Archive for the tag 'Parish Church'

Following the 2014 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, which represented the 888,246 British and Commonwealth Service men and women who lost their lives in the First World War, this Tommy commemorates the centenary of the end of the 1914-1918 war and those who lost their lives.

“There But Not There reminds us of those [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2018

The parish church of St Dionysius, begun around 1300 as a chapelry of Great Bowden, was planned to be very much part of the townscape, with a central position in its own square, opening out directly onto the street with no space for a churchyard. It was intended to be sight worthy of its setting, [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 15th 2017

A church has graced the banks of the River Thames in Hurley since Saxon times.
Formerly a Benedictine priory the monk’s traditions of hospitality, care and spiritual renewal still continue to this day. And the chime of St Mary’s bells ring out across the village, as they have for over a millennium.*

In 1545 the estates passed [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 29th 2017

The building of St-Pieterskerk (St Peter’s Church) commenced in the 1420s and continued for 200 years.

The nave and aisles were completed first, but when the twin towers of the western facade were finally added in 1507, the foundations proved inadequate and it soon began to sink. With money in short supply, it was decided to [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 18th 2015

This theme had me scratching my head for something suitable. Then I remembered the hay bales at Flodden on top of the freshly cut field. I then realised that the site being a battle field meant their was a sadder hidden meaning for the word chopped.
More chopped can be found here.

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 23rd 2013

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 31st 2013

This is the Parish Church for the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley. It is still in regular use for services, concerts and other events. It stands next to Witley court which is now in ruins following a fire that occurred in 1937.
From the church guide book:

Witley Parish Church is the only [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 29th 2012

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