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The tomb of King John rests on the pavement within the Quire at Worcester Cathedral.

In his will, made a few days before his death and preserved in the cathedral library, he asked to be buried in the ‘church of St Mary and St Wulfstan at Worcester’. In his lifetime, John had often visited Worcester and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 26th 2017

For 1300 years people have gathered around and altar here to break bread together in the Holy Eucharist. Still we come to hear the teaching of Jesus, to pray, to share the bread of life and the cup of salvation as did Worcester’s two great saints, Oswald (925-992) and Wulstan (c. 1008-1095), whose remains were [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Jun 24th 2017

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 21st 2017

Thomas Habington was a rebel.
In 1586, Thomas Habington was a conspirator involved in the Babington Plot to kill Protestant Queen Elizabeth and restore Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots to the throne. The plan was foiled and Mary was executed for consenting to the plan. Thomas Habington escaped this fate as he was Elizabeth 1st’s godson [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 20th 2017

I didn’t have the best nights sleep due to the room being cold and Mr C turning the heating off because the room was airless and dry leaving me to be too warm if I wrapped myself up in the duvet and too cold if I didn’t.
The service at breakfast was just as chaotic as [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 14th 2017