Prayer (1662) liturgy, with an American choir,

A wing and a prayer

This is Day 4 of my course. Last night we attended echo Rao evensong in Christ Church Cathedral which is part of the college campus. It was, of course, a Book of Common Prayer (1662) liturgy, with an American choir,