The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Summer's End


Things are beginning to look a bit more autumnal. These berries in the Abbey Meadows...

and the Virginia Creeper on the Citizens advice Bureau tell their own story... Schools are all back. And it's Heritage Open Day tomorrow in Abingdon. That always keeps me busy. This year I'll be going round dressed as a monk...

This is one thing you won't be able to see. St Michael's should be open and their new labyrinth, but you won't be able to see behind the alter. That only gets opened on special religious occasions not Heritage Open Days. I'm not totally sure of my facts, and am hoping to be corrected, but I understand one of their ex vicars quite some time ago took a hammer to it.

1 Comments:

Anonymous john e said...

I was saying that the Victorian reredos was indeed damaged; the altar itself is a marvel of carpentry with 1000 joint but no nails. The whole is stripped every Maundy Thursday evening as a token of deep sorrow for what happened to Jesus of Nazareth on Good Friday...

13 September 2009 18:34  

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