Friday, August 5

Dorset 2011 - Whitchurch Canonicorum


The extended clan is just back from a week in Dorset. We stayed in the little hamlet of Whitchurch Canonicorum.



It's home to the church of St Candida and Holy Cross - The Cathedral of the Marshwood Vale.



If you ignore (for now) this very tempting footpath...



...and wander round the church, you'll find St Candida (St Wite)...



...and a number of other...



....interesting faces...


...and a priest's sundial.



The interior doesn't disappoint.



There's a magnificent pulpit...


...with fantastic steps...



...Saxon roses...



...knitted penguins...



...and a purple trilby.



The heart of the church is the shrine of St Wite, which still contains her bones.



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