20th – 22nd December, 2018

Arrived safely into London on the afternoon of the 19th and headed directly to my cousins’ in Worcester Park. It was nice to catch up with them especially this close to Christmas. As well as coming here to visit them, I had also arranged to visit an exhibition at the British Museum on Friday morning….

17th – 19th December, 2018

After leaving Gloucester, I then headed down to Bristol for the next part of my vacation. I spent 3 months during this year’s hot summer so it was interesting to be back here in winter. Preparations were in full swing for Christmas and there was a wonderful German-style market in the Broadmead area. On the…

St. Dunstan-in-the-West, London

This Anglican church is situated in Farringdon Without, City of London. The church was first founded between 988 and 1070. It is one of two churches, at opposite ends of the City, dedicated to this saint. St. Dunstan was a Saxon Abbot of Glastonbury and Archbishop of Canterbury. The medieval church survived the Great Fire…

St. Clement Danes, London

This Anglican church is situated in the City of Westminster outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. It was founded in the 9th century by Danish settlers who being of a seafaring nation, dedicated the church to St. Clement, patron saint of mariners. Although the Great Fire of 1666 did not reach the…

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery. It was founded in the 7th century and was reorganised in the 10th century being rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. Major restoration was carried out during the 19th century. The Abbey was one of the last English buildings to built in the…

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London

St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an Anglican church situated on the north-eastern corner of Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, London. There has been a church situated on this site since medieval times and the current building dates from 1722-26. The church was designed by James Gibbs in the Neoclassical style. The west front has a…

St. Bartholomew-the-Great, London

Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great This church, founded as an Augustinian Priory in 1123 by Rahere, is situated in the West Smithfield area of the City of London. It is one of the oldest surviving churches in the City and is the outstanding Norman church despite many restorations. The church partially survived the…

St. George’s Hanover Square, London

St. George’s Hanover Square is an Anglican church in the City of Westminster in London. It was constructed in 1721-25 and funded by the ‘Commission for Building Fifty New Churches’ (the so called Queen Anne Churches). The great composer Handel, was a regular worshipper here.  

St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

St. Mary Redcliffe is an Anglican parish church located in the Redcliffe area of Bristol and was built between the 12th and 15th centuries. It is in the Perpendicular Gothic style. Queen Elizabeth I described it as “the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.”