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01/29/09
I think the modern American view of building "utilitarian" churches only, sometimes misses the beauty and inspiring reverence that can be held in a structure like this one which was built for worship. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of this wonderful church and the way it inspired you that day.
01/30/09
Oooh, I've been there, too! (See comment on previous story). At the Bishop's Palace in Wells, there's a plaque that tells that one of the bishops there wrote the words to the Doxology ("Praise God from whom all blessings flow...") Thanks for bringing back the memories.
This is beautifully written, and draws attention to how master craftsmen, artists and musicians can aid worship; but the simplicity of bread and wine
re-interprets Christ's death, resurrection and coming again.
This is really well-written. I love the descriptions and the reference to the feel you got when seeing it all.
02/03/09
A great advertisement for the Church of England at its very best. Henry VIII may be better known for his six wives, but he birthed something very special in the hotbeds of the Reformation, a process later given lasting form and structure by his daughter Elizabeth.