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4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 28th 2018

In 1939 Lord Fairhaven created the Rose Garden, a quintessentially English feature. The Rose Garden produces spectacular colour and scent in the summer months*

*From the Anglesey Abbey Gardens guidebook

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 27th 2018

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12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 21st 2018

The Presbytery is so named because it is here that the priests, or presbyters, officiate. It was dedicated in 1252 in the presence of King Henry III and Prince Edward. The Norman church ended just east of the steps to your left. In the thirteenth century Bishop Hugh Northwold rebuilt the whole of the east [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 20th 2018

St Dunstan (909- 988) and St Ethelwold (908 – 984)
Together these two churchmen were responsible for the revival of monasticism in England. In 970, one hundred years after it was sacked by the Danes, Ethelwold, Bishop of Winchester, re-established the monastery in Ely as a Benedictine foundation.
The Rule of Benedict, written in the 6th century, [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 18th 2018

Entering the Lady Chapel you meet a gracious, light and open space. The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries saw the rise of the cult of the Virgin Mary, and chapels in her honour were added to many churches and cathedrals, including Ely. This chapel is exceptional as it is by far the largest attached to any [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 17th 2018

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