Rosslyn Chapel

Excerpt from the book Travels through History : Northern Ireland and Scotland  Belfast and the Causeway Coast has been rated best region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. In September 2017, Scotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world by a respected travel company, Rough Guides. Before the book, the Da Vinci Code,Continue reading “Rosslyn Chapel”

London Churches

St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey aren’t the only sights in London for people interested in churches and cathedrals. Visitors to the main sights in London should always be aware that there is a historical church close by. These smaller churches aren’t as famous as St Paul’s Cathedral or Westminster Abbey, but you won’t haveContinue reading “London Churches”

Skip Rome’s queues and entrance fees and visit a baroque masterpiece

The Church of St Ignatius of Loyola is an oasis of calm in Rome’s tourist central showcasing wonderful trompe-l’oeil frescoes

Armenia – Saghmosavank Monastery

On the way back to Yerevan I stopped at Saghmosavank (“Monastery of Psalms”) another Armenian sight close to a spectacular gorge, this time the Kasakh Gorge. The monastery has a large gavit to the west of the Zion church. A gavit serves as a narthex, mausoleum and assembly room for the church, but at SaghmosavankContinue reading “Armenia – Saghmosavank Monastery”

NWW Photo Prompt – Communion

This is a response to the following New West Writers photo prompt I haven’t been to church for many years. The priest partially dipped the consecrated bread into the consecrated wine and then placed it in my mouth. By the time the priest was at the end of the line of kneeling communicants, the candelabraContinue reading “NWW Photo Prompt – Communion”

Let us stay … country churches offer overnight stays for £60pp a night

The Churches Conservation Trust is developing a scheme offering B&B accommodation in historic churches and has plans to expand its ‘congregation’ of properties if it proves popular with guests (or worshippers, if you prefer)