It becomes even weirder when, on one of your few forays outside in the car, you find yourself social distancing from other cars. Making sure their are no cars even remotely near you when you park in a car park or turn onto a side road.
We didn’t get Katya today, her mother and I decided it wouldn’t be a good idea. But it is sad.
After trying and failing to spring clean, I found a bag full of leaflets picked up/bought on trips to places of interest.
There are an outstanding number of booklets on Places of worship: St. Mary’s, Lower Slaughter, I should remember where this is but do not. It was first erected in 13thC.
Glastonbury abbey, ruins of course, as it was closed and sold off in 1539 and most of its stones went into local house building or the causeway to wales.
A booklet on Westminster Cathedral (The catholic one) This is an odd looking cathedral for England in that it is built in the Byzantine style so as not to compete with the original Gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey. The Cathedral was not opened for worship untill 1903. Catholics, in Britain, were only allowed full rights as citizens in 1829 after loosing them during the reformation.
Westminster abbey famous for its weddings funerals and coronations.
Reading Minster: Thomas Beckett as Archbishop of Canterbury consecrated Reading Abbey in 1164 the Minster was part of this abbey although it has been added to since then.
The Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, is funded by the Queen for all who wish to worship here. It was built in about 1514 for Cardinal Wolsey whose Palace Hampton Court was.
Salisbury cathedral was completed on its present site in 1258 with the tower added in the early 14thC. It is unique among medieval English cathedrals in that it is all in one style known as Early English Gothic. This is also home to one of the four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta.
St. Peter’s Church Winchcombe, Gloucs. Completed about 1468. Winchcombe is the Ancient Saxon capital of Mercia
Ripon Cathederal. It dosen’t say when the present building was erected but part of it at least dates back to 672.
Furness Abbey ruins. began life in 1127 as a home to Savigniac Monks from Normandy. Later absorbed by the Cistercian order.
Rochester Cathedral the present building was compleated about 1343.
Poulton Le Fylde Parish Church, St Chad’s. This area was known as Amounderness before the Norman’s came. The church dates back to at least1293. Its graveyard stands high above the Streets and most of the gravestones were laid flat and the area levelled in 1973. Today in spring the whole yard is covered in snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils.
I have enjoyed checking these facts, perhaps i have a goal for other days.