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Cathedrals and Churches

I have visited quite a few Churches and Cathedrals while I have been in the UK and here is a glimpse of the ones I have visited. It is worth remembering though that none of my images can ever do justice to these beautiful buildings, or ever come close to creating any sort of idea about what they are like in real life. They are best experienced up close and in person. The effect that a building like these had on the working class population must have been beyond comprehension; they loom large over a town and the atmosphere within must have really made the congregation feel that they were in the house of God. The ritual of the service and those who presided over it would have made things even more impressive. I know that each time I visit a new one I feel very small, and often am in awe of what I see. What was it like in the 1600’s? bearing in mind that some of these buildings had been standing long before then.  

 

Parish Churches, while not as grand as the Cathedrals are often beautiful structures on their own. My interest in them is mostly associated with the churchyard, but I have been into quite a few and sometimes they are magnificent inside, the weight of ages heavy and the spirit of community represented within their walls. Most of these links open into a relevant blogpost and I have deleted those that only point to a picture.  

Southampton and Salisbury
Jesus Chapel Woolston
Jesus Chapel Woolston
Holy Rood Church, Southampton
Holy Rood Church, 
St Mary's, Southampton
St Mary’s Southampton
Holy Trinity Weston
Holy Trinity Weston
St Lawrence Straford Sub CastleSt Lawrence Stratford Sub Castle St Johns Lockerley
St John’s Lockerley
Sarum St Martin Salisbury
Sarum St Martin 
St Thomas & St Edmunds Salisbury
St Thomas & St Edmunds Salisbury
Laverstock St Andrews
St Andrews Laverstock
 
Basingstoke and Reading
St Giles Reading
St Giles Reading
St_Laurence Reading
St Laurence Reading
St Mary The Virgin Reading
St Mary The Virgin Reading
Hartley Westpall St Marys
St Mary’s Hartley Westpall
Sherfield-Upon_Loddon St Leonard
Sherfield-Upon-Loddon St Leonard
Stratfield Saye St Mary
Stratfield Saye St Mary’s
Newnham St Nicholas
Newnham St Nicholas
Rotherwick Parish Churchyard
Rotherwick Parish Churchyard
All Saints Monk Sherborne
All Saints: Monk Sherborne
Sherborne St John
Sherborne St John
St Mary Stratfield Mortimer
St Mary’s Stratfield Mortimer
 
London
St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey
St Mary’s Magdalen Bermondsey

St Edmund, King and Martyr London
St Marys Lewisham
St Mary’s Lewisham
St John The Divine. Kennington
St John The Divine. Kennington
   
Gloucestershire
St Nicholas Ashchurch
St Nicholas Ashchurch
St Mary Magdalene, Twyining.
St Mary Magdalene: Twyning
St Peter's, Winchcombe
St Peter’s: Winchcombe
St Giles Bredon
St Giles: Bredon

St Mary’s Minster Cheltenham

St Peter’s Church Bushley
Elsewhere
St Michaels Lyndhurst
St Michaels Lyndhurst
St Andrews Chippenham
St Andrews Chippenham
St Pauls Chippenham
St Pauls Chippenham
  St Jame's Church Barton under Needwood
St James’ Church Barton under Needwood
 
     

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