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northernvicarwalks – November 2021

This was the month we finally managed to restart our Toddler Group, and that was a huge pleasure. Remembrance Sunday was busy too – I felt mixed emotions, pleased that the place was full, but worried about the number of … Continue reading

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northernvicarwalks – October 2021

October continued in the same vein. Worship every Sunday, plus Zoom, and a lot of baptisms. Not a lot of walking – just 18 miles this month (though that was 18 miles more than in September). One train jaunt and … Continue reading

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northernvicarwalks – September 2021

I don’t know if anyone reads these monthly summaries, but if – in the future – I want to know what railways I did, what walking I didn’t do, or my thoughts on facebook, at least I will know where … Continue reading

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Lichfield, Staffordshire – Cathedral church of St Chad, again

On Saturday 16 October 2021 we set off south to go to Bournville, but the A38 was closed at Fradley Junction. We had a guided tour of industrial estates, and then decided that Lichfield would be far enough. We managed … Continue reading

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Old Radnor, Powys – St Stephen

Go and have a look at Old Radnor parish church said one of the ladies in Kington, so we did – SO 250590. St Stephen’s church is in Wales, but still the Church of England. (That’s made it fun when … Continue reading

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Kington, Herefordshire – St Mary

On 30 September we drove across the border as Julie wanted to visit Lockdown Books in the small town of Kington – https://lock-down-books.com/. It is only open three days a week, and is a radical bookshop with not a lot … Continue reading

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Oswestry, Shropshire – St Oswald

We spent the last week of September 2021 on holiday in Wales, and on Wednesday 29 we crossed the border and went to Oswestry. Julie enjoyed Booka Bookshop, and then we went to St Oswald’s church. The last time I … Continue reading

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London – St Magnus the Martyr

The final church I managed was St Magnus the Martyr on Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6DN,  down by the top of the old London Bridge. They have a superb website – https://www.stmagnusmartyr.org.uk/ – with lots about the history and life … Continue reading

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London – St Mary at Hill

St Mary-at-Hill church, just round the corner from the Monument, was open and well worth a visit. They have just finished a new exhibition and there are some fascinating display boards. Their website is supposed to be www.stmary-at-hill.org, but it … Continue reading

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London – St Botolph’s-without-Aldersgate

I walked from the Barbican, past the Museum of London and the memorials to the Wesley brothers’ conversion, then crossed the road to St Botolph’s-without-Aldersgate EC1A 4EU. They have a website at https://www.stbotolphsaldersgate.org.uk/about-us/about-us/, and you can download a history sheet … Continue reading

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