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Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

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1. Re: Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

I was two weeks ago in London and went to Canterbury as a day trip.

the Cathedral is just amazing

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2. Re: Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

Lincoln

Salisbury

Winchester

Cambridge

Oxford

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3. Re: Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

St. George's chapel at Windsor Castle is a chapel in name only. It is really a cathedral, and the home of the order of the garter, as well as the resting place for many royals, including Henry VIII and his favorite wife, Jane Seymour.

This link will give you a 360 degree view of different areas of St. George's...

stgeorges-windsor.org/worship-and-music/expe…

Canterbury really should not be missed, and I agree that Oxford holds some very fine churches as well.

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4. Re: Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

Aylesford Priory in Kent is one of the few monastic houses that were eventually reacquired by the order who had originally founded them. Many of the original buildings remained more or less intact, others have been restored.

http://www.thefriars.org.uk/

Edited: 27 March 2013, 16:02
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5. Re: Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

Hello! Canterbury is superb, but how about Norwich or Ely? Both day trips by train from London. If you want a parish church, St Mary's in Warwick is beautiful . You could combine it with Coventry where you have ruins (from bombing, not just the passage of time) and a striking modern cathedral side by side. Very evocative.

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6. Re: Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

There's no cathedral, or any revived monastic house, at Cambridge. Kings' College chapel is arguably Britain's most beautiful late medieval church - but it doesn't meet your brief as you've written it. Ely cathedral, though, most certainly does, and with Holy Sepulchre in Cambridge and King's, makes a great overnight trip..

St Alban's, the closest medieval cathedral to London, can also be claimed as the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain.

The three key medieval churches in central London are Westminster Abbey, St Bartholemews and St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower. Most other churches in central London are mostly post-Reformation rebuilds, except for:.

St Etheldreda's in Ely Place London. Once the chapel of the London palace of the Bishop of Ely (St Etheldreda founded the monastery from which Ely cathedral is descended). Now the oldest continuously functioning Catholic church in the English-speaking world, its decoration makes it the only medieval church in Britain that feels like churches did before the Reformation, though the statues and glass are all 19th century or later.

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Gloucester cathedral is awe inspiring, 900 years a site of religious worship, the crypts and cloisters, it is an amazing building, and parts of Harry Potter were filmed there. !

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8. Re: Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

Not sure it is suitable for a day trip, but St. Peter's church in Winchcombe is pretty unique. I believe the story is that the gargoyles on the outside are actually representing town elders.

Inside is a tapestry attributed to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife.

www.ship-of-fools.com/mystery/2012/2340.html

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9. Re: Cathedral/churches/monastic houses suggestions.

You could spend days just wandering around the churches within the City of London, one of the most interesting and significant collections of ecclesiastical buildings in the world. There are more than fifty squeezed into a square mile so there are often several close together. There are also a number of towers and ruined churches in the area.

This link should get you started:

www.london-city-churches.org.uk/index.html

Edited: 27 March 2013, 17:35
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As post 5 I also recommend Coventry to see the old bomb damaged Cathedral next to the new one. This could be combined with a visit to nearby Birmingham to see the Birmingham Oratory, very interesting building built in the late 19th Century but designed to look like a much older church. Walk inside and you could be in Rome!

There are lots of other things to see and do in Birmingham.