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Horizontal Stratigraphy and Cremation Switchback in the Welsh Churchyard

Recently I posted about a visit to Pennant Melangell and the shrine of St Melangell. Well, it must be said that this is a fascinating site for its church and internal memorials, but even more so for its churchyard. 669 more words

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Aldworth Church

Aldworth in west Berkshire has a fabulous flint-built church on the Berkshire Downs. Outside is a fabulous churchyard with a cleared, and presumably older, southern side, and a large extended northern side in which the most recent graves are located. 608 more words

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Before the Crepe Myrtles Pass By

My husband got asked after Sunday School if he’d like to help out by painting a deck and trimming deadwood out of a tree. After lunch he asked me if I’d like to go with him to paint, so I grabbed my easel and watercolors. 44 more words

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Commemoration at Lindisfarne Priory

As a place of worship and pilgrimage, with St Mary’s church and churchyard right next to the priory ruins, and given the long-standing associated with the absent saintly dead in the form of Aidan and Cuthbert, it is hardly surprising that death and memory are interwoven with the site of Lindisfarne Priory’s ruins. 817 more words

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A Fresh Take on the Wilderness Experience

Bit busy at the moment, getting ready for a big,big, clear up in the churchyard. A community get together with scouts, school children, moms and dads, grans and grandpas … and folk from the Mosque in a neighbouring town all getting together, showing their love and care for neighbours… 26 more words

Knowing Me Knowing Yew

Three doors up, just over the road, lives our friendly neighbourhood yew tree. The resilient old fellow is over 1600 years old – the oldest in Sussex. 260 more words

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A Second Helping of Dyserth: Early Churchyard Memorials

In a recent blog, I explored the Viking stone sculpture and later memorials within Dyserth church. Here, I return to report on my brief exploration of Dyserth’s extramural monuments. 317 more words

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