Great English Churches - guestbook




Comments:
Really enjoying your site as I make my way around various churches in Rutland.

Admin reply: Rutland's a very underestimated county, Alan. Hope you enjoy it. Do look at the "Demon Carvers & Mooning Men" page. I'd hate for you to miss the carvings!


Added: April 8, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
I am preparing for a holiday in Northumberland, and will be stopping off in Durham. I have just found your page on Escomb Church - a definite must see.

Admin reply: Gosh, Cynthia, Escomb is just wonderful! It's hardly changed in 1400 years and I think even the most hardened cynic (which I'm sure you are not!) would feel some spirituality there. Northumberland is a bit like ancient Wiltshire (Avebury, West Kennet, Silbury Hill and the rest). It sends shiver upo your spine to think of its past. Do enjoy Escomb. Last time I was there you had to get the key from a house across the road. Lionel


Added: April 6, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:

Private post. Click to view.



Added: April 2, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Brilliant website - lots of good information. I have read some and will be back to read more.

My only criticism is a technical one. The line lengths are a bit long and make it difficult to read. The text also doesn't wrap so you can't use the browser to adjust for more comfortable reading. This is a great pity for people with less than perfect vision.

Sorry if that sounded negative - its just such a pity that such excellent content is spoiled by not being very easy to read for some people.

Admin reply: Philip. I'm really sorry about this. The pages render very well on my own computer but I believe that it is a problem for many website owners that we don't all have the same graphics capabilities on our computers. I confess that it was some time until I realised this and I don't really know how to change it. I don't write html myself but use a WYSIWYG program that allows me to author in a desk top publishing environment and then generates the html for me. In short, I'm completely at a loss as to how to change things. Doubtless professional web designers know all about this but I'm afraid I don't. So a big apology and mea culpa.


Added: March 26, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
I have found your wonderful site by (web)chance as I was looking up Hawton and I found Heckington as I wanted to see if these churches do anything now at Easter with their glorious Easter Sepulchres. I know Patrington very well as my maternal grandparents lived nearby and we always dropped in. I too am an enthusiastic church crawler, also belong to the CCT and have so many print photographs (not digital), I want to find a home for them. I too love Norman fonts. Thank you for your work, I would like to make my enthusiasm and photos available, but I am not very competent technologically, so thank you also for the glorious photographs. Our churches ARE a supreme patrimony and much to be treasured. M Jones

Admin reply: Thanks so much for you kind remarks. They are much appreciated. Lionel


Added: March 26, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
I have been trying to understand the symbols on the font at Inverkeillor Church, near Aberdeen, Scotland. It was donated by Agnes Raiit in the 1860s and has Greek lettering:
ΠΛΠ X ΠΥΑ + ihs Celtic cross ΙΧΣ Anchor.
In English lettering this is "PLP" and "PUA" or PYA".
"ΙΧΣ" is easy enough "ICHS" = "IESOUS CHRISTOS", but I am stuck on "PLP" and "PUA" or PYA".
I realise your work is on English churches, but would appreciate any suggestions for the Inverkeillor font.
Best Wishes,
Ian


Added: March 22, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
If anyone is down in Cornwall on the Helford river, ther is a lovely norman church at Manaccan. I have a photo of the doorway if anyone wants to view it

Added: March 14, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:

Private post. Click to view.



Added: March 12, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
I love your website! It is a great reference for me to learn about old churches and also helps me to decide which churches to visit next.

I visited the Cotswold's last year, and the wonderful old churches I saw inspired me to learn more about English churches and Anglo Saxon history.

I am returning again this spring and hope to see more churches. I have bought "How Old is that Church?", "England's Thousand Best Churches", and "The Archeology of Churches" along with some books on Anglo Saxon history to assist in my education on churches.

I also pick up guides at local churches, many are quite good.

Are there any other books that you can recommend for further reading on English churches?

Admin reply: Maura. It is always such a pleasure to hear from across the Atlantic. Sometimes I can't believe that what I read is so widely appreciated. It's very humbling. I replied to a similar question from Damian Lanigan from Brooklyn very recently so I would refer you to that. If the first millenium is your passion then there is a lot of very erudite stuff around! For a really beautiful book on that early Christian era try "Pagans & Priests" by Michelle P Brown. Its pictures will blow your socks off - but be warned that it is also about early Irish Christianity as well. I think it's out of print but Amazon has plenty of used copies. Kind regards Lionel


Added: March 12, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:

Private post. Click to view.



Admin reply: It seems to be working when I try it. Try just entering the email address directly : brumman47@hotmail.com regards Lionel


Added: March 2, 2016
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address
Powered by PHP Guestbook 1.7 from PHP Scripts
 
« First ‹ Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next › Last »
Stop Guestbook SPAM