The Treasures of Welshampton Church

A summary of a talk given on 15th July 2023 on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of The Consecration When the new vicar arrived in Welshampton in 1859 he found ‘the worst church in the diocese.’  It was a plain brick building in poor condition with no free seats and hardly any congregation.  The … Continue reading The Treasures of Welshampton Church

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

One of the treasures of Lyneal and Colemere Church, which has been in storage for many years, can now be seen in the North arch of the chancel.  It is a valuable chromolithographic reproduction of one of the world’s most coveted and frequently stolen works of art.  How it came to be at Colemere is … Continue reading The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

Flowers in Church

In Ss. Simon & Jude, Cockshutt, the altar flowers (also known as Chancel flowers) are placed behind the altar table, on the marble reredos (in some churches they are placed adjacent to the altar). Altar flowers play an important part in our act of worship as they are an offering of thanksgiving to God.  The … Continue reading Flowers in Church