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The little Norman church of St John the Baptist, Yaverland, Isle of Wight. I was Rector here for six very happy years. The church is situated next to Yaverland Manor, where my patron Hon. Mrs Sheila Monk lived. Her father in law was a patron of the pre-Raphaelite painters and the house was full of [Read More...]

Chust for Nice


The relics of St Mary Magdalene were enshrined here in the Middle Ages. The Basilica at Vezelay in central France is one of the most glorious examples of French Romanesque architecture. [Read more...]

For May and Mary


May Magnificat by G.M.Hopkins MAY is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season— Candlemas, Lady Day; But the Lady Month, May, Why fasten that upon her, With a feasting in her honour? Is it only its being brighter Than the most are must delight [Read More...]

Chust for Nice

Abbey Church of Mont St Michel

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The interior of San Marco in Venice. Go here for a story of how my visit to San Marco helped bring me into the Catholic Church. [Read more...]

Chust for Nice

Blackfriars -- the Dominicans in Oxford

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