1,600-year-old church mosaic puzzles out key role of women in early Christianity

We went to Aston Abbotts to school after Cublington School was closed, as the government said there were too many children for a 2 roomed school. They tried to tell her we could take sandwiches for lunch, but she still said no, as she thought we should have a hot meal at lunchtime. So, Eileen and myself went to school in the morning and then walked home at lunchtime, bringing our homework with us. Moore prepared a hot meal for us. Then we were to sit in the playroom and do our homework and Mrs. Stevens would come over to the playroom and check to see we had done it. We lived there until Madam and Master decided to move to Scotland as Madam had a brother, Master Dick, who was in the Air Force and was reported missing. So, they decided to go to Scotland and asked our parents if we could go with them. But our parents said it was too far away, so Eileen and I were split up. I went to live with Mr.

The little church that could: Saint-Sixte rebuilds after fire destroyed the village’s heart

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Welcome to St Nicholas, the Parish Church of Studland. Please take time to be still, pray, and get to know our church and its surroundings. This unique Romanesque Norman building has been here for about 1, years, but it was built on the site of an earlier Saxon church dating from the beginnings of Christianity in Dorset.

We hope you will appreciate that we use the footpaths through the courtesy of local landowners, who do their best to keep them in good order, so that we can access the countryside at our leisure. Please help us to support farmers in the course of their work by leaving no hazardous litter, closing all gates and keeping dogs under control at all times. Watch out for the occasional rabbit hole and slippery mud — walking boots are a bonus! Pasture, tarmac roads, some plough, short incline, stiles.

From the Barrow House, walk northwards along The Street. You may wish to call in at the Village Store, on the right hand side, to purchase light sustenance for your walk. Turn left into the churchyard. The tower dates from and contains six bells. The representation of the Good Shepherd in the window of the north aisle dates from The brass chandelier is said to be the largest of its kind and was created in , originally for All Saints, Maidstone and moved to Egerton when gas lighting was installed in Maidstone in Follow the path to the northwest corner of the churchyard and out into the orchards, along the Greensand Way.

This is part of a long-distance walk running from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet, Kent. It follows the Greensand Ridge, which is one of a series of ridges forming the landscape of the Weald, between the North and South Downs.

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The Church was an important part of our lives. We were expected to go to Church on a Sunday and to go to Sunday School. When it was time for my Confirmation I remember a cartload of us being taken to Clifton Hampden Church for the service conducted by the Bishop.

The village used to be quite different when I grew up. My first memory was when I started school at the age of 3. We had mattresses in the main school room. Hughes, the school mistress, lived in the school house. There were just two classrooms. Butterfield taught the Infants and Mrs. Hughes taught the Seniors. I went to Culham School until I was 11 years old. I fondly remember my time at Culham School. When we progressed to the Senior Class we sometimes helped out.

Holmes Chapel Village History

Places To See in Glocester Whether you’re a history buff or a nature enthusiast, there are many interesting places to visit in Glocester Click here for a printable map showing the locations of many of the “Places To See” listed below. And be sure to visit the Glocester Town Hall to view the photo exhibit on display along the main corridor open weekdays from 9: There are several sites within the Town of Glocester which have been preserved as historic and environmental treasures.

Visit the Glocester Land Trust website to learn more about these beautiful “back to nature” spots and how to get there.

Holmes Chapel is still quite compact and green fields can be reached within a mile of the centre in any direction. Furthermore it has retained its character as a village with a central parish church, several pubs and a good range of private shops.

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Two people were killed and three others were wounded in clashes between angry Kasur residents and police after protesters enraged over her death attacked a police station in the city. North and South Korea began their first official talks in more than two years, focusing on the forthcoming Winter Olympics after months of tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.

Thirty-seven people died overnight when torrential rain and mudslides swept though shanty homes. Reuters People take part in pro-government rallies, Iran. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference from the scene that ‘it is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century.

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The channel is governed by the second largest rise and fall of tidal movement in the world, about one mile. The largest being the Bay of Fundy in Canada. The northern village boundary is Brean Down , a rocky promontory some ft high, jutting out into the channel and separating Brean from Weston-super-Mare.

The swallows are here! Back from their extraordinary journey. One was spotted over Top Farm on 8th April before it flew off towards the west. Spring and the new year in Sheldon can now begin, although it has been a stuttering start!

Overview[ edit ] While the neighbourhood is home to the community centre, parks, bars, restaurants, and stores catering to the LGBT community particularly along Church Street , it is also a historic community with Victorian houses and apartments dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. James Town , St. Lawrence , Riverdale and the Garden District , and in smaller numbers throughout the city and its suburbs. Church and Wellesley is home to the annual Pride Week celebrations, as well as the Pride parade.

Church and Wellesley is home to the annual Pride Week celebrations, the largest event of its kind in Canada with over 90 floats and an enthusiastic crowd that numbers in the hundreds of thousands. Pride Toronto is always on the last weekend in June. It runs southward along Yonge Street. The Dyke March is a women-only parade that runs on that Saturday afternoon and has a smaller parade route. There is also a weekend-long community fair that closes off Wellesley between Yonge and Church and also goes into Church Street.

The community fair includes tables from a wide variety of groups involved in or associated with queer culture. In , a new wing was opened, and upgrades to the existing spaces were completed in Alternate names[ edit ] The neighbourhood goes by a number of names, though most refer to it as Church Street or the Village. A number of alternative names for Church and Wellesley exist in local vernacular, including the Gay Ghetto, the Village, the Gaybourhood [2] or the Gay Village — however, many of these “nicknames” are generic to gay villages across the English speaking world, and are therefore not descriptive of Church and Wellesley specifically, but of gay villages in general.

Most people refer to it simply as Church Street or the Village, since most of the gay-related establishments in the area are located on that street.

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On Friday afternoon two church elders discovered the 7th Century relic was not in its niche. The four-sided hand-bell, dating from around AD, the earliest time of the church in Scotland, had been kept near the front of the church in a metal-fronted alcove. The door of this had been opened without any obvious damage, using a screwdriver or something similar.

Church and Wellesley is an LGBT-oriented enclave in Toronto, Ontario, is roughly bounded by Gerrard Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, Charles Street to the north, and Jarvis Street to the east, with the core commercial strip located along Church Street from Wellesley south to Alexander. Though some gay and lesbian oriented establishments can be found outside this area.

Childrey is a quintessential English village, with its own school, shop, pub, village green, duck pond and Methodist church. The church is open during daylight hours, and visitors are most welcome at any time. The present church is a Grade One listed building dating from the 12th Century However, the site goes back over years to Saxon times, and has been developed and added to over the centuries. Visitors may be especially interested to see the unique 12th century font, medieval glass, medieval and Victorian tiles, some of the best brasses in the area, the effigy of a 14th Century knight and the one-handed clock.

The lead font dates from the reign of Henry the Second, and is thought to be the oldest of its kind. It has a frieze of 12 moulded abbots in chasubles each having a crozier turned inwards in one hand and a book in the other. In the north transept, the window has glass dating back to the 14th century. It tells the life-story of St Mary and was restored in The north transept also houses the effigy of a knight dating from about It is believed to be Geoffrey Frethorne a member of the Frethorne family who had very strong links with the church at that time.

A photograph of the effigy can be found at www.

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