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And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Luke 22:19 (KJV)

16 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2017

The lavatorium (‘washing place’) in the north walk of the cloister is decorated with a delightful small-scale fan vault. The trough with its drainage holes would have been lead-lined, and on the shelf behind there would have been lead tanks with taps at the front. The lavatorium was used for hand-washing before meals. The whole [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2016

Gloucester’s great Cloister is famous for its magnificent fan vaulting, which is believed to be the earliest example in England.
Originally built to house the monks, it provided space for them to live, work and meditate. In many abbeys, the cloisters were traditionally built on the south side, but at Gloucester, it unusually lies on the [...]

19 Comments CherryPie on Mar 4th 2016

At the entrance to Gloucester Cathedral, the West Window is a prominent feature. Although my photographs don’t capture the details well, the window depicts Biblical scenes.

The glass we see today was installed in 1859 as a memorial to Dr J. H. Monk, Bishop of Gloucester from 1830 to 1856. It was made by the large [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 3rd 2016

Eldest son of William the Conqueror, and benefactor of Gloucester Abbey. He died in 1134 at Cardiff Castle, a prisoner of his youngest brother, King Henry I.

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 2nd 2016

The vivid glass, by Tom Denny, was commissioned in 1990 and installed in 1992 to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the beginning of Abbot Serlo’s building of the new abbey in 1089. The theme of the windows is that of ‘praise’. Tom’s inspiration being Psalm 148: ‘Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 1st 2016

An intimate space for worship and contemplation, Gloucester Cathedral’s magnificent Lady Chapel was the last part of the church to be built during the Medieval period in the 15th century.
Dedicated to ‘Our Lady’, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Lady Chapel is unique in its design and decoration.
It has a vaulted roof [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 29th 2016

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