church paraphernalia

messy abbey

this photo really is a mess, but i quite like it.
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inglesham church

i mentioned inglesham church a while back. here are a few more pictures
it looked as nice as it did on the postcards
https://www.funkypancake.com/blog/stuff3/2006/08/IMG_1936-thumb.jpg
jane in the jacobean pulpit
https://www.funkypancake.com/blog/stuff3/2006/08/IMG_1930-thumb.jpg
fancy wall inscriptions
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you can find out more here

heavenly peace

vin sent me this excellent picture of a chap having a sleep outside a church (in Acton)
https://www.funkypancake.com/blog/stuff3/2006/08/vin_Glory%20to%20God%203-thumb.jpg

low mass (best come prepared)

a low mass is a bit like a high mass, only you have to kneel really low.
BCP means ‘best come prepared’, meaning you’ll have to provide your own hassock.
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wedding registry table

i saw this at the back of a church we recently visited and i was quite intrigued. it’s the equipment on the table where a married couple have to ‘sign the register’.
although it looks very traditional, it has been updated slightly – the ink wells have been replaced by the Oxfam freebie pen, and the date card thing is now replaced by an ancient casio watch.
that’s progress for ya
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mardy bum

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this little cherub looks like he’s in a right mood, and he’s got a right face on
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(i just realised that people might not know what a mardy bum is, unless they grew up in the part of england that i did (or listen to the arctic monkeys song). explanation here)

home of the turin shroud

here’s an old picture i didn’t post. this is where the turin shroud lives. you don’t get much more ‘church paraphernalia’ than that !
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