The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury on Wikipedia.

Buddha Maitreya Monastery on Northload Street. Jim Parker. Link.

Three views of Glastonbury Abbey, all Jim Parker. 1, 2, 3. An old postcard view, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. ST 5007 3885. Also, from Christopher's Collection, three old photos (pre-1908) show St. Mary's Chapel - 1, 2, and the Abbot's Kitchen. Link. Grade I listed. Other listed features associated with the Abbey can be found here.

Glastonbury Gospel Hall, Bove Town. Jim Parker.

Glastonbury Methodist Church on Cambrook Street. Jim Parker.

Our Lady of Glastonbury (R.C.). Graeme Harvey.

St. Benedict. Bill Henderson. Grade I listed.

St. John the Baptist on High Street. Bill Henderson. An old postcard, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection, shows the supposed tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.

St. Margaret's Chapel (aka The Magdalene Chapel) on Magdalene Close. Jim Parker. Link.

St. Michael, the famous tower on Glastonbury Tor. ST 5122 3862. From an old postcard (franked 1908), in Steve Bulman's Collection. Another old postcard view, this time from Red Dosell's Collection. Note the spelling of "Torr". A modern view, Roger Hopkins. Grade I listed.

The former Slipper Chapel of St. James. Note the filled-in arch in the side wall, seen more closely here. The only surviving Slipper Chapel of the original three, pilgrims to Glastonbury Abbey would stop here to wash their feet before continuing barefoot. Both Janet Gimber (2011).

U.R.C. on High Street. Jim Parker.




04 March 2023

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