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The earliest records show a church on this site in the twelfth century built by Geoffrey de Clinton sometime between 1100 and 1135. Geoffrey or his successor later made over the manor of Hughenden including the church to the priory of Kenilworth and it seems that the monks established a small priory in what is [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Feb 3rd 2023

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

The Jesse window is one of the most splendid examples of 14th century stained glass in Europe. This great East Window shows the central story of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus, surrounded by some earthly ancestors including Jesse, father of King David.*

*from a signboard in front of the window

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 6th 2016

The photo is best viewed large on Flickr

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 23rd 2016

… is builded by some man but he that built all things is GOD.

Comments Off CherryPie on Mar 21st 2016

…would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 19th 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

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