One Cathedral, Two Shrines: the Restoration of the Shrine of St Amphibalus

This summer, visitors to St Albans Cathedral will have the chance to see the medieval shrine of St Amphibalus restored to its former glory. Located near to the shrine of St Alban, it is the first time in centuries that the Cathedral’s two medieval shrines can be appreciated together in their fully restored grandeur. St... Continue Reading →

Thorlby Wesleyan Methodist chapel: A ‘Tin Tabernacle’ in North Yorkshire

North-east of Skipton in the small village of Thorlby stands a unique Wesleyan Methodist chapel built of corrugated iron - one of North Yorkshire's hidden gems. Although for how much longer this small chapel will remain standing hangs in the balance. This blog post doesn't dive into the chapel's history, largely because any substantial historical... Continue Reading →

Guest Blog: St. Thomas Porch, Salisbury Cathedral

Text and images kindly contributed by Steve Dunn (15.07.2020). All images are the author’s own unless stated. Figure 6. credit here [accessed 15.07.2020]. St. Thomas Porch - Salisbury Cathedral Gone but not forgotten Figure 1. Salisbury Cathedral. At the consecration of Salisbury Cathedral on the 28th April 1258 the assembled dignitaries must have viewed the... Continue Reading →

Lost Churches of York: St. Mary-ad-Valvas

A lot of valuable research continues to inform our understanding of settlement and activity in the pre-Conquest city, but generally very little is known about the early churches in the central area of York. In the later 11th century York began to flourish and by c.1100 the number of new ecclesiastical foundations was well on... Continue Reading →

‘The Leaves of the Tree are for the Healing of Nations”. Frances Darlington’s interwar reredos at St. Saviour’s, Leeds.

St. Saviour’s, Richmond Hill, holds a special place in the history of the Oxford Movement in the north of England; founded by one of its Tractarian leaders, Edward Bouverie Pusey, to serve a deprived, working-class community. It was frequently the centre of major controversy over church ritual and provided the Roman Catholic church in Leeds... Continue Reading →

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