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The Saxon Church of St Laurence, Bradford-on-Avon

Sunday morning found us killing a couple of hours in Bradford-on-Avon, having stayed overnight at a hotel just outside the town following a family wedding nearby. It has to be said that Bradford-on-Avon is a very pleasant place to kill … Continue reading

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In Wesley’s footsteps (6): Snow Hill

Modern day Snow Hill is a rather featureless street descending from Holborn Viaduct past the west door of the church of St Sepulchre to Farringdon Street, which runs along the old Fleet valley. In John Wesley’s day the Fleet was … Continue reading

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Sunday at the ‘Mother Church of World Methodism’

Methodism doesn’t have cathedrals, but if we did, Wesley’s Chapel in City Road would surely deserve the title. It was built by the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, in 1778 as the base for his work in London. A miraculous … Continue reading

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A walk in the park

I feel apologetic in saying this, but I’m always rather disappointed by Luneta Park. Particularly after the well maintained and immaculately tended gardens of Fort Santiago, Luneta Park (nowadays officially known as Rizal Park) feels tired and rather worn at … Continue reading

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Within the walls

I have previously written of the significance of the national hero Jose Rizal. On Saturday we visited the shrine of the great man at Fort Santiago. Fort Santiago, which guards the entrance of the Pasig River, lies at the northwestern … Continue reading

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Rizal Day

30th December is a public holiday is the Philippines, in commemoration of the national hero Jose Rizal (1861-1896). Rizal was a true ‘renaissance man’, adept in a wide range of intellectual disciplines: a doctor of medicine, poet and novelist, conversant … Continue reading

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